Crypto investment products attract $136 million in inflows for the third consecutive week

5:19 pm
July 10, 2023

Last week, crypto investment products received $136 million in inflows, marking the third consecutive week of positive investment activity. Bitcoin accounted for the majority of inflows, with $133 million, compared to Ethereum’s $2.9 million. Other altcoins, such as XRP, Solana, Polygon, Litecoin, and Aave, also saw minor inflows.

This surge in inflows reflects the growing confidence in the digital asset investment space. CoinShares, a crypto asset management firm, reported that a total of $470 million has been invested in various crypto products over the past three weeks, effectively offsetting the outflows seen in the previous nine weeks. CoinShares’ report also states that the year-to-date net flows into crypto investment products stand at $231 million.

Bitcoin dominates with $133 million in inflows

Bitcoin’s bullish performance in recent weeks has drawn the attention of institutional investors, resulting in significant inflows into Bitcoin products. In contrast, Ethereum only received $2.9 million in inflows. Short-Bitcoin products even experienced outflows of $1.8 million, emphasizing the prevailing focus on Bitcoin among investors. Popular altcoins like XRP, Solana, Polygon, Litecoin, and Aave did see minor inflows, but Bitcoin remains the top choice for investors.

Bullish crypto market following BlackRock ETF filing

The surge in inflows comes as the overall sentiment in the crypto market turns bullish, with spot prices rising for most cryptocurrencies. The filing of several Bitcoin ETF proposals, including one by asset manager BlackRock, has contributed to the positive market sentiment. However, despite the increased investment activity, trading turnover has decreased. The past week recorded a total investment product volume of $1 billion, compared to an average of $2.5 billion over the previous two weeks. CoinShares attributes the low trading volumes to seasonal effects typically observed between July and August.

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

What are crypto investment products?

Crypto investment products are financial instruments that allow investors to gain exposure to cryptocurrencies without actually owning them. These products can include exchange-traded funds (ETFs), trusts, and other investment vehicles.

Why is Bitcoin receiving more inflows compared to altcoins?

Bitcoin is often seen as the flagship cryptocurrency and has gained widespread adoption and recognition. Its superior market capitalization, liquidity, and established reputation make it a more attractive investment option for institutional investors.

What is the impact of BlackRock’s ETF filing on the crypto market?

The filing of Bitcoin ETF proposals by top asset manager BlackRock and other institutions signifies growing interest and acceptance of cryptocurrencies in the traditional financial markets. This has contributed to a bullish market sentiment and increased demand for crypto assets.

Why has trading turnover decreased despite the increase in investment inflows?

The decrease in trading turnover can be attributed to seasonal effects, particularly during the months of July and August. This period often experiences lower trading volumes as market participants may take vacations or engage in less active trading strategies.


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