ETC Group to launch new ETP based on upcoming Ethereum hard fork.

ETC Group to launch new ETP based on upcoming Ethereum hard fork. | ETC Group

London, UK, 7 Sep 2022 - ETC Group ( etc-group.com ), Europe's leading specialist provider of institutional-grade digital asset-backed securities, has announced that it will list a new exchange traded product on XETRA based on the imminent hard fork of Ethereum and ETHW (the native asset to the new ETHPoW chain). The expected listing date will be 16 th September, following the fork event.

In line with its commitment to transparency and maintaining the highest standards for investors, ETC Group will issue holders of its current Ethereum ETP (Ticker ZETH), units of the new security free of charge on a 1:1 unit basis, in addition to their existing ZETH holdings which will persist and be backed by ETH as before. Details are described in the official bondholder notice available at https://etc-group.com/resources/announcements/zeth_bondholder_notice_092022.pdf.

The hard fork of Ethereum, the world's lawrgest smart-contract blockchain, is planned for mid-September and will see it splitting into a proof-of-stake (PoS) chain and a proof-of-work (PoW) chain. The Ethereum chain with the PoS consensus mechanism will retain the seven-year-old ether (ETH), which was trading on 2 Sep at $1,585, as its native token. The PoW chain, representing a group of miners opposing the switch to PoS, will have a new token called ETHW.

ETC Group's new physically-backed ETP based on ETHW, which will be called ETHWetc - ETC Group Physical EthereumPoW (ticker: ZETW), will list on Xetra shortly after the hard fork. When the listing is live, all holders of ETC Group's ZETH – ETC Group Physical Ethereum (ticker: ZETH, ISIN: DE000A3GMKD7) will automatically receive securities of the new security, ZETW, on a 1:1 unit basis into their brokerage accounts.

Bradley Duke, founder and co-CEO of ETC Group comments: “When we launched ETC Group, we committed to holders of our digital asset-backed securities that they would benefit from hard forks to the underlying digital assets and cryptocurrencies. In line with this and our demonstrated leadership of the digital asset industry, any holders of our Ethereum based ETP (ZETH) will receive, at no cost, matching units of the new Ethereum PoW ETP soon after the Ethereum Hard Fork occurs, which we're expecting around September 15. We believe that it is only right that investors in our products should receive the proceeds of this fork.”

ETC Group's products offer several benefits over investing directly in the digital assets they track. Traded on regulated markets, investors can buy and sell the ETCs in the same way they would when trading conventional shares through their online broker platform or bank, and with identical regulatory protections in place. The underlying collateral is securely stored in institutional-grade custody, and investors do not require a digital wallet or related technical knowledge.

ETC Group Research has recently released a report explaining the Ethereum Merge, available at https://etc-group.com/blog/crypto-research/the_state_of_ethereum_the_merge/

Important information:

This article does not constitute investment advice, nor does it constitute an offer or solicitation to buy financial products. This article is for general informational purposes only, and there is no explicit or implicit assurance or guarantee regarding the fairness, accuracy, completeness, or correctness of this article or the opinions contained therein. It is advised not to rely on the fairness, accuracy, completeness, or correctness of this article or the opinions contained therein. Please note that this article is neither investment advice nor an offer or solicitation to acquire financial products or cryptocurrencies.

Before investing in crypto ETPs, potentional investors should consider the following:

Potential investors should seek independent advice and consider relevant information contained in the base prospectus and the final terms for the ETPs, especially the risk factors mentioned therein. The invested capital is at risk, and losses up to the amount invested are possible. The product is subject to inherent counterparty risk with respect to the issuer of the ETPs and may incur losses up to a total loss if the issuer fails to fulfill its contractual obligations. The legal structure of ETPs is equivalent to that of a debt security. ETPs are treated like other securities.

About ETC Group

ETC Group has been created to provide investors with the tools to access the investment opportunities of the digital assets' and blockchain ecosystem. The company develops innovative digital asset-backed securities including ETC Group Physical Bitcoin (BTCE) and ETC Group Physical Ethereum (ZETH) which are listed on European exchanges including XETRA, Euronext, SIX, AQUIS UK and Wiener Börse.

With a track record of over three years, ETC Group is made up of an exceptional team of financial services professionals and entrepreneurs with experience spanning both digital assets and regulated markets. With product quality and safety at the core of our product creation approach, the company aims to continuously launch best-in-class institutional-grade exchange traded products.

As a company, ETC Group has previously launched BTCE - the world’s first centrally cleared Bitcoin exchange traded product on Deutsche Börse XETRA, the largest ETF trading venue in Europe, and also listed DA20, the world’s first crypto ETP tracking an MSCI index signalling a move towards investment management products. DA20 provides broad market exposure to investors by tracking an index of 20 cryptocurrencies which cover 85% of the total crypto market capitalisation.

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