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Spot Bitcoin ETF Inflows Hit Record $680M High: Here’s Why

Steve Kornacki

BySteve Kornacki

Feb 29, 2024
Spot Bitcoin ETF Inflows Hit Record $680M High: Here's Why

Spike In Spot Bitcoin ETF Investments

On-chain data shows that the United States witnessed a notable increase in cumulative daily inflows into spot Bitcoin exchange-traded funds (ETFs). This spike resulted in a record earnings of $676.8 million.

This exceptional rise in investments resulted in many financial instruments reaching their first all-time high (ATH). Five prominent participants among the ten firms authorized by the US Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) accounted for the surge in the daily inflows. However, funds inflow into the iShares Bitcoin Trust was the highest at $612.1 million.

Meanwhile, notable mentions (in no particular order) include the Fidelity Wise Origin Bitcoin Fund, the Bitwise Bitcoin ETF, the ARK 21Shares Bitcoin ETF, and the WisdomTree Bitcoin ETF. The surge in investment reflects an increasing investor interest in Bitcoin-related financial products, underscoring institutional investors’ growing interest in cryptocurrencies.

This reinforces the rising importance of digital currencies in traditional investing portfolios and Bitcoin’s status as a legitimate financial asset.

Notable Outflows

In contrast, the Grayscale Bitcoin Trust encountered substantial setbacks in outflows amounting to $216.4 million. Consequently, its overall inflows decreased from $893.2 million to about $677 million.

Since February 12, the US spot BTC ETF market has experienced a substantial cumulative inflow of $7.4 billion. However, significant outflows from Grayscale have offset these gains, culminating in an overall market loss of $7.8 billion.

This contradiction underscores the ever-changing characteristics of the market, where inflows and outflows contribute to the volatility and robustness of Bitcoin-related financial instruments. As of February 28, iShares maintains its position as the leading spot Bitcoin ETF in the United States, with approximately $7.15 billion in inflows.

The sustained interest in iShares’ services and investors’ confidence further solidifies the company’s market position. Although spot Bitcoin ETFs have seen a cumulative inflow of nearly $7.4 billion, analysts predict these inflows will remain consistent as long as BTC continues its impressive performance.

Global Bullish Momentum

Meanwhile, data shows that the optimism regarding crypto investments in the US continues to have a global impact. A recent study of 2,100 participants indicates a significant increase in Australians’ retail interest in BTC since the approval of spot Bitcoin ETFs in the United States in January.

The indicator evaluating the Bitcoin investment bias (based on trading activity and market dynamics) increased by 25% in Australia following the approval of spot BTC ETFs in the United States. This promising momentum indicates a slight increase in crypto adoption rates this year.

Adrian Przelozny, CEO of Independent Reserve, remarked that this sentiment shows that the market has entered a renewed optimism and growth phase. It reflects a broader shift in investor perception and increasing interest in Bitcoin as an asset class.

Interestingly, one-third of poll respondents were interested in long-term Bitcoin investment. However, their perspectives differed on the best way to invest in Bitcoin, with some choosing regular crypto exchanges and others leaning toward ETFs.

Steve Kornacki

Steve Kornacki

Steve Kornacki, a respected author at Big Trends Signals, uses his deep online trading acumen to create comprehensive guides and balanced reviews, empowering traders in their digital pursuits.

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