ETC Group
Core Bitcoin

High Efficiency. Low Cost.

  • NAV daily change -0.74%
  • NAV since inception 2.15%

Investment Objective

ETC Group Core Bitcoin (primary ticker: BTC1) is a physically backed exchange-traded product (ETP) designed to provide investors with a secure and cost-effective instrument to gain exposure to Bitcoin. BTC1 tracks the CME CF Bitcoin Reference Rate benchmark and offers easy access, high tradability, transparency, and institutional-grade custody within a robust, fully backed ETP structure.

Institutional Focus

BTC1 is a first-of-its-kind Bitcoin ETP specifically designed for benchmark-conscious, long-term buy-and-hold investors and global institutional investors with extended liquidity and risk management needs. Thanks to its unique Tri-NAV valuation method, BTC1 unites CF Benchmark primary market liquidity from the US, Europe, and Asia, offering institutional investors significantly extended primary market trading windows.


BTC1 Product Specifications

Why BTC1?

Competitive Cost

Cost-efficient total expense ratio (TER) of 0.30% p.a.

Institutional Benchmark

Tracks the institutional-grade Bitcoin price benchmark by CF Benchmarks, ensuring accuracy and reliability in tracking Bitcoin's price movements.

Tier 1 Regulatory Framework

Issued and domiciled in Germany, tradable on XETRA and many additional plattforms, and with German financial authority approved base prospectus.

Extended Primary Market Liquidity

First of its kind Tri-NAV valuation method, giving institutional investors a longer and deeper primary market liquidity window.

Advanced ETP Structure

100% fully backed, physical redemption, independent administrator, and full transparency through real-time proof of holdings feature.

Institutional-Grade Custody

Assets backing the ETP are kept in cold-storage custody and are secured by an independent trustee, thus eliminating issuer default risk.


Key Information

Primary Ticker BTC1
TER 0.30% p.a.
Asset Class Digital Assets
Underlying Exposure Bitcoin (BTC)
Strategy Core, Delta-One
Replication Method Physical (100%)


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$ 6.49
NAV to previous day
-0.74%  /  $ -0.05


Period NAV
1 month
3 months
Since inception 2.15%

Assets under Management

Asset name Bitcoin
Asset symbol BTC
Shares outstanding 700,000
AUM in cold storage BTC 69.96
AUM market value (USD) $ 4,544,007.00
Cryptocurrency Entitlement (per unit) BTC 0.00009994

BTC1 Trading Information

Trading Currency
Ticker BBG
Listing date:
Valoren -
Listing date:
Valoren -

Buy and sell just like stocks or ETFs

Use the securities account you already have or select from a wide range of platforms

  1. Open your online securities account and call up the order mask.
  2. Insert ticker, ISIN, or name of the product and select trading platform (Our products are tradable at least on Xetra).
  3. Set amount and review your order to ensure accuracy before confirming the trade.
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Liquidity Ecosystem

Market Makers /
Authorised Participants (APs)
detailed info
Flow Traders B.V.
Jane Street Financial Limited
Susquehanna International Securities Limited
XTX Markets SAS
Goldenberg Hehmeyer LLP
Makor Securities London Ltd (Enigma Securities)
DRW Europe B.V.
Product Details


Domicile Germany
Issue Date 05.04.2024
Primary Listing Exchange Deutsche Börse XETRA
Primary Listing Date 25.04.2024
Legal Form Debt Security, fully asset-backed
Product Structure ETP (Exchange Traded Product)
Redemption by Investors* Yes
Creation & Redemption (APs) ** Cash and in-kind
Leverage 1:1 (No leverage)
Minimum Investment 1 unit
Expiry Date Open ended
Replication Method Physical (100%)
Lending No
* Possible against the undelrying cryptocurrency or in cash in cases where redemption in cryptocurrency is not possible for regulatory reasons.
** Cash Creation/Redemption with the issuer planned availability from Q3 2024

Key Service Providers

Issuer ETC Issuance GmbH
Prospectus Competent Authority BaFin (Germany)
Custodian Zodia Custody (Ireland) Limited
Security Trustee The Law Debenture Trust Corporation p.l.c.
Administrator Apex Corporate & Advisory Services Ltd
Registrar Clearstream Banking AG
Paying Agent & Fiscal Agent Quirin Privatbank AG

Underlying Price Reference

Benchmark Name CME CF Bitcoin Reference Rate*
Bloomberg Ticker BRR Index
Benchmark Provider CF Benchmarks
Price Reference Currency USD
NAV Valuation Method Triple Daily NAV
* CF Benchmark BRR (official); CF Benchmark BRRNY and BRRAP (execution)


Management Fee (TER) 0.30% p.a.
Performance Fee None
Entry/Exit Fees* None
* Your broker may charge commissions to buy and sell the ETP

Legal & Tax

UCITS Compliant No
UCITS Eligible Eligible but not compliant with UCITS*
SFDR Classification Contact us for more information
ISA Eligible Yes
SIPP Eligible Yes
* Currently, there are no definitive regulatory indications to determine the suitability of this ETP for investment in UCITS. ETC Group has conducted an internal analysis, applying the UCITS eligibility framework to ETPs with cryptocurrencies as underlying assets. For further information, please contact us at

Institutional Custody

ETC Group only partners with leading providers of digital asset custody

Zodia Custody (Ireland) Limited is a European digital assets custodian registered in the UK, Ireland and Luxembourg, underpinned by 160 years of institutional custody expertise thanks to the institutions backing the firm.

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European & Custodian

Zodia is based in London and registered in the UK with the Financial Conduct Authority (FCA), in Ireland with Central Bank of Ireland (CBI) and in Luxembourg with the Commission de Surveillance du Secteur Financier (CSSF).

Cold Storage img Custody

Zodia's cold storage custody wallets are fully segregated wallets in line with CASS principles.

Institutional-Grade img Security

The wallets have an involvency remote trust structure. Each wallet is cryptographically guaranteed for Proof-of-Ownership and Proof-of-Management, ensuring the highest level of security.

Secure img & Certified

Zodia custody features a bank-grade compliance & governance framework and is SOC 1 and ISO 27001 certified.

Key risks of Crypto ETPs

  1. Investor's capital is at risk and investors may not get back the amount originally invested and should obtain independent advice before making a decision.
  2. Any decision to invest should be based on the information contained in the relevant prospectus.
  3. ETP securities are structured as debt securities, not as equity.
  4. ETPs trade on exchanges like securities. They are bought/sold at market prices which may be different to the net asset value of the ETP.

Buy ETC Group
Core Bitcoin
through your regular online broker or bank

Add crypto to your portfolio while using your existing account, or choose a new. Select trading platform:

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How to order the ETP in stock market trading:
  • Open your online securities account
  • Call up the order mask
  • Set amount
  • Enter order details using the ISIN or WKN
    of the desired product
  • Select trading platform (our ETPs are all tradable on at least Xetra)
  • Place the order
What to do if the ETP is not available to you?

Contact your online trading platform or your bank's customer service to request trading access to our products. Always include ISIN and ticker in your request. If you face any difficulties, send us an email with further information to We are here to help and may contact your online trading platform or bank to help resolve the issue.

Risks Involved in Investing in ETPs

  • Cryptocurrencies and products linked to cryptocurrencies are highly volatile.
  • You can lose some or all of your investment.
  • Risks of investing are numerous and include market, price, currency, liquidity, operational, legal, and regulatory risks.
  • Exchange traded products do not offer a fixed income or match precisely the performance of the underlying cryptocurrency.
  • Investment in cryptocurrencies and products linked to cryptocurrencies are only suitable for experienced investors and you should seek independent advice and check with your broker prior to investing.

All investors should read the relevant base prospectus and final terms contained on this website before investing and, in particular, the section entitled ‘Risk Factors’ for further details of risks associated with an investment.

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By clicking the "Continue" button, you will be forwarded directly to the website or login or order screen of the selected provider. In the case of an order form, the following fields are usually preset: ISIN, buy/sell and exchange. It should be possible to change such fields at any time. We recommend to carefully check all the details in the securities order form before placing an order.

Risks Involved in Investing in ETPs

All investors should read the relevant base prospectus and final terms contained on this website before investing and, in particular, the section entitled ‘Risk Factors’ for further details of risks associated with an investment.