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BlackRock’s BUIDL fund hits $245 million in one week

TL;DR

  • BlackRock’s BUIDL fund has witnessed a significant surge to reach about $245 million in one week.
  • Implications and prospects of the project.

Renowned investment firm BlackRock has announced a significant milestone connected to its BUIDL fund based on Ethereum. The Ethereum-based BlackRock ISD Institutional Digital Liquidity fund has witnessed its balance surge to around $245 million. The unique approach of the company to debut tokenized securities has made the fund one to watch out for the financial market.

BlackRock’s BUIDL fund hits $245 million

The fund, which went live on March 20, debuted with an initial balance of $5 million. Over the next days, it had witnessed about ten transactions, netting a total balance of about $239 million. The increased participation is a testament to the strong confidence in the fund on the part of investors. Notably, a sizable portion of the inflow; $92 million was traced to Ondo Short-term US Government Treasuries, through the tokenized real-world asset platform Ordo Finance.

Ordo Finance was receptive to BlackRock’s securities tokenization, noting its concept of a tokenized US Treasury fund. They also talked about the shift towards tokenizing securities on public blockchain as a great opportunity for the financial market. The BUIDL fund will not function as a regular stablecoin, but its value will be pegged to the US dollar. This stability is one stand-out feature that will boost investors’ confidence in the unpredictable market.

The fund’s investment strategy focuses on allocating 100% of its assets in cash, US Treasury bills, and repurchase agreements, reflecting a conservative yet strategic asset allocation approach. BlackRock demonstrated its commitment to regulatory compliance and transparency by filing the necessary documents for the fund with the US Securities and Exchange Commission on March 14.

Implications and prospects of the project

The news of BlackRock’s application for the BUIDL fund has sparked optimism about the potential for an Ethereum exchange-traded fund (ETF) despite regulatory challenges. The SEC’s recent scrutiny of BlackRock’s iShares Ethereum Trust ETF and the delay in Grayscale’s Ethereum ETF decision have kept regulatory concerns in focus.

Among Ethereum-based funds, BlackRock’s BUIDL fund holds a significant position. It ranks second after Franklin Templeton’s Franklin OnChain U.S. Government Money Fund, which has a market capitalization of $360.2 million. In contrast, the BlackRock BUIDL fund’s market capitalization stands at $106.5 million, highlighting its growing importance in the market.

BlackRock’s CEO, Larry Fink, has expressed interest in crypto-based ETFs, particularly Ethereum ETFs, following the SEC’s approval of Bitcoin ETFs. Fink sees Ethereum ETFs as stepping stones towards broader tokenization, indicating a strategic vision for integrating cryptocurrencies into traditional investment avenues.

While an Ethereum spot ETF attracts interest, it may not initially match the enthusiasm seen for Bitcoin ETFs, which drew massive inflows upon their debut. Nevertheless, the BUIDL fund’s trajectory and BlackRock’s continued engagement in the crypto space signal a convergence between traditional finance and digital assets, paving the way for further innovation and market development.

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Owotunse Adebayo

Adebayo loves to keep tab of exciting projects in the blockchain space. He is a seasoned writer who has written tons of articles about cryptocurrencies and blockchain.

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