Cryptocurrency ETF Overview

Cryptocurrencies are types of digital currencies, alternative currencies and virtual currencies designed to work as a medium of exchange. A cryptocurrency ETF would allow investors to access the cryptomarket with their brokerage accounts. In January 2018, the Securities Exchange Commission turned down plans to set up exchange-traded funds for bitcoin and other cryptocurrencies, stating there were too many unanswered questions to allow for cryptocurrency ETFs without creating excessive risk for investors.

With 4 ETFs traded on the U.S. markets, Cryptocurrency ETFs have total assets under management of $60.51M. The average expense ratio is 0.80%. Cryptocurrency ETFs can be found in the following asset classes:

  • Asset Allocation
  • Currency

The largest Cryptocurrency ETF is the Valkyrie Bitcoin Strategy ETF BTF with $35.02M in assets. In the last trailing year, the best-performing Cryptocurrency ETF was BITS at --. The most recent ETF launched in the Cryptocurrency space was the Global X Blockchain and Bitcoin Strategy ETF BITS on 11/15/21.

Bitcoin & Crypto

ETFs Adding Bitcoin Futures To Allocations

Issuers are using bitcoin futures in cross-asset strategies while SEC stonewalls crypto exposure in ETFs.

Bitcoin & Crypto

21Shares Debuts 1st Terra Crypto ETF

The product is the second largest crypto ecosystem after ethereum.

Features and News

Emerging Market Debt Offers Diversification

With rates rising in the U.S., investors should consider looking abroad for bond exposure. Analysis

Bitcoin Starts 2022 With Slump

Bitcoin has been behaving like other risk assets, throwing cold water on the diversification benefit.

Bitcoin & Crypto

Record Outflows For Digital Asset Funds

Digital asset investment products saw outflows totaling a weekly record of US$207 million.

Features and News

Another Wild Year For ETFs

The record for launches was obliterated, and closures returned to a sedate pace not seen in years.

Bitcoin & Crypto

Crypto Asset Inflows Hit $9.3B In 2021

Yearly inflows of US$9.3 billion in 2021 compared with US$6.8 billion in 2020.

Bitcoin & Crypto

SEC Denies 2 More Spot Bitcoin ETFs

Valkyrie and Kryptoin are the latest to be denied.

Features and News

Looking Back At ETFs In 2021

Themes and trends that stood out to experts throughout the ETF ecosystem.