Ether futures ETFs from ProShares, VanEck and others go live

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By BitcoinWiki News

Key Takeaways:

– Multiple exchange-traded funds (ETFs) targeting the performance of ether futures have launched.
– These are the first ETFs based on ether futures, following the launch of the first bitcoin futures ETF two years ago.
– ProShares, the company behind the first US bitcoin futures ETF, has launched the ProShares Ether Strategy ETF and two others that blend bitcoin and ether.
– The ETFs aim to attract investors interested in cryptocurrencies but concerned about custody risks or the complexities of buying them directly.
– Investors can access these ETFs through brokerage accounts without the need for a crypto custodian, exchange account, or wallet.
– The VanEck Ethereum Strategy ETF, Bitwise Ethereum Strategy ETF, and Bitwise Bitcoin and Ether Equal Weight Strategy ETF have also launched.
– These ETFs offer exposure to the futures market of ether and are designed to seek capital appreciation.
– The launch of these ETFs provides an alternative means for US investors to access the cryptocurrency market, as spot ETFs for digital assets are not yet available.


Multiple exchange-traded funds (ETFs) that track the performance of ether futures have been launched. These are the first ETFs based on ether futures, following the launch of the first bitcoin futures ETF almost two years ago. ProShares, the company that introduced the first U.S. bitcoin futures ETF, has launched the ProShares Ether Strategy ETF, along with two others that combine bitcoin and ether. The ETFs aim to attract investors who are interested in cryptocurrencies but are concerned about custody risks or find it challenging to buy them directly. The ETFs are accessible through brokerage accounts without the need for a crypto custodian, exchange account, or wallet. Additionally, VanEck and Bitwise have also launched ETFs that invest in ether futures contracts.

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