Leonteq launches thematic crypto basket certificates

EQS Group-News: Leonteq AG / Keyword (s): Product launch
02.12.2021 / 07:00


Zurich, December 2, 2021

Leonteq announced today that it is strengthening its leadership position in the crypto asset market in a secure format by launching thematic crypto basket tracking certificates.

Following the successful launch of tracking certificates on 22 unique crypto assets, Leonteq is now expanding its crypto asset offering in Germany, Austria and Switzerland (DACH region) with the launch of the first thematic crypto basket trackers on topics such as decentralized finance, the smart contract. Platforms and data. In doing so, Leonteq provides investors with easy, convenient and secure access to growing trends in the crypto asset space.

The Decentralized Cypto Finance Basket (DeFi) gives exposure to one of the most exciting and disruptive areas in the crypto space. DeFi aims to replicate and rebuild traditional finance on the blockchain while addressing common issues such as the need for middlemen, high transaction costs, lack of transparency, or payment delays. Many successful DeFi applications have evolved over the years, and the Leonteq Certificate exposes investors to Aave, Compound, Maker, Uniswap, Yearn.Finance, and 0x crypto assets.

The Crypto basket for smart contract platforms provides investors with access to the backbone of the entire crypto ecosystem. Smart contracts are computer programs or self-executing scripts that are built on the blockchain. Smart contracts are able to interact with each other, enabling complex, often decentralized blockchain applications. These can range from crypto exchanges, borrowing and lending markets, insurance, and asset tokenization to many non-financial applications. The Leonteq certificate tracks the performance of Algorand, Cardano, Cosmos, Ethereum, Polkadot, Solana and Tezos.

The Data Encryption Basket exposes investors to topics related to blockchain data. Smart contracts often require data (e.g. financial data) that does not naturally exist on blockchains and one of the challenges is getting off-chain information on the chain in a reliable and trust-minimizing manner. In addition, blockchain technology can be used to efficiently organize the management of decentralized storage. The Leonteq certificate replicates an investment in Chainlink and Filecoin.

Tino Wendisch, Managing Director and Head of Crypto Offering at Leonteq, said: “The launch of our first themed crypto baskets is a natural next step to further expand our product offering in this emerging asset class. Our Crypto Basket Certificates solve this challenge through securitization and provide an exciting opportunity for investors to participate in various business models in the crypto space. unique product. “

Leonteq’s crypto asset offering brings several advantages to institutional and retail investors:

As a leading provider of innovative investment solutions, Leonteq has been a pioneer in offering structured products on crypto assets by issuing tracker certificates on major crypto assets since 2017 in Switzerland. Leonteq also offered clients the world’s first short tracker certificate on Bitcoin in 2017, the first actively managed strategy traded on an exchange in 2018 as well as the world’s first reverse convertible on Bitcoin in 2019 and won the Swiss Derivative Award for two-year alternative underlyings in a row. Leonteq now occupies a leading position in the DACH region by offering crypto assets in a secure format. On Leonteq’s investment solutions platform, institutional and retail investors can select products from the largest universe available with a total of 22 crypto assets, including Bitcoin, Ethereum, Solana, Polkadot and Litecoin.

Learn more on our thematic crypto basket certificates for Swiss investors.

Learn more about our thematic crypto basket certificates for German investors.

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Leonteq is a Swiss financial technology company with a leading market for structured investment solutions. Relying on proprietary modern technology, the company offers derivative investment products and services and primarily covers capital protection, yield enhancement and equity product categories. Leonteq acts both as a direct issuer of its own products and as a partner of other financial institutions. Leonteq also enables life insurance companies and banks to offer unit-linked pension products with guarantees, with high capital returns. The company has offices and subsidiaries in 13 countries, through which it serves more than 50 markets. Leonteq AG is listed on the SIX Swiss Exchange (SIX: LEON).

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