The best Bitcoin ETFs/ETNs

How to invest in Bitcoin using ETFs/ETNs

0.95% p.a. - 2.00% p.a.
annual total expense ratio (TER) of Bitcoin ETFs/ETNs
on Bitcoin, which is tracked by ETFs
on Bitcoin
The best indices for Bitcoin ETFs/ETNs

How do I invest in Bitcoin?

Bitcoin is a cryptocurrency. The currency is independent of conventional, governmental currency systems such as the Dollar or the Euro and regulates the right of ownership through the possession of computer-generated keys. Payments are cryptographically legitimised and processed via a network of computers with equal rights - without the need for a bank. A decentralised, synchronised accounting system, the so-called blockchain, is used for administration. The exchange rate of a bitcoin to conventional currencies follows the principle of pricing on a stock exchange.

Bitcoin is the oldest cryptocurrency and has been used since 2009. New bitcoin units are created by solving cryptographic challenges, known as mining, and require large amounts of energy and computing capacity. The capacity of bitcoins is considered limited by the algorithm used in bitcoin.

Investors can use Bitcoin-ETNs to participate in the returns of physical Bitcoin holdings. The diversification principles of the regulatory investment fund framework (UCITS) do not allow to launch a UCITS fund with only one constituent. Due to this fact, bitcoin is mainly available as an exchange-traded note (ETN) in European countries.

In this investment guide you will find all physically backed ETNs that allow you to invest in bitcoin.

Bitcoin performance

1 month: 52.75%
1 year: 455.34%

Bitcoin ETFs/ETNs in comparison

The most important factors at a glance

When choosing a Bitcoin ETF or ETN one should consider several other factors in addition to the methodology of the underlying index and performance of an ETF. For better comparison, you will find a list of all Bitcoin ETFs/ETNs with details on size, cost, age, income, domicile and replication method ranked by fund size.

Compare all Bitcoin ETFs/ETNs in detail
Compare all Bitcoin ETFs/ETNs in a chart

  Fund size
in m EUR
in %
Use of profits Fund domicile Replication method
BTCetc - ETC Group Physical BitcoinDE000A27Z304 1,255 2.00% p.a. Accumulating Germany Physically backed
CoinShares Physical BitcoinGB00BLD4ZL17 434 0.98% p.a. Accumulating Jersey Physically backed
21Shares Bitcoin ETPCH0454664001 412 1.49% p.a. Accumulating Switzerland Physically backed
WisdomTree BitcoinGB00BJYDH287 304 0.95% p.a. Accumulating Jersey Physically backed
VanEck Vectors Bitcoin ETNDE000A28M8D0 258 1.00% p.a. Accumulating Liechtenstein Physically backed
Iconic Funds Physical Bitcoin ETPDE000A3GK2N1 6 0.95% p.a. Accumulating Germany Physically backed

Source:; As of 20.10.21


Return comparison of all Bitcoin ETFs/ETNs

The table shows the returns of all Bitcoin ETFs/ETNs in comparison. All return figures are including dividends as of month end. Besides the return the reference date on which you conduct the comparison is important. In order to find the best ETFs, you can also perform a chart comparison.

ETF   1 month
in %
3 months
in %
6 months
in %
1 year
in %
3 years
in %
WisdomTree Bitcoin -7.72% 28.09% -25.55% 303.95% -
21Shares Bitcoin ETP -7.91% 28.06% -25.81% 300.00% -
BTCetc - ETC Group Physical Bitcoin -7.83% 28.20% -26.00% 299.89% -
CoinShares Physical Bitcoin -7.62% 29.69% -25.53% - -
Iconic Funds Physical Bitcoin ETP -7.67% 28.62% - - -
VanEck Vectors Bitcoin ETN -7.70% 28.52% -25.78% - -
ETF   2021
in %
in %
in %
in %
in %
VanEck Vectors Bitcoin ETN 62.84% - - - -
BTCetc - ETC Group Physical Bitcoin 62.56% - - - -
21Shares Bitcoin ETP 61.56% 249.79% - - -
WisdomTree Bitcoin 59.34% 263.52% - - -
CoinShares Physical Bitcoin - - - - -
Iconic Funds Physical Bitcoin ETP - - - - -

Source:; As of 30.09.21; Calculations in EUR including dividends