The wealth manager Vaneck has announced it has expanded its exchange-traded note (ETN) offerings to support the tokens polygon and avalanche. The two ETNs follow five previously launched funds in Europe that allow investors to gain exposure to leading digital assets.
Vaneck Adds Polygon and Avalanche to Its List of Cryptocurrency ETNs
Vaneck has announced the launch of two ETNs that leverage the crypto assets polygon (MATIC) and avalanche (AVAX). The ETNs represent shares of either AVAX or MATIC and the funds are fully collateralized. “Vaneck expands its crypto investment offering with two new ETNs on crypto platforms Avalanche and Polygon,” the wealth manager tweeted on December 16.
Avalanche and polygon have seen significant demand this year and have gathered massive gains year-to-date. The token avalanche (AVAX) has seen its market capitalization join the top ten digital assets in the world, in terms of overall valuation. Today, AVAX holds the 9th position after climbing 3,509% since this time last year.
Polygon (MATIC) has also risen in value a great deal in 2021 with year-to-date gains of around 11,393%. MATIC is the 14th largest crypto asset in terms of market capitalization today which is around $15 billion. Both MATIC and AVAX are compatible with Ethereum but are also considered Ethereum competitors.
Vaneck to Leverage Crypto Compare’s MVIS Data, Bank Frick to Custody Crypto Assets
The ETNs offered by Vaneck are like exchange-traded funds (ETFs) but ETNs are considered unsecured debt securities. Vaneck had tried to get its spot market bitcoin (BTC) ETF approved by the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission this year but the ETF was denied in mid-November.
The Polygon and Avalanche ETNs use Crypto Compare’s MVIS data to replicate the value and yield performance of each asset. The underlying crypto assets in Vaneck’s ETNs are held in custody by Bank Frick & Co. AG. The AVAX ETN ticker will be “VAVA,” and the MATIC ETN ticker will be “VPOL.”
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