Spot Bitcoin ETF could dwarf all the crypto ETPs in the market


  • According to BitMEX research, spot Bitcoin ETF could dwarf all the present ETPs in the market.
  • Potential surge in the wake of ETF approvals.

The market for cryptocurrency exchange-traded products (ETPs) has reached approximately $50.3 billion in assets under management, encompassing around 150 products globally, as per data from BitMEX research. This has created a case for spot Bitcoin ETFs dwarfing ETPs. These ETPs include both spot and futures funds, typically tracking the performance of major cryptocurrencies like Bitcoin and Ethereum. Notably, Grayscale’s Bitcoin Trust stands out as the largest ETP on the list and is currently in the process of seeking approval for conversion into a spot Bitcoin ETF product.

BitMEX reveals shocking data about ETPs

Market analysts are anticipating a significant boost to the crypto-related ETF market if the United States Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) approves spot Bitcoin ETFs. Approval, speculated to occur as early as January 10, could potentially double the amount of money invested in crypto ETPs. Bitwise, a crypto investment fund, predicts that spot Bitcoin ETFs could become the most successful ETF product ever launched, with an expectation to accumulate around $72 billion in assets under management within the next five years. This projection surpasses the current market size.

Contrasting this optimistic outlook, global fund manager Van Eck offers a more conservative estimate, suggesting that approximately $2.4 billion could flow into spot Bitcoin products in the first quarter of 2024. While the approval of a spot Bitcoin ETF in the U.S. would be groundbreaking, it’s worth noting that such products are not entirely new on a global scale. Countries like Canada, Australia, and Germany already permit investors to buy shares in spot Bitcoin ETFs.

The enthusiasm surrounding spot Bitcoin ETFs reflects a broader trend of increasing institutional investment in crypto-related products observed over the past few months. According to a report from ETF research firm ETFGI on December 21, crypto ETFs listed worldwide attracted year-to-date net inflows of $1.6 billion. A substantial portion of this, $1.31 billion, occurred in November alone, almost doubling the net inflows into crypto ETPs in the entire year of 2022, which amounted to $750 million.

Potential surge in the wake of Bitcoin ETF approvals

Out of the 150 crypto funds, the top 20 ETFs garnered the most significant volume of investment, with a total of $1.3 billion flowing into them in 2023. The ProShares Bitcoin Strategy ETF (BITO), launched during a crypto bull market in October 2021, witnessed the most substantial individual inflows, capturing an additional $278.7 million in 2023. The potential approval of spot Bitcoin ETFs in the U.S. could mark a transformative moment for the crypto-related ETF market.

As institutional interest continues to grow, the landscape for cryptocurrency investment products is evolving rapidly. While projections vary, there is a consensus that the impact of spot Bitcoin ETFs, if approved, could reshape the market and attract substantial investment in the coming years. The evolution of the crypto ETP market reflects broader shifts in investor sentiment towards digital assets. With traditional financial institutions increasingly entering the crypto space, the market is poised for further growth.

However, regulatory approvals, especially in key markets like the U.S., remain pivotal in determining the trajectory of these investment products. Investors and market participants keenly await developments in January 2023, as the SEC’s decision on spot Bitcoin ETFs could set the tone for the crypto investment landscape in the years ahead.

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Owotunse Adebayo

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