January 20, 2022 – 21Shares AG (“21Shares”), the world’s largest issuer of cryptocurrency ETPs, today announced the listing of the first crypto ETP for the Cosmos blockchain in CHF, EUR, and USD on SIX Swiss Exchange.
Cosmos (ISIN: CH1145930991, Ticker: ATOM)is pioneering an ecosystem of parallel blockchains including the two largest ecosystems of Ethereum and Terra to help propel a decentralized, interoperable future using the Inter-Blockchain Communication (IBC) protocol. To date, Cosmos has integrated 262+ applications and services, with more than $155 billion in value locked in.
- 21Shares Cosmos ETP delivers a product for investors looking to capitalize on the growth trajectory of interoperable, decentralized blockchains that are empowering the early stages of the metaverse.
- Cosmos was founded in 2016 by blockchain engineers Jae Kwon, Zarko Milosevic and Ethan Buchman who, two years earlier, had co-founded Tendermint, a blockchain engine that served as the gateway for the Cosmos ecosystem.
- The Cosmos ecosystem includes Decentralized Finance (DeFi) infrastructure and marketplaces, financial tools such as wallets and smart contracts, as well as gaming applications, and more. The most important innovation in the Cosmos ecosystem is its ability to enable the use of the IBC protocol to allow blockchains to exchange value without surrendering their underlying assets.
- The Cosmos Hub serves as the economic center of the ecosystem by providing a next-generation decentralized digital asset exchange, a router between DeFi chains such as Ethereum and Bitcoin, an interchain security feature, and a custodian feature for digital assets.
Hany Rashwan, CEO and Co-Founder 21Shares said: “Cosmos has built a top platform that can empower everything from finance to the meta verse. We are thrilled to launch this product as we continue building widely accessible bridges into the crypto world.
For more 21Shares Research on Cosmos please visit: https://21shares.com/research
As of January 2022, 21Shares manages more than $2+ billion in 23 cryptocurrency ETPs and 84 listings, including the world’s only ETPs tracking Binance, 4 Crypto Index Baskets, and two ETPs with investor staking rewards (Tezos and Solana). Its products are listed on 10 regulated European and Swiss trading exchanges.
21Shares takes innovation to the next level with the largest suite of cryptocurrency exchange-traded products (ETPs) in the world. In 2018 it pioneered the world’s first cryptocurrency index listing on the SIX Swiss Exchange, and it continues powering its cryptocurrency franchise with cutting-edge research and groundbreaking approaches to product strategy. 21Shares aims to provide all investors with an easy, secure, and regulated way to buy, sell, and short cryptocurrency through existing bank and brokerage accounts. The 21Shares issuance platform, Onyx, is used by both 21Shares and third parties to issue and operate cryptocurrency ETPs around the world. For more information, please visit www.21shares.com.
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