Solana ETN

The Blockchain Platform Built for Speed

Why Invest in the Solana ETN?

Solana is the fastest blockchain platform, allowing blockchain developers to scale global smart contract transactions at very low cost.

VanEck Vectors Solana ETN (ISIN: DE000A3GSUD3) gives investors the following advantages:

  • Exposure to the Solana smart contract platform, a blockchain competitor to the main actor Ethereum
  • Invest in a disruptive technology with a speed & cost advantage
  • Access through an easily-traded ETN
  • Tradeable like an ETF on regulated stock exchanges
  • Delegate the custody of the coins to a crypto assets professional
  • Fully collateralized in SOL

Note that the blockchain ecosystem is still developing. The winners and losers in its ecosystem are not certain. There are no guarantees. You may lose money up to the total loss of your investment due to the Main Risk Factors such as very high volatility, currency risk, regulatory risk, adoption risk, governance risk and technology risk which are described below and in the sales prospectus.

What is special about Solana?

Solana’s blazing speeds make it ideal for blockchain applications. It’s by far the fastest smart contract platform and has one of the lowest transaction costs.

The protocol is based on ‘proof-of-history’ crypto technology that is the key to its greater speed.

The platform is backed by a proven Silicon Valley entrepreneur, who discovered that the rival Ethereum was just not fast enough for blockchain apps. Today, Solana is one of the fastest-growing crypto platforms, with use-cases that range from finance to NFTs to gaming.

Explaining this ETN

The Solana platform has been developed to meet a basic need identified by the market: a lightning-speed ecosystem that can scale to a billion simultaneous users.

It’s quickly attracting users, as the blockchain ecosystem rapidly evolves.

This ETN tracks the value of SOL and uses the MVIS CryptoCompare Solana VWAP Close Index for the calculation of its NAV.

VanEck Vectors Solana ETN

ISIN: DE000A3GSUD3


  • The fastest blockchain platform
  • A natural choice for applications looking to scale up
  • Easily traded on Deutsche Boerse
  • Fully collateralized
  • 1.5% total expense ratio
  • Regulated custodian

Risk indication: 7 out of 7

Lower risk: Typically lower reward

Higher risk: Typically higher reward

Main Risk Factors

Despite all the hype, digital assets are a highly risky investment. Below are key risk factors that need to be considered before making an investment.

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The trading prices of many digital assets have experienced extreme volatility in recent periods and may well continue to do so. Digital assets were only introduced within the past decade and regulatory clarity remains elusive in many jurisdictions. Digital assets' value depends on such regulation remaining favorable, as well with the technological capabilities, the development of protocol networks, competition from other digital asset networks and from forks. Volatility can be strongly amplified by transactions from speculative investors, hedge funds and other large investors. You may experience losses if you need to sell your Shares at a time when the price of the underlying digital asset is lower than it was when you made your prior investment. Even if you are able to hold Shares for the long-term, your Shares may never generate a profit.

For more information on risks, please see the “Risk Factors” section of the relevant ETN’s prospectus, available on www.vaneck.com.

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