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Crypto products see 4th week of inflows amid race for Bitcoin ETFs: CoinShares

Key Takeaways:

  • Crypto investment products have seen four consecutive weeks of inflows.
  • The addition of $179 million in the week ending October 20 has increased the market’s assets under management to $33 billion.
  • 84% of the recent inflows went to Bitcoin investment products.
  • Solana products attracted the second-largest share of inflows last week.
  • Ether products experienced outflows of $7.4 million.

Crypto investment products have recorded four weeks of inflows, as the market eagerly awaits the possible approval of a spot Bitcoin (BTC) exchange-traded fund (ETF) in the United States.

Asset management firm CoinShares’ Oct. 23 fund flows report revealed $179 million was added to digital asset investment products in the week ending Oct. 20, which has swelled the space’s assets under management to $33 billion.

Of the past week’s inflows, $55.3 million or 84% went to Bitcoin investment products which has brought year-to-date Bitcoin product inflows to $315 million, it added.

CoinShares Head of Research James Butterfill however noted that the recent week’s inflows still haven’t reached the levels seen earlier this year when BlackRock first filed for a spot Bitcoin ETF.

“While the most recent inflows are likely linked to excitement over a spot Bitcoin ETF launch in the U.S., they are relatively low in comparison to the initial inflows following BlackRock’s announcement in June,” Butterfill said.

Butterfill added that June’s four-week inflow run saw $807 million enter the sector and the lower inflows recently “are indicative of investors adopting a more cautious approach this time.”

Meanwhile, Solana (SOL) products caught the second-largest share of inflows last week and the largest of all altcoins, netting $15.5 million. Ether (ETH) products saw outflows of $7.4 million — the only altcoin to suffer outflows last week.

More recently, interest in a spot Bitcoin ETF surged late on Oct. 23 amid “positive signs” that BlackRock’s ETF was a step closer to approval and a U.S. Appellate Court issued a mandate to the Securities and Exchange Commission to review Grayscale’s spot Bitcoin ETF filing.

The moves sparked a Bitcoin rally which saw it gain 14% over the past 24 hours and briefly hit $34,000 for the first time since May 2022.

The price jump also saw over $193 million in Bitcoin short liquidations in the past 24 hours, according to CoinGlass data.

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