Spot Bitcoin ETFs weekly inflows surpass $2 billion


  • Bitcoin ETFs witnessed a record-breaking $2.2 billion in net inflows from February 12th to 16th.
  • BlackRock’s iShares Bitcoin Trust (IBIT) dominated, securing $1.6 billion of the total inflows.
  • Other notable inflows include Fidelity’s Wise Origin Bitcoin Fund with $648.5 million, Ark 21Shares Bitcoin ETF with $405 million, and Bitwise Bitcoin ETF with $232.1 million.
  • Grayscale Bitcoin Trust experienced $624 million in outflows, totaling over $7 billion since its conversion to a spot ETF.

The data is in, and it’s nothing short of staggering. $2.2 billion has been funneled into Bitcoin ETFs between February 12th and 16th, setting a new benchmark not just for the crypto industry but for ETFs at large. With over 3,400 ETFs vying for investor dollars in the United States, this massive influx into Bitcoin ETFs eclipses them all, heralding a shift in investor sentiment and strategy that’s too significant to ignore.

Leading the charge was BlackRock’s iShares Bitcoin Trust (IBIT), which alone attracted $1.6 billion of this inflow. This is a testament to the trust and enthusiasm investors are placing in Bitcoin as a viable asset class. The $1.6 billion represents a significant portion of BlackRock’s total net ETF inflows for the year, making IBIT a heavyweight contender in the ETF space. It accounts for 50% of BlackRock’s ETF inflows out of their entire portfolio of 417 ETFs.

A Surge in Investor Confidence

The spotlight shines brightly on other players in the Bitcoin ETF arena as well. Fidelity’s Wise Origin Bitcoin Fund and the Ark 21Shares Bitcoin ETF have not been left behind, pulling in $648.5 million and $405 million, respectively. Bitwise’s Bitcoin ETF also made its mark with $232.1 million in inflows, demonstrating a broad-based confidence in Bitcoin as an asset. However, not all news is positive, as the Grayscale Bitcoin Trust faced $624 million in outflows, a reminder of the volatile and unpredictable nature of cryptocurrency investments.

This influx of capital into Bitcoin ETFs coincides with a notable uptick in Bitcoin’s price, which has surged 91% in the past four months. The approval of spot Bitcoin ETFs by the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) on January 10 has been a significant driver of this momentum, propelling Bitcoin to new heights and drawing in both seasoned investors and newbies. Bitcoin’s price has climbed to $52,000, marking a 24% increase in February alone.

Traditional Finance Takes Notice

The emergence of Bitcoin ETFs has not only captivated the attention of individual investors but has also caught the eye of major banks and financial institutions. A coalition representing Wall Street’s elite has called on the SEC to tweak the rules around crypto asset custody, signaling a growing institutional interest in the space.

Despite the enthusiasm surrounding Bitcoin ETFs, not everyone is on board. Vanguard, a titan in traditional finance, has remained notably aloof from the cryptocurrency frenzy. The firm’s steadfast commitment to the investment philosophy of its late founder, Jack Bogle, means a deliberate distance from speculative assets like cryptocurrencies.

Vanguard’s refusal to engage with Bitcoin ETFs, underscored by its withdrawal of futures-backed Bitcoin funds, speaks to a broader skepticism of digital assets’ speculative nature. This conservative stance, marked by a #BoycottVanguard movement, highlights the divide between traditional investment philosophies and the crypto industry.

But whatever you think about it, this extraordinary week will go down in financial history as a watershed moment for investor confidence, market movements, and the fate of investing in physical and virtual assets.

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Jai Hamid

Jai Hamid is a passionate writer with a keen interest in blockchain technology, the global economy, and literature. She dedicates most of her time to exploring the transformative potential of crypto and the dynamics of worldwide economic trends.

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