The Evolution of Crypto:

From Novelty to an Asset Class

Enter the crypto investment universe

The digital asset ecosystem has experienced rapid growth in recent years, driven by technological innovation, the emergence of novel use cases globally, and the continuing integration of digital technologies into more aspects of everyday life. Opportunities in this space currently include exposure to new forms of digital payments, decentralized finance applications and digital collectibles - with others yet to emerge.

In this dynamic environment, benefits can be seen from exposure to established blockchain networks with critical mass - in terms of market capitalization, user base and trading volume – coupled with the technical and security maturity that comes from successfully operating for such a sustained period.

Investing in crypto assets via an ETF (exchange-traded fund) allows investors to enter the crypto assets universe while utilizing the best of traditional financial infrastructure and product structuring.

Gain Exposure to Bitcoin Futures with GCC and WTMF

Though neither invests directly in bitcoin, GCC and WTMF are among the first U.S. ETFs to offer bitcoin futures exposure. The WisdomTree Enhanced Commodity Strategy Fund (GCC) uses an actively managed approach and may invest up to 5% of its net assets in bitcoin futures. So investors seeking a broad-based commodities strategy can leverage this maturing asset class. By contrast, the WisdomTree Managed Futures Strategy Fund (WTMF) uses a quantitative, rules-based approach. It seeks to deliver positive total returns in rising or falling markets through a range of futures contracts that include commodities, equities, currencies and interest rates and now invests up to 5% of its net assets in bitcoin futures contracts.

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WisdomTree Crypto Indexes


As an index provider, WIsdomTree, Inc. creates and maintains various crypto indexes for the Crypto asset class. The indexes are created to track mega cap crypto assets, specific categories based on their use cases, and diversified baskets of crypto assets using different methodologies. Read below to learn more about the indexes published in the U.S..


RWM WisdomTree Crypto Index
The RWM WisdomTree Crypto Index seeks to provide broad and diversified exposure to crypto assets (sometimes referred to as cryptocurrencies or crypto) , spanning layer-1 networks (e.g. payment systems, smart contract platforms), layer-2 protocols, oracle networks, crypto indexing services, decentralized finance (DeFi), and the metaverse.
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WisdomTree CF Crypto Mega Cap Equal Weight Index
The WisdomTree CF Crypto Mega Cap Index is designed to track the performance of a basket of crypto assets representing the mega cap portion of the crypto asset market and is calculated and published at 4pm London time, 365 days a year.
Learn more about WTCFMEGA
WisdomTree CF Crypto Market Index
The WisdomTree CF Crypto Market Index is designed to track the performance of a diversified basket of crypto assets representing the large cap portion of the crypto asset market and is calculated once a day at 4:00pm London time, 365 days a year.
Learn more about WTCFMRKT
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The Next Wave of Innovation: Tokenization and Blockchain-Enabled Finance

Crypto assets, like bitcoin and ether, are linked to their underlying blockchain technology. Tokenization describes the process by which traditional assets and funds can leverage blockchain technology. WisdomTree believes that tokenization can provide enhanced liquidity, transparency and standardization for financial assets, and it will be an important part of financial services going forward. WisdomTree is developing next-generation digital products and structures, including digital funds and tokenized assets, as well as our blockchain-native digital wallet, WisdomTree Prime™.

For more information on these topics, please visit WisdomTree Prime or WisdomTree’s Digital Funds.