ETC Group and Eurex to list Bitcoin ETN Futures in September 2021
By Joy Dumasia
ETC Group, Europe’s 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, 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, with the narrowest spreads.
The new futures contract will be traded in Euros and physically delivered in BTCE, which is 100% backed by bitcoin and can readily redeem 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. We see the selection of BTCE by Europe’s largest derivatives exchange as recognition of the quality of the product and its world-beating liquidity. Also, because BTCE is fully-fungible with the underlying bitcoin, it means physical settlement of the futures contract is enabled through BTCE’s standard creation/redemption mechanism.”
Randolf Roth, Member of the Eurex Executive Board, said: “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. 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.”
Recently, IBS Intelligence reported that Capitalab, a division of Aurel BGC and BGC Brokers LP, entities within the BGC Partners, Inc. group of companies, has collaborated with Eurex to execute the first compression in equity index derivatives in Europe.
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