Smart Contract Leaders ETN


  • An investment in potentially fast growing smart platforms
  • Exposure to the cryptocurrencies behind the smart contracts leaders
  • Dynamic selection across a basket of smart platforms
  • Diversification reduces the risks
  • Europe's only diversified smart contract ETN

Risk: You may lose money up to the total loss of your investment due to the extreme volatility of this asset class and the Main Risk Factors described below and additional risks described in the sales prospectus.

Smart Contract ETNs: Invest in Finance’s Digital Future

How can you invest in digital finance? For example via a portfolio of leading smart contract platforms that are vying to automate traditional finance, cutting out the middle man. Our VanEck Smart Contracts Leaders ETN offers a straightforward way to invest in the broad theme, removing the risk of backing just a single platform1.

1 Please refer to the risks at the end of the page

Our Smart Contracts Leaders ETN Backs a Basket of Smart Contracts Leaders

The ETN backs a range of platforms, going beyond the traditional leader Ethereum (see below, including back tested investment performance since 2019)


Source: VanEck, MarketVector. The performance quoted represents past performance which is not a reliable indicator of future results. Future performance may be lower or higher than current performance. Investment returns will fluctuate so that investors' shares, when redeemed, may be worth more or less than their original cost. An index’s performance is not illustrative of the ETN’s performance. Investors cannot invest directly in the Index. Indices are not securities in which investments can be made.

Digital Finance: Cutting Out the Middle Men

Blockchain technology makes it possible to cut out the middle men of finance – banks, mortgage brokers and insurers – through so-called smart contracts. While it’s still early days, digital finance (also called decentralized) is growing fast. Yet smart contract platforms are still competing to be tomorrow’s winners, which is why our ETN invests in a dynamic basket of leaders.

Backing the Largest and Most Liquid Smart Contracts Cryptocurrencies

The VanEck Smart Contract Leaders ETN tracks the prices of the leading platforms’ underlying cryptocurrencies. It currently has the following holdings:

VanEck Smart Contract Leaders ETN

Dynamic selection process, based on market capitalization, liquidity and availability (at our custody partner, market makers and exchanges).

VanEck Smart Contract Leaders ETN


  • Unique exposure to the smart contracts technology
  • Focus on diversification, as to reduce risks and increase the chance of including future winners
  • Tradeable like an ETF on regulated stock exchanges
  • Fully collateralized
  • 1.5% Total Expense Ratio
Risk indication: 7 out of 7

Main Risk Factors


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

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