ETC Group, Europe’s leading specialist provider of innovative, digital asset-backed securities, announces that Eurex, Europe’s largest derivatives exchange, will list Bitcoin ETN Futures on 13 September 2021 based on its flagship product BTCetc. This will be the first-time futures contracts are available for investors on a Crypto ETP in Europe.
Bitcoin ETN Futures is based on ETC Group’s BTCetc™ – ETC Group Physical Bitcoin (ticker: BTCE), which launched on Deutsche Börse XETRA in June 2020. Since then, it has been listed on multiple European exchanges, and is currently the world’s most heavily traded crypto ETP.
Fully-fungible with the underlying bitcoin
According to the statement shared with Finbold.com, the new futures contract will be traded in Euros and physically delivered in BTCE, which is 100% backed by bitcoin and can be readily redeemed by any investor for the underlying bitcoin.
Bradley Duke, CEO of ETC Group said: “The announcement that Eurex will list a futures contract based on BTCE is a game-changer, it firmly establishes BTCE as the benchmark Bitcoin ETP and go-to product for Bitcoin price discovery. <…> Also, because BTCE is fully-fungible with the underlying bitcoin, it means the physical settlement of the futures contract is enabled through BTCE’s standard creation/redemption mechanism.”
Randolf Roth, a Member of the Eurex Executive Board has confirmed, that the institutional demand for digital assets-related products is on a rise:
“Given the growing institutional demand for secure exposure to Bitcoin, we are delighted to begin listing these Bitcoin ETN futures on our regulated trading and clearing infrastructure at Eurex.”
According to Mr. Roth, “this move will allow a greater number of market participants to trade and hedge Bitcoin, with this new future being treated in the same way as any other derivatives contract in terms of central clearing, netting, and risk management.”