ETC Group
Crypto Investments on Regulated Exchange

ETC Group


ETC Group Investment Products

ETC Group provides investors with regulated securities to access the digital assets and blockchain ecosystem through traditional financial market infrastructure. Quality and investor safety are the core of ETC Group's product structure.
ETC Group launch best-in-class products to provide access to investment opportunities in digital assets and the blockchain technology that is transforming our world.


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During the first half of 2022, ETC Group’s product offering consisted of:

  • 14 Physically-backed Cryptocurrency ETCs on

    - Bitcoin (BTC) - Learn more about Bitcoin ETC
    - Ethereum (ETH) - Learn more about Ethereum ETC
    - Avalanche (AVAX) - Learn more about Avalanche ETC
    - Bitcoin Cash (BCH) - Learn more about Bitcoin Cash ETC
    - Cardano (ADA) - Learn more about Cardano ETC
    - Cosmos (ATOM) - Learn more about Cosmos ETC
    - Litecoin (LTC) - Learn more about Litecoin ETC
    - Polkadot (DOT) - Learn more about Polkadot ETC
    - Polygon (MATIC) - Learn more about Polygon ETC
    - Ripple (XRP) - Learn more about Ripple ETC
    - Solana (SOL) - Learn more about Solana ETC
    - Stellar (XLM) - Learn more about Stellar ETC
    - Tezos (XTZ) - Learn more about Tezos ETC
    - Uniswap (UNI) - Learn more about Uniswap ETC

  • 2 Thematic Equity UCITS ETFs

    - Metaverse - Learn more about the Metaverse ETF here
    - Blockchain - Learn more about the Blockchain ETF here


Promotion for Directa Customers

From September, 1st 2022, ZERO fees trading on a pool of ETC Group products:

The promotion is valid only on buy orders with minimum trade value of € 500 until October, 31st 2022, after which the minimum threshold will increase to € 1,000

The products list is available here


Trade crypto just like stocks or ETFs
Physically-backed Crypto ETCs

As a company, ETC Group have launched the world’s first centrally cleared Bitcoin exchange traded product on Deutsche Börse XETRA, the largest ETF trading venue in Europe, and have also launched Europe's first Metaverse ETF together with HANetf.

Issued in Germany as collateralised debt securities, the physically-backed crypto ETCs feature an almost identical structure to gold-backed and other precious metal ETCs (Exchange Traded Commodities/Currencies/Cryptocurrencies).

Each unit of crypto ETC is backed by a certain amount of the underlying cryptocurrency, which means that the price movements of the underlying cryptocurrency are tracked very closely (traditional stock exchange and broker trading fees and spreads apply).

Some of the top features of these exchange traded products (ETP) compared to a direct investment in cryptocurrencies include:

  • Regulated financial product, approved in Germany and Italy
  • Trading on the stock exchange, through your regular online broker or bank
  • Kept in your stock or ETF portfolio account
  • German ISIN
  • Transparent pricing & trading spreads
  • Cold storage custody for digital assets
  • No blockchain wallet or technical setup required
  • Bankruptcy remote product structure on issuer side
  • Independent trustee for investor protection
  • Audited securities issuer

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Investing into the Metaverse
ETC Group Global Metaverse UCITS ETF


The Metaverse is a computer domain in virtual reality where people may interact with three-dimensional objects. It has gone from an obscure, theoretical idea to being variously described as everything from the evolution of virtual reality (VR) to the next iteration of the internet.
Major financial institutions like JP Morgan or Goldman Sachs estimate an economy the size of between 8 and 12 trillion USD to be created with the Metaverse.

The Metaverse investment opportunity

ETC Group offers an ETF providing exposure to the Metaverse sector with particular attention on companies profiting from business operations related to the metaverse, such as:

  • Companies in the augmented/virtual reality space
  • Creator economy
  • Digital infrastructure
  • Companies operating as digital marketplace
  • Companies in the gaming industry
  • Digital payments companies

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Investing in the Blockchain Economy
ETC Group Blockchain & Digital Assets UCITS ETF

The global investing megatrends of the past few decades have intensified world trade, as technical and financial innovation moves at breakneck speed. Under this banner, digital assets and Blockchain have begun to expand in almost every sector and industry worldwide.

The Blockchain Investment Opportunity

ETC Group offers an ETF that focuses on the digital assets and blockchain sector with particular attention on pure play digital assets related companies.

Pure Play companies in the Blockchain sector operate in:

  • Provision of blockchain or blockchain based solutions and services
  • Production/mining of cryptocurrencies and digital assets
  • Development and manufacturing of hardware and software technology used in blockchain applications, cryptocurrency and non-fungible token marketplaces
  • Provision of services to the blockchain technology industry
  • Digital assets ecosystems and exchanges
  • Operation of blockchain farms

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PRIOR TO ANY INVESTMENT IN ETC PRODUCTS AND ETFS ANY POTENTIAL INVESTORS MUST NOTE THAT:
- Any potential investors should seek independent advice and should consider the relevant information provided in the base prospectus and final terms relating to the ETCs and ETFs, in particular the risk factors set out therein.
- The invested capital is at risk and losses up to the total invested amount possible. The products are subject to inherent counterparty risk associated with the issuer of the ETCs and ETFs and may suffer losses, including a total loss, if the issuer fails to fulfil its contractual obligations.
- The legal structure of the ETCs is that of a debt security. ETCs are traded on stock exchanges, just as other securities. Market prices may differ from the net asset value of the ETCs.

The ETCs discussed herein are issued by ETC Issuance GmbH under its Programme for the issuance of Bonds secured by Cryptocurrencies. The relevant base prospectus has been approved by the German Bundesanstalt für Finanzdienstleistungsaufsicht as competent authority under the Prospectus Regulation, whereby such approval should not be construed as an endorsement of the ETCs. The information contained on this website is provided solely for informational and marketing purposes. Such provision of information does not constitute an offer to sell securities, nor is it an advice, a recommendation or a solicitation of an offer to buy securities. The ETCs are not intended to be offered and shall not be offered to any retail investor in the United Kingdom. The Equity UCITS ETFs discussed on this website are issued by HANetf ICAV, an open-ended Irish collective asset management vehicle issuing under the terms in the Prospectus and relevant Supplement for the ETF approved by the Central Bank of Ireland (“CBI”) (“ETF Prospectus”) is the issuer of the ETFs. Investors should read the current version of the ETF Prospectus before investing and should refer to the section of the ETF Prospectus entitled ‘Risk Factors’ for further details of risks associated with an investment in the ETFs. Any decision to invest should be based on the information contained in the ETF Prospectus. For more information visit www.hanetf.com. This website does not constitute an offer of securities for sale in the United States and the ETCs and ETFs referred to on this website may not be offered or sold in the United States absent registration or an exemption from registration. The statements made on this website are based on evaluations, economic data, own assessments and forward looking statements at the time of the preparation of the fact sheet and are subject to ongoing changes.
Advertising Message for promotional purpose - This announcement does not constitute an offer to sell or a investment solicitation. Please read carefully the characteristics of the financial instruments on offer and its associated risks, which are also present in the information provided by Directa ("Preliminary information", Section C - Information on financial instruments). ETFs, ETCs and ETNs (ETPs) and Certificates are complex financial instruments, with a significant risk of loss of the invested capital and whose price may include implicit costs. Directa therefore recommends to read the product offer documentation and the KID/KIID document, which describes the operating methods, costs and risks to which you are exposed by making the investment. The term "leverage" is used to describe investment strategies aimed at multiplying potential profits and losses. Leveraged investments may be made with the aim of obtaining possible higher returns, however leverage not only amplifies gains but also any losses. The investor is also exposed to the risk of early termination of the investment and of total loss of the invested capital or even more than it. The issuer pays Directa a fee upon execution, classifiable as an inducement pursuant to the Consob Intermediaries Regulation: for this reason, a conflict of interest may occur.