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Press Release: 21Shares ETPs Reaches Record Primary And Secondary Exchange Volumes

05/25/2021 | 02:00am EDT
   Amidst high market volatility, Europe's largest crypto ETF issuer sees 
over $100M in trading volume as investors embrace the crypto dip 
   Zurich, 25 May 2021 - 21Shares AG, the Swiss pioneering issuer is 
pleased to announce that its Exchange Traded Products ("ETPs") reached 
new record on and off exchange volumes on Wednesday, May 19, 2021. 
   With more than $110M in 21Shares's ETPs changing hands on a single day 
with significant market volatility, it had the highest volume traded on 
the Zurich Six Exchange where the Issuer reached close to $2bn in Assets 
under Management early in the week as cryptocurrency markets reached 
market capitalisation as high as $2.5trillions in very volatile 
   These record highs marked a new milestone for 21Shares. The previous 
record high was in February 2021 with $52M traded on a single day. 
21Shares faced several larger than normal primary orders during that 
period of volatility where its primary market team had no hesitation in 
processing higher than usual orders with its Authorised Participants 
("AP"), subsequently resulting in no delays and concerns as well as no 
tracking errors for its listed ETPs. On its own, this is a test that 
21Shares' processes and systems function seamlessly and clients will 
feel no trading interrupting despite these tricky conditions. 
   Ethereum exposure under the AETH investment ETP continues to see net 
inflows and is by far the most notable ETP AuM growth and stands 
currently as the second highest product in its range of ETPs. This 
reflects increased investor interest in a wider range of digital assets 
beyond just bitcoin as 21Shares remains the only issuer with such a 
large range of crypto ETPs and growing levels of participation in this 
   Hany Rashwan, CEO of 21Shares reported "These impressive volumes 
demonstrate the quality of our ETPs which since we launched the 1(st) 
crypto basket in November 2018 and subsequent bitcoin ETP, 21Shares 
continues to operate seamlessly in the primary and secondary markets 
even during the most volatile periods. This reflect on the trust in our 
institutional based clients in allocating more exposure to our open 
ended products during difficult market conditions. " 
   21Shares is celebrating close to 3 years of successful operation and 
during this time has set the standard for quality and transparency 
offered to investors to which it has achieved several first milestones: 
   -- November 2018 : 21Shares lists the world's first crypto basket ETP in the 
      Swiss SIX Exchange 
   -- February 2019 : 21Shares lists the first open ended bitcoin ETP in Europe 
   -- June 2019 : 21Shares lists the first white-label ETP in conjunction with 
   -- Oct/Nov 2019 : 21Shares lists the first white-label BMR approved ETPs in 
      collaboration with Bitcoin Suisse and Sygnum Bank under the ticker ABBA 
      and MOON 
   -- March 2020 : 21Shares is awarded Most Innovative Crypto Product by ADVFN 
      in London 
   -- July 2020 : 21Shares lists the centrally cleared bitcoin ETP on the 
      Frankfurt regulated exchange Xetra and subsequently dual-list the first 
      short bitcoin ETP on the same venue thereafter 
   -- November 2020 : Surpassed $150 in AuM after record inflows 
   -- February 2021 : Surpassed $1bn in AuM and launches the first Polkadot ETP 
      on the Swiss SIX exchange 
   -- April 2021 : Reaches close to $2bn in AuM after an active trading quarter 
   Media relations 
   21Shares | Laurent Kssis | +41 44 260 86 60 | 
   About 21Shares - 
   21Shares makes investing in crypto assets as easy as buying shares using 
your conventional broker or bank. Investors can invest in 
cryptocurrencies using a conventional ETP structure (or tracker) easily, 
with total confidence and security and cost-effectively thanks to the 
21Shares suite of ETPs now composed of 14 Crypto ETPs : the 21Shares 
Crypto Basket Index ETP (HODL:SW), 21Shares Bitcoin (ABTC:SW | 21XB:GY), 
21Shares Ethereum (AETH:SW), 21Shares XRP (AXRP:SW | 21XX:GR), 21Shares 
Bitcoin Cash ETP (ABCH:SW), 21Shares Binance ETP (ABNB:SW), 21Shares 
Tezos ETP (AXTZ:SW), 21shares Bitcoin Suisse ETP (ABBA:SW), 21Shares 
Bitwise 10 ETP (KEYS:SW), Sygnum Platform Winners Index ETP (MOON:SW), 
21Shares Short Bitcoin ETP (SBTC:SW | 21XS:GY), 21Shares Polkadot ETP 
(ADOT:SW | PDOT:GR), 21Shares Stellar ETP (AXLM SW | XLME GR) and 
21Shares Cardano ETP (AADA SW | DADA GR). The entire suite is listed on 
a regulated framework on the official market of Deutsche Boerse, SIX 
Swiss Exchange, BX Swiss and some on Börse Stuttgart in currencies 
listed in CHF, USD, GBP and EUR. Founded in 2018, 21Shares is led by a 
team of talented serial entrepreneurs and experienced banking 
professionals from the technology and financial world. Incorporated in 
Zug, with offices in Zurich and New York, the company has launched 
several world firsts, including the first listed crypto basket index 
(HODL) ETP in November 2018. 21Shares has 14 crypto ETPs listed today 
and has over $1.50 Bn in AuM in total listed products. 
   This document and the information contained herein are not for 
distribution in or into (directly or indirectly) the United States, 
Canada, Australia or Japan or any other jurisdiction in which the 
distribution or release would be unlawful. This document does not 
constitute an offer of securities for sale in or into the United States, 
Canada, Australia or Japan. This document does not constitute an offer 
to sell, or a solicitation of an offer to purchase, any securities in 
the United States. The securities of 21Shares AG to which these 
materials relate have not been and will not be registered under the 
United States Securities Act of 1933, as amended (the "Securities Act"), 
and may not be offered or sold in the United States absent registration 
or an applicable exemption from, or in a transaction not subject to, the 
registration requirements of the Securities Act. There will not be a 
public offering of securities in the United States.This document is only 
being distributed to and is only directed at: (i) to investment 
professionals falling within Article 19(5) of the Financial Services and 
Markets Act 2000 (Financial Promotion) Order 2005 (the "Order"); or (ii) 
high net worth entities, and other persons to whom it may lawfully be 
communicated, falling within Article 49(2)(a) to (d) of the Order (all 
such persons together being referred to as "relevant persons"); or (iv) 
persons who fall within Article 43(2) of the Order, including existing 
members and creditors of the Company or (v) any other persons to whom 
this document can be lawfully distributed in circumstances where section 
21(1) of the FSMA does not apply. The Securities are only available to, 
and any invitation, offer or agreement to subscribe, purchase or 
otherwise acquire such securities will be engaged in only with, relevant 
persons. Any person who is not a relevant person should not act or rely 
on this document or any of its contents. In any EEA Member State (other 
than the Austria, Belgium, Denmark, Finland, France, Germany, Great 
Britain, Ireland, Italy, Luxembourg, Malta, the Netherlands, Norway, 
Spain and Sweden) that has implemented the Prospectus Regulation (EU) 
2017/1129, together with any applicable implementing measures in any 
Member State, the "Prospectus Regulation") this communication is only 
addressed to and is only directed at qualified investors in that Member 
State within the meaning of the Prospectus Regulation. Exclusively for 
potential investors in Austria, Belgium, Denmark, Finland, France, 
Germany, Great Britain, Ireland, Italy, Luxembourg, Malta, the 
Netherlands, Norway, Spain and Sweden the 2019 Base Prospectus (EU) is 
made available on the Issuer's website under www.21Shares.com. The 
approval of the 2019 Base Prospectus (EU) should not be understood as an 
endorsement by the SFSA of the securities offered or admitted to trading 
on a regulated market. Eligible potential investors should read the 2019 
Base Prospectus (EU) and the relevant Final Terms before making an 
investment decision in order to understand the potential risks 
associated with the decision to invest in the securities. You are about 
to purchase a product that is not simple and may be difficult to 
understand. This document is not an offer to sell or a solicitation of 
an offer to buy or subscribe for securities of 21Shares AG. Neither this 
document nor anything contained herein shall form the basis of, or be 
relied upon in connection with, any offer or commitment whatsoever in 
any jurisdiction. This document constitutes advertisement within the 
meaning of the Swiss Financial Services Act and not a prospectus. Copies 
of the current Base Prospectus dated 13 November 2020 are available free 
of charge from the website of the Issuer. Subject to applicable 
securities laws, the Base Prospectus and the final terms of any product 
mentioned herein can be obtained from 21Shares AG on the website. Copies 
of this document may not be sent to jurisdictions, or distributed in or 
sent from jurisdictions, in which this is barred or prohibited by law. 
The information contained herein does not constitute an offer to sell or 
the solicitation of an offer to buy, in any jurisdiction in which such 
offer or solicitation would be unlawful prior to registration, exemption 
from registration or qualification under the securities laws of any 

(END) Dow Jones Newswires

May 25, 2021 02:00 ET (06:00 GMT)

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BITCOIN - EURO 1.32% 36966.15 Real-time Quote.54.35%
BITCOIN - UNITED STATES DOLLAR 1.31% 43312.88 Real-time Quote.47.86%
BITCOIN CASH (BCH/USD) -0.61% 514.08 Real-time Quote.0.00%
BRITISH POUND / US DOLLAR (GBP/USD) -0.37% 1.36698 Delayed Quote.0.34%
CARDANO (ADA/USD) -1.53% 2.2754 Real-time Quote.0.00%
DJ INDUSTRIAL 0.10% 34798 Delayed Quote.13.59%
ETHEREUM (ETH/BTC) 2.27% 0.070493 Real-time Quote.168.87%
ETHEREUM (ETH/EUR) 3.64% 2603.8 Real-time Quote.315.30%
ETHEREUM - UNITED STATES DOLLAR 3.83% 3052.4 Real-time Quote.297.54%
TEZOS (XTZ/USD) 0.11% 6.8972 Real-time Quote.0.00%
US DOLLAR / BRITISH POUND (USD/GBP) 0.38% 0.73154 Delayed Quote.-0.34%
US DOLLAR / SWISS FRANC (USD/CHF) -0.09% 0.9234 Delayed Quote.4.49%
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