Swiss startup Lykke has launched two new crypto indexes and
their associated service tokens, growing its product offering aimed at
providing “a simple path to the crypto market,” the company said
The first index, called Smart LyCI, tracks the top ten blockchain projects that work on improving how contractual agreements are recorded and settled. Smart contracts aim to facilitate agreements to be carried out among two or more parties remotely, without the need for a legal system, lawyers or courts. Projects comprising the index are Ethereum, Ethereum Classic, NEM, TRON, Tezos, Onthology, EOS, Cardano, NEO and Stellar.
The second index, Pay LyCI, tracks the top 10
cryptocurrencies that can be used to buy and sell goods and services. These
cryptocurrencies are Bitcoin, Bitcoin Cash, Bitcoin SV, Dash, Dogecoin, IOTA,
Litecoin, Monero, XRP and Zcash.
Commenting on the launch, Richard Olsen, founder and CEO of
“In the traditional finance industry, professional investors
have been making a lot of money for a long time through index investing.
“We are introducing a wonderful opportunity for everyone to
make money and get involved in the exciting emerging crypto space.
Democratization of a previously closed and secretive industry is inevitable and
we are proud to be pioneering it.”
In January, Lykke launched
the LyCI Service Token, allowing users to purchase the top 25 cryptocurrencies
tracked by LyCI, an index the company introduced at the end of 2018 and
representing a market-cap weighted basket of the top 25 crypto assets,
When buying the LyCI Service Token, users invest in the
assets tracked by LyCI and can request at any time the delivery service of the
underlying assets. The index aims to offer investors an easy way to invest in
the blockchain market as a whole without the hassle of keeping track of its
rapid changes, while diversifying the risk that is often associated with
Lykke’s crypto indexes are available over the Lykke
Exchange, an online marketplace where users can exchange and trade
cryptocurrencies as well as traditional fiat currencies with zero trading fees.
Established in Switzerland in 2015, Lykke is a fintech company
that is developing a global marketplace for the free exchange of financial
assets. Lykke used the Colored Coin protocol to list and represent financial
The company is based in Zurich and has subsidiaries in Vanuatu,
Cyprus, the UK, Singapore, and the US.