VanEck Launches ‘First of Its Kind’ Digital Assets ETF in Europe

The ETF is listed on the London Stock Exchange and Deutsche Boerse under the ticker “DAPP.”

Investment firm VanEck has launched a thematic exchange-traded fund (ETF) in Europe that offers exposure to companies in cryptocurrency and blockchain.Dubbed the “VanEck Vectors Digital Assets Equity UCITS ETF,” the fund is listed on the London Stock Exchange and Deutsche Boerse under the ticker “DAPP” with a total expense ratio (TER) of 0.65%.“It’s great to see a pure-play crypto equity ETF come to market in Europe,” Gabor Gurbacs, digital asset director at VanEck, told CoinDesk Thursday. “It’s the first of its kind.”DAPP will track the MVIS Global Digital Assets Equity Index, made up of companies that generate at least 50% of their revenue from digital assets (or have the potential to do so), or have 50% of their assets invested in direct digital asset holdings or projects. VanEck’s application to launch a bitcoin (BTC, -1.33%) ETF in the U.S. is being considered by the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC).A decision was pushed back to June, according to an SEC announcement April 28.

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