The best Ethereum ETFs/ETNs

How to invest in Ethereum using ETFs/ETNs

0.65% p.a. - 1.49% p.a.
annual total expense ratio (TER) of Ethereum ETFs/ETNs
on Ethereum, which is tracked by ETFs
on Ethereum
The best indices for Ethereum ETFs/ETNs

How do I invest in Ethereum?

Ethereum is a digital certification and smart contract platform that also provides access to a cryptocurrency named Ether. Like Bitcoin, Ether is independent of conventional, governmental currency systems such as the Dollar or the Euro. The right to ownership of Ether is controlled by 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 Ether to conventional currencies follows the principle of pricing on a stock exchange.

Ether is the second oldest cryptocurrency after Bitcoin. An important difference compared to Bitcoin is that the amount of Ether coins that can be created is not limited. Nevertheless, the creation process for new Ether coins by solving cryptographic challenges, known as mining, is similar to Bitcoin. The mining process requires large amounts of energy and computer capacity.

Investors can participate in the returns of Ether via Exchange Traded Notes (ETNs). As collateral, most ETNs hold large parts of the invested assets in physical Ether. In most European countries, there are no Ether 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.

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 Ether. For an overview of all currently available crypto ETNs, see our investment guide on cryptocurrencies.

Ethereum performance

1 month: 63.16%
1 year: -34.78%
3 years: 821.62%

Ethereum ETFs/ETNs in comparison

The most important factors at a glance

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

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

  Fund size
in m EUR
in %
Use of profits Fund domicile Replication method
21Shares Ethereum ETPCH0454664027 200 1.49% p.a. Accumulating Switzerland Physically backed
CoinShares Physical EthereumGB00BLD4ZM24 101 1.25% p.a. Accumulating Jersey Physically backed
VanEck Ethereum ETNDE000A3GPSP7 57 1.00% p.a. Accumulating Liechtenstein Physically backed
ETHetc - ETC Group Physical EthereumDE000A3GMKD7 52 1.49% p.a. Accumulating Germany Physically backed
WisdomTree EthereumGB00BJYDH394 31 0.95% p.a. Accumulating Jersey Physically backed
SEBA Ethereum ETPCH0587418630 9 0.75% p.a. Accumulating Switzerland Physically backed
Iconic Physical Ethereum ETPDE000A3GTML1 1 0.95% p.a. Accumulating Liechtenstein Physically backed
Global X Ethereum ETPGB00BLBDZW12 0 0.65% p.a. Accumulating Jersey Physically backed
Bitpanda Ether ETCDE000A3GX9P6 0 1.49% p.a. Accumulating Germany Physically backed

Source:; As of 12.08.22


Return comparison of all Ethereum ETFs/ETNs

The table shows the returns of all Ethereum 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 Ethereum 69.98% -38.24% -28.86% -15.74% -
VanEck Ethereum ETN 69.97% -38.46% -28.91% -15.79% -
SEBA Ethereum ETP 70.10% -38.66% -27.63% -15.82% -
CoinShares Physical Ethereum 69.85% -38.30% -28.94% -15.91% -
21Shares Ethereum ETP 69.73% -38.32% -29.07% -16.24% 711.74%
ETHetc - ETC Group Physical Ethereum 69.73% -36.95% -29.06% -16.30% -
Bitpanda Ether ETC 58.33% -42.38% - - -
Global X Ethereum ETP 71.79% -38.08% - - -
Iconic Physical Ethereum ETP 70.41% -37.92% -28.94% - -
ETF   2022
in %
in %
in %
in %
in %
WisdomTree Ethereum -49.30% - - - -
VanEck Ethereum ETN -49.35% - - - -
Iconic Physical Ethereum ETP -49.39% - - - -
ETHetc - ETC Group Physical Ethereum -49.40% - - - -
21Shares Ethereum ETP -49.44% 443.89% 388.49% - -
CoinShares Physical Ethereum -50.08% - - - -
SEBA Ethereum ETP -50.30% - - - -
Bitpanda Ether ETC - - - - -
Global X Ethereum ETP - - - - -

Source:; As of 31.07.22; Calculations in EUR including dividends