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Bitcoin ETFs trigger a $2.9 billion outflow for higher-cost crypto fund issuers in the United States

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  • US Bitcoin ETFs trigger a $2.9B outflow, favoring cost-efficient options.
  • Altcoins slump, blockchain equities gain $156M in investments.
  • The US attracts $263M inflows, and Canada and Europe see $297M outflows.

The cryptocurrency investment landscape in the United States experiences a major shift as the emergence of new spot Bitcoin ETFs triggers substantial outflows from higher-cost crypto fund issuers. 

A recent report sheds light on this significant development, highlighting the dominance of exchange-traded products (ETPs) and their profound impact on the market.

Rapid outflows for higher-cost issuers

Since the introduction of spot Bitcoin ETFs, the United States has witnessed a notable shift in investor preferences. Higher-cost crypto fund issuers have seen a staggering $2.9 billion exit their funds. 

This trend emphasizes a clear inclination towards cost-efficient options, particularly those offered by newly established Bitcoin ETFs from industry giants like BlackRock and Fidelity.

Inflows surge for Bitcoin ETFs

In stark contrast to the outflows experienced by higher-cost issuers, newly launched Bitcoin ETFs have attracted substantial inflows. Spot-based ETFs have accumulated $4.13 billion in inflows since their launch. 

Investors appear to favor the accessibility and cost-effectiveness of these ETFs, which have swiftly gained traction in the market.

While Bitcoin ETFs gain momentum, altcoins such as Ethereum (ETH) and Solana (SOL) have faced challenges. Ethereum and Solana witnessed outflows, with $14 million and $8.5 million leaving their respective investment products, respectively. 

This shift in investor sentiment may reflect the focus on Bitcoin as a flagship cryptocurrency and the uncertainty surrounding the altcoin market.

Growing confidence in blockchain equities

Despite the fluctuations in the cryptocurrency market, blockchain equities continue to attract significant investor interest. Blockchain-related companies have garnered a remarkable $156 million in inflows. 

This trend has persisted over nine consecutive weeks, culminating in a cumulative total of $767 million. These figures underscore a growing confidence in the potential of blockchain technology and its associated companies.

Regional variations in investment flows

The CoinShares report also highlights regional variations in investment flows. The United States emerged as a significant beneficiary, attracting inflows of $263 million. In contrast, Canada and Europe experienced outflows of $297 million combined. 

This suggests a minor shift of assets to the United States, where competitive fees and the availability of cost-efficient investment options have become attractive to investors.

Disclaimer. The information provided is not trading advice. Cryptopolitan.com holds no liability for any investments made based on the information provided on this page. We strongly recommend independent research and/or consultation with a qualified professional before making any investment decisions.

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Benson Mawira

Benson is a blockchain reporter who has delved into industry news, on-chain analysis, non-fungible tokens (NFTs), Artificial Intelligence (AI), etc.His area of expertise is the cryptocurrency markets, fundamental and technical analysis.With his insightful coverage of everything in Financial Technologies, Benson has garnered a global readership.

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