Zichain launches two crypto index funds

July 05, 2018
Chris Wheal

Swiss-based crypto finance Zichain has introduced two crypto index funds. The main offering is the Blue Coin Index Fund (BCIF). This targets a spread of major cryptoassets; there’s also the Second Tier Index Fund (STIF) though this fund is rather smaller and aimed at specialist investors.

Index funds offer a low cost – and possibly lower risk – option for investing in cryptos; credit: Shutterstock

ERC 20 supported

Both trackers deploy the ERC 20 Ethereum platform and will arrive with real-time market data and performance calculations to track investments plus, says Zichain, “advanced financial reporting, as well as new features including clustered storage with multiple signatures to guarantee asset safety and automated rebalancing and smart execution systems”.

Zichain’s CEO, Khachatur Gukasyan, told the London Stock Exchange that the launch of the index funds opens “a new chapter in the history of crypto finance”.

The cryptoasset space is seeing a growing trickle of tracker offerings: credit: Shutterstock 

Tracker competition on the up

Gukasyan claims Zichain provides clustered storage with multiple signatures which safeguards asset safety. “Investors’ personal accounts will have such features as an automated rebalancing and smart execution system.”

Digital asset exchange Coinbase launched their Coinbase Index Fund in March. Another index fund, Bittwenty, launched at the end of 2016.

Post written by Chris Wheal
Chris Wheal is editor of OpenLedger's news and features service. An award-wining business journalists himself, he runs a team of freelance journalists from across the UK and north America.

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