Now that institutional investors have settled into the cryptocurrency sphere, an increasing number of sophisticated investment products are being introduced in the market for their specific needs. In the absence of a legitimate market in the U.S due to regulatory red-taping, asset managers are focusing on the European front. Especially since investors just can’t get enough of cryptocurrency-backed exchange-traded products (ETP) on the continent.
Earlier today, a suite of crypto-basket ETPs was launched by asset manager WisdomTree on the Swiss stock exchange SIX and Frankfurt-based Börse Xetra. This was accompanied by Invesco also entering the European ETP market through its spot Bitcoin ETP, which has also been listed on the Deutsche Börse.
WisdomTree’s trio of ETPs tracks proprietary indices developed by the company and are called WisdomTree Crypto Market (BLOC), WisdomTree Crypto Altcoins (WALT), and WisdomTree Crypto Mega Cap Equal Weight (MEGA).
BLOC is meant for investors wanting a broad exposure to the crypto-market, with the fund tracking established digital assets that encompass 70% of the industry’s total market cap. These include the top tokens Bitcoin and Ethereum (ETH), along with leading altcoins Litecoin, Bitcoin Cash, Cardano (ADA), Solana (SOL), and Polkadot (DOT).
On the contrary, those looking for altcoin exposure can opt for WALT. It tracks all the aforementioned, except BTC and ETH.
As the name suggests, the last fund is designed for those especially interested in only the top players…