Stellar , is a purpose-built blockchain enabling the transfer of any kind of assets and currencies; for example Bitcoin , dollars and euros, and allowing developers to build low-cost financial services on the platform. Lumen ( XLM ), Stellar’s native token is a utility token for the platform to pay transaction fees. Stellar was founded in 2014 by Jeb McCaleb, co-founder of Ripple, and since then the network has processed more than 450 million operations made by over 4 million users.
Both AXLM and AADA ETPs will allow clients to diversify and gain exposure to cross-border transitions between any pair of currencies whilst Cardano will help running smart contracts using proof of stakes on a level previously not possible executing using your bank or broker. The ETP structure is 100% physically collateralised, segregated and replicates 1:1 the tracking of both crypto assets. Coinbase will assume custody for XLM and Kingdom Trust for ADA. Physical replication for AXLM and AADA aims to track the performance of stellar ( XLM ) and Cardano (ADA) with each unit of the ETP backed by approx. 40 XLM and 16 ADA respectively at launch. Both products have a base fee of 2.5% p.a and will also be available on the Stuttgart and Dusseldorf MTFs.
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 CHF, USD, GBP and EUR respectively. 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 12 crypto ETPs listed today and has over $1.55 Bn in AuM in total listed products.