The best Crypto ETFs/ETNs

How to invest in Cryptocurrencies using ETFs/ETNs

0.00% p.a. - 2.50% p.a.
annual total expense ratio (TER) of Crypto ETFs/ETNs
on Cryptocurrencies, which are tracked by ETFs
on Cryptocurrencies
 
The best indices for Crypto ETFs/ETNs

How do I invest in Crypto ETFs/ETNs?

Cryptocurrencies are independent of conventional, governmental currency systems such as the Euro or the Dollar. Popular cryptocurrencies are, for example, Bitcoin, Ether, Bitcoin Cash and Ripple. For cryptocurrencies, the right to ownership is controlled 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. The administration is based on a decentralised, synchronised accounting system, the so-called blockchain.

The exchange rate of a cryptocurrency to conventional currencies follows the principle of pricing on a stock exchange. New crypto-coins are created by solving cryptographic challenges, which require high amounts of energy and computer capacity. This process is called mining. For some cryptocurrencies, the maximum number of coins is limited. This applies to Bitcoin, for example.

Many investors have started to use cryptocurrencies as a digital asset rather than a payment method. Investors can participate in the returns of a cryptocurrency via Exchange Traded Notes (ETNs). Most ETNs hold large parts of the invested assets in physical coins as collateral. In most European countries, there are no crypto ETFs due to the legal framework defined by the UCITS guidelines. The regulations do not allow to launch a UCITS fund with only one component.

Some crypto ETNs track a basket of different currencies and thus offer the possibility to invest in several cryptocurrencies with one single product.

Another particularity are products that include staking rewards. Adding new blocks to a proof-of-stake blockchain requires existing holders to 'stake' their coins. In return for staking, they are provided with staking rewards. In the case of crypto ETNs, these staking rewards can be shared with investors both in terms of a reduced management fee (possibly as low as 0%) and/or an increasing coin entitlement. Note that staking is only possible for cryptocurrencies that use a proof-of-stake mechanism to create new units. While Bitcoin is currently not one of them, Ether is, since it switched to a proof-of-stake mechanism in September 2022.

Blockchain ETFs provide an opportunity to invest in the fast-growing crypto market via ETFs, though. The indices tracked by such ETFs are composed of companies that deal with infrastructure, processes and technologies related to the blockchain technology.

In this investment guide, you will find all physically-backed ETNs that allow you to invest in a cryptocurrency.
 
 

Performance of cryptocurrencies in comparison

Source: justETF Research; As of: 05.12.22

 

Crypto ETFs/ETNs in comparison

The most important factors at a glance

When choosing a Crypto 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 Crypto ETFs/ETNs with details on size, cost, age, income, domicile and replication method ranked by fund size.

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

Provider
ISIN
  Fund size
in m EUR
TER
in %
Use of profits Fund domicile Replication method
21Shares Binance BNB ETPCH0496454155 272 2.50% p.a. Accumulating Switzerland Physically backed
BTCetc - ETC Group Physical BitcoinDE000A27Z304 260 2.00% p.a. Accumulating Germany Physically backed
CoinShares Physical BitcoinGB00BLD4ZL17 157 0.98% p.a. Accumulating Jersey Physically backed
21Shares Ethereum ETPCH0454664027 150 1.49% p.a. Accumulating Switzerland Physically backed
21Shares Bitcoin ETPCH0454664001 137 1.49% p.a. Accumulating Switzerland Physically backed
WisdomTree BitcoinGB00BJYDH287 105 0.95% p.a. Accumulating Jersey Physically backed
VanEck Bitcoin ETNDE000A28M8D0 85 1.00% p.a. Accumulating Liechtenstein Physically backed
CoinShares Physical EthereumGB00BLD4ZM24 81 1.25% p.a. Accumulating Jersey Physically backed
21Shares Crypto Basket Index ETPCH0445689208 67 2.50% p.a. Accumulating Switzerland Physically backed
VanEck TRON ETNDE000A3GSUE1 49 1.50% p.a. Accumulating Liechtenstein Physically backed
VanEck Ethereum ETNDE000A3GPSP7 45 1.00% p.a. Accumulating Liechtenstein Physically backed
ETHetc - ETC Group Physical EthereumDE000A3GMKD7 40 1.49% p.a. Accumulating Germany Physically backed
SEBA Bitcoin ETPCH0558875933 35 0.75% p.a. Accumulating Switzerland Physically backed
21Shares Ripple XRP ETPCH0454664043 28 2.50% p.a. Accumulating Switzerland Physically backed
WisdomTree EthereumGB00BJYDH394 25 0.95% p.a. Accumulating Jersey Physically backed
21Shares Polygon ETPCH1129538448 23 2.50% p.a. Accumulating Switzerland Physically backed
SEBA Crypto Asset Select Index ETPCH0568452707 23 1.50% p.a. Accumulating Switzerland Physically backed
21Shares Cardano ETPCH1102728750 21 2.50% p.a. Accumulating Switzerland Physically backed
21Shares Bitcoin Suisse Index ETPCH0496484640 16 2.50% p.a. Accumulating Switzerland Physically backed
21Shares Polkadot ETPCH0593331561 14 2.50% p.a. Accumulating Switzerland Physically backed
CoinShares FTX Physical Staked SolanaGB00BNRRFY34 13 0.00% p.a. Accumulating Jersey Physically backed
21Shares Solana ETPCH1114873776 13 2.50% p.a. Accumulating Switzerland Physically backed
VanEck Algorand ETNDE000A3GWNE8 12 1.50% p.a. Accumulating Liechtenstein Physically backed
Hashdex Nasdaq Crypto Index Europe ETNCH1184151731 9 1.49% p.a. Accumulating Switzerland Physically backed
21Shares Tezos ETPCH0491507486 7 2.50% p.a. Accumulating Switzerland Physically backed
SEBA Ethereum ETPCH0587418630 6 0.75% p.a. Accumulating Switzerland Physically backed
CoinShares Physical XRPGB00BLD4ZN31 6 1.50% p.a. Accumulating Jersey Physically backed
LTCetc - ETC Group Physical LitecoinDE000A3GN5J9 4 2.00% p.a. Accumulating Germany Physically backed
CoinShares Physical Staked AlgorandGB00BNRRF105 4 0.00% p.a. Accumulating Jersey Physically backed
VanEck Avalanche ETNDE000A3GV1T7 4 1.50% p.a. Accumulating Liechtenstein Physically backed
CoinShares Physical LitecoinGB00BLD4ZP54 4 1.50% p.a. Accumulating Jersey Physically backed
21Shares Bitcoin Cash ETPCH0475552201 3 2.50% p.a. Accumulating Switzerland Physically backed
Iconic Funds Physical Bitcoin ETPDE000A3GK2N1 3 0.95% p.a. Accumulating Germany Physically backed
21Shares Avalanche ETPCH1135202088 3 2.50% p.a. Accumulating Switzerland Physically backed
VanEck Solana ETNDE000A3GSUD3 3 1.50% p.a. Accumulating Liechtenstein Physically backed
21Shares Stellar ETPCH1109575535 3 2.50% p.a. Accumulating Switzerland Physically backed
21Shares Bytetree BOLD ETPCH1146882308 2 1.49% p.a. Accumulating Switzerland Physically backed
VanEck Crypto Leaders ETNDE000A3GWEU3 2 1.50% p.a. Accumulating Liechtenstein Physically backed
CoinShares Physical Staked CardanoGB00BNRRF659 2 0.00% p.a. Accumulating Jersey Physically backed
CoinShares Physical Staked TezosGB00BMWB4803 2 0.00% p.a. Accumulating Jersey Physically backed
WisdomTree Crypto MarketGB00BMTP1626 2 1.45% p.a. Accumulating Jersey Physically backed
VanEck Polkadot ETNDE000A3GSUC5 2 1.50% p.a. Accumulating Liechtenstein Physically backed
Eqonex Bitcoin ETNDE000A3KYMQ2 2 0.89% p.a. Accumulating Luxembourg Physically backed
Global X Bitcoin ETPGB00BLBDZV05 1 0.65% p.a. Accumulating Jersey Physically backed
CoinShares Physical Staked PolkadotGB00BNRRFW10 1 0.00% p.a. Accumulating Jersey Physically backed
Bitpanda Bitcoin ETCDE000A3GVJ41 1 0.99% p.a. Accumulating Germany Physically backed
CoinShares Physical Staked MaticGB00BNRRB013 1 0.00% p.a. Accumulating Jersey Physically backed
Global X Ethereum ETPGB00BLBDZW12 1 0.65% p.a. Accumulating Jersey Physically backed
21Shares Algorand ETPCH1146882316 1 2.50% p.a. Accumulating Switzerland Physically backed
VanEck Polygon ETNDE000A3GV1U5 1 1.50% p.a. Accumulating Liechtenstein Physically backed
VanEck Chainlink ETNDE000A3GXNV0 1 1.50% p.a. Accumulating Liechtenstein Physically backed
21Shares Cosmos ETPCH1145930991 1 2.50% p.a. Accumulating Switzerland Physically backed
WisdomTree Crypto Mega Cap Equal WeightGB00BMTP1733 1 0.95% p.a. Accumulating Jersey Physically backed
CoinShares Physical Staked CosmosGB00BNRRF980 1 0.00% p.a. Accumulating Jersey Physically backed
21Shares Chainlink ETPCH1100083471 1 2.50% p.a. Accumulating Switzerland Physically backed
WisdomTree Crypto AltcoinsGB00BMTP1519 1 1.45% p.a. Accumulating Jersey Physically backed
Iconic Physical Ethereum ETPDE000A3GTML1 1 0.95% p.a. Accumulating Liechtenstein Physically backed
VanEck Smart Contract Leaders ETNDE000A3GXNT4 1 1.50% p.a. Accumulating Liechtenstein Physically backed
SEBA Polkadot ETPCH1113516871 0 1.25% p.a. Accumulating Switzerland Physically backed
CoinShares Physical ChainlinkGB00BMWB4910 0 1.50% p.a. Accumulating Jersey Physically backed
21Shares Uniswap ETPCH1135202096 0 2.50% p.a. Accumulating Switzerland Physically backed
CoinShares Physical UniswapGB00BNRRG624 0 1.50% p.a. Accumulating Jersey Physically backed
21Shares Bitcoin Core ETPCH1199067674 0 0.21% p.a. Accumulating Switzerland Physically backed
XRPetc - ETC Group Physical XRPDE000A3GYNB0 0 1.95% p.a. Accumulating Germany Physically backed
21Shares Ethereum Core ETPCH1209763130 0 0.21% p.a. Accumulating Switzerland Physically backed
ADAetc – ETC Group Physical CardanoDE000A3GVKY4 0 1.95% p.a. Accumulating Germany Physically backed
BCHetc - ETC Group Physical Bitcoin CashDE000A3GTBU5 0 1.95% p.a. Accumulating Germany Physically backed
WisdomTree PolkadotGB00BNGJ9H18 0 0.95% p.a. Accumulating Jersey Physically backed
SOLetc – ETC Group Physical SolanaDE000A3GVKZ1 0 1.95% p.a. Accumulating Germany Physically backed
WisdomTree CardanoGB00BNGJ9J32 0 0.95% p.a. Accumulating Jersey Physically backed
XLMetc – ETC Group Physical StellarDE000A3GVK06 0 1.95% p.a. Accumulating Germany Physically backed
Bitpanda Ether ETCDE000A3GX9P6 0 1.49% p.a. Accumulating Germany Physically backed
MATICetc - ETC Group Physical PolygonDE000A3GWNP4 0 1.95% p.a. Accumulating Germany Physically backed
WisdomTree SolanaGB00BNGJ9G01 0 0.95% p.a. Accumulating Jersey Physically backed
DOTetc – ETC Group Physical PolkadotDE000A3GVKX6 0 1.95% p.a. Accumulating Germany Physically backed
XTZetc – ETC Group Physical TezosDE000A3GVK14 0 1.95% p.a. Accumulating Germany Physically backed
Bitpanda Cardano ETCDE000A3GX9N1 0 1.49% p.a. Accumulating Germany Physically backed
UNIetc - ETC Group Physical UniswapDE000A3GWNR0 0 1.95% p.a. Accumulating Germany Physically backed
ATOMetc - ETC Group Physical CosmosDE000A3GWNQ2 0 1.95% p.a. Accumulating Germany Physically backed
Bitpanda Polkadot ETCDE000A3GX9Q4 0 1.49% p.a. Accumulating Germany Physically backed
AVAXetc - ETC Group Physical AvalancheDE000A3GWNN9 0 1.95% p.a. Accumulating Germany Physically backed
Bitpanda Solana ETCDE000A3GX9R2 0 1.49% p.a. Accumulating Germany Physically backed

Source: justETF.com; As of 05.12.22

 

Return comparison of all Crypto ETFs/ETNs

The table shows the returns of all Crypto 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 %
VanEck TRON ETN -17.60% -20.00% -31.51% -40.43% -
21Shares Polygon ETP -8.19% 7.28% 45.15% -47.19% -
21Shares Binance BNB ETP -3.25% 1.91% -2.71% -48.51% 1,696.55%
CoinShares Physical XRP -16.53% 20.16% 4.25% -56.31% -
21Shares Ripple XRP ETP -16.92% 19.44% 3.42% -56.72% 71.75%
CoinShares Physical Litecoin 36.69% 42.39% 21.22% -60.20% -
LTCetc - ETC Group Physical Litecoin 36.65% 42.27% 20.97% -60.23% -
CoinShares Physical Bitcoin -20.67% -16.98% -42.57% -67.78% -
VanEck Bitcoin ETN -20.60% -16.99% -42.54% -68.13% -
Iconic Funds Physical Bitcoin ETP -20.69% -17.01% -42.50% -68.18% -
WisdomTree Bitcoin -20.76% -17.12% -42.63% -68.19% 124.29%
SEBA Bitcoin ETP -20.40% -16.67% -42.45% -68.32% -
21Shares Bitcoin ETP -20.86% -17.30% -42.81% -68.35% 119.69%
21Shares Bitcoin Suisse Index ETP -21.57% -18.58% -40.05% -69.54% 186.91%
BTCetc - ETC Group Physical Bitcoin -20.71% -17.17% -42.78% -69.59% -
WisdomTree Crypto Mega Cap Equal Weight -20.33% -17.82% -36.59% -69.70% -
CoinShares Physical Ethereum -20.25% -18.48% -30.45% -69.79% -
VanEck Ethereum ETN -20.13% -18.29% -30.22% -70.04% -
21Shares Ethereum ETP -20.34% -18.49% -30.48% -70.22% 746.30%
WisdomTree Ethereum -20.24% -18.80% -30.63% -70.22% -
SEBA Ethereum ETP -19.87% -18.79% -30.46% -70.34% -
ETHetc - ETC Group Physical Ethereum -20.27% -19.03% -30.84% -70.38% -
21Shares Stellar ETP -22.88% -15.58% -33.75% -72.26% -
SEBA Crypto Asset Select Index ETP -19.72% -19.10% -38.23% -74.23% -
21Shares Crypto Basket Index ETP -21.25% -19.97% -40.24% -75.57% 145.27%
21Shares Cardano ETP -22.98% -31.51% -39.64% -78.73% -
21Shares Bitcoin Cash ETP -4.94% -4.56% -38.41% -79.15% -50.36%
21Shares Tezos ETP -33.17% -33.50% -51.18% -79.77% -14.19%
BCHetc - ETC Group Physical Bitcoin Cash -5.36% -4.50% -38.37% -80.15% -
SEBA Polkadot ETP -19.25% -25.33% -45.28% -84.66% -
VanEck Polkadot ETN -19.23% -25.33% -45.63% -84.67% -
21Shares Polkadot ETP -19.30% -25.41% -45.78% -84.80% -
21Shares Algorand ETP -29.25% -18.85% -37.75% -85.35% -
WisdomTree Crypto Altcoins -31.58% -32.90% -47.74% -85.45% -
21Shares Avalanche ETP -30.09% -35.45% -50.81% -88.47% -
21Shares Solana ETP -58.13% -57.75% -69.10% -92.95% -
VanEck Solana ETN -58.14% -58.14% -69.49% -93.17% -
21Shares Bitcoin Core ETP -20.65% -16.95% - - -
21Shares Bytetree BOLD ETP -1.86% -4.76% -9.66% - -
21Shares Chainlink ETP 1.52% 10.90% 6.49% - -
21Shares Cosmos ETP -24.64% -10.79% 5.38% - -
21Shares Ethereum Core ETP -19.96% - - - -
21Shares Uniswap ETP -19.06% -8.32% 7.80% - -
ADAetc – ETC Group Physical Cardano -23.20% -31.65% -39.68% - -
ATOMetc - ETC Group Physical Cosmos -24.62% -10.36% 5.57% - -
AVAXetc - ETC Group Physical Avalanche -30.29% -35.28% -51.10% - -
Bitpanda Bitcoin ETC -22.20% -18.01% -43.09% - -
Bitpanda Cardano ETC - - - - -
Bitpanda Ether ETC - - - - -
Bitpanda Polkadot ETC - - - - -
Bitpanda Solana ETC -26.78% -26.62% -46.95% - -
CoinShares FTX Physical Staked Solana -58.04% -57.64% -68.93% - -
CoinShares Physical Chainlink - - - - -
CoinShares Physical Staked Algorand -28.74% -17.93% - - -
CoinShares Physical Staked Cardano -22.50% -31.11% -38.00% - -
CoinShares Physical Staked Cosmos -24.08% -9.14% - - -
CoinShares Physical Staked Matic -7.48% 9.34% - - -
CoinShares Physical Staked Polkadot -18.75% -23.96% -43.71% - -
CoinShares Physical Staked Tezos -32.66% -32.84% -50.64% - -
CoinShares Physical Uniswap -19.12% -8.33% 7.84% - -
DOTetc – ETC Group Physical Polkadot -19.50% -25.58% -45.76% - -
Eqonex Bitcoin ETN - - - - -
Global X Bitcoin ETP -20.66% -16.85% -42.49% - -
Global X Ethereum ETP -20.22% -18.63% -30.48% - -
Hashdex Nasdaq Crypto Index Europe ETN