How do you buy ethereum as regular stocks?

Ethereum is a cryptocurrency, which means that you can’t invest in it as if it were regular stocks – just like you can’t invest in other currencies as if they were stocks. There are special tax regulations for currency speculation, and those are the rules that count when investing in cryptocurrencies, according to Skat.

But it is possible to buy your way into funds – ETFs or ETNs –  that follow ethereum’s rate. So you won’t be investing in ethereum directly, but instead you’re investing in a fund that follows ethereum’s rate developments. Here, your purchase will be viewed as a stock investment, and you’ll also be taxed accordingly to tax regulations on stocks.

See ethereum’s rate here

What are ETFs and ETNs?

ETF stands for Exchange Traded Fund, while ETN stands for Exchange Traded Note. Both types try to follow the exchange rate developments within a particular market – such as the ethereum market.

So when ethereum sees a 20% increase in value, a successful ETF or ETN will also see a 20% rise in value as well. 

The difference between an ETF and ETN

An ETF owns the stocks it tries to follow. That means that when you invest in an ethereum ETF, you’re investing in a fund that also owns ethereum. An ETN doesn’t own the stocks it tries to follow. An ETN works similarly to a bond of debt. If you purchase an ethereum ETN, the issuer of the ETN will then be indebted to you. The debt is then of the same value as the rise in value there has been on the market the ETN follows.

But since these are bonds of debt, where there’s no real ownership over actual assets, you could risk that the issuer goes bankrupt. This would mean that you could lose all the money you’ve invested.

With an ETF, the situation would rarely go this sideways. Because the ETF actually owns the assets - such as ethereum - the ETF can then choose to sell their ethereum coins, in order to raise capital to pay back their investors.

There are pros and cons to both types of funds, which you should consider before investing.

How do ethereum ETFs and ETNs work?

When you invest in ETFs or ETNs it works kind of like a stock. This means that gains and losses are taxed after existing taxation laws for stocks. Your investments can either be taxed as income on equity or as capital income, and further after the asset liquidation principle or inventory principle. Exactly as you know it from the regular stock world.

When you’re trading ethereum as a currency, you don’t have access to income on equity. Here, certain taxation rules apply, which you can get more information on here .

When you trade cryptocurrencies, you need to be aware that it carries a large risk. The value of your cryptocurrency can both rise and fall, and you can risk losing the entire amount you’ve invested in cryptocurrencies.

Buy ethereum ETFs and ETNs through Invest

Do you want to invest in ethereum ETFs and ETNs? 

You can do it all directly from your Lunar app. Log in to the app, sign up to Invest , and get started with investing in ethereum ETFs and ETNs in a matter of minutes.

We’re cooperating with Saxo, so when you sign up for Invest, you’re investing through Saxo Bank directly from your Lunar app. Once you’ve signed up, you can find the different ethereum ETFs and ETNs in the app.

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You can also buy ethereum though Lunar Block

ETFs and ETNs aren’t the only things you can buy through your Lunar app.

From your app, you can also sign up to Lunar Block , which is probably Denmark’s easiest platform for buying and selling ethereum and other cryptocurrencies.

Here, you’re not investing in funds, stocks, or bonds of debt –  it’s a direct purchase of ethereum. 

Get Lunar for free now – and sign up to Lunar Block

What you’re getting

  • The world’s leading cryptocurrencies
  • Everything in one app. Buy and sell without a wallet
  • Simple trading platform without buzzwords
  • A low, set trading price of 2,5% for Standard users, 1,5% for Premium users, and just 1% if you have Pro
  • No pointless fees
  • Best crypto prices across three of the largest exchanges
  • Guide to tax reporting to Skat
  • Track price developments and set price alerts on currencies you follow

How to get started with ethereum

  • 1

    Download Lunar for free

    Go to the App Store or Google Play and download the Lunar app. Find your photo ID, as you need that to sign up.

  • 2

    Sign up to Lunar Block in the app

    Find Lunar Block under “Products” and sign up. You’ll be asked to take a test about crypto first - among other things, it’s to see if you’re aware of the risks. You can learn more about the risks in the app before you take the test.

  • 3

    Buy ethereum with a single swipe

    When we’ve approved you, you can buy ethereum immediately. Choose your cryptocurrency in the app and buy with a single swipe.

Cryptocurrencies can rise and fall

When you trade cryptocurrencies, you need to be aware that it carries a large risk. The value of your cryptocurrency can both rise and fall, and you can risk losing the entire amount you’ve invested in cryptocurrencies.

Cryptocurrency trading is done through Lunar Block. Lunar Block is not regulated by the Danish Financial Supervisory Authority (Finanstilsynet). That means you won’t have the same protection as when trading e.g. stocks or other regulated assets.

We do not counsel

We do not advise on currencies and do not make recommendations for either buying or selling. We can provide factual information about the different currencies, but past price developments are not an indication of future developments.

No information from Lunar Block should therefore be considered as recommendations and all decisions are up to you alone.

Last updated April 18, 2023. We’ve collected general information. Please note, that there may be specific circumstances that you and your business need to be aware of.