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BTC ETF Outperforms, Gets Unprecedented Growth in Trading Volumes

Maria Bartiromo

ByMaria Bartiromo

Jan 17, 2024

The recently introduced Bitcoin exchange-traded funds (ETFs) have seen an incredible spike in trading volumes, outpacing the total trading volumes of all 500 ETFs introduced in 2023. These Bitcoin ETFs, led by Grayscale, BlackRock, and Fidelity, cumulatively generated  $10 billion in volume in three days of trading.

The total trading volumes of the Bitcoin ETFs during the first trading days were significantly higher than the total trading volumes of all 500 ETFs introduced in 2023. The demand for investment solutions that provide organized and regulated exposure to the bitcoin market is evident from this unprecedented-of spike in investor’s interest.

Grayscale, and BlackRock, Fidelity Records $1.6 billion in Total Trading Volume

BlackRock, Grayscale, and Fidelity led the way in terms of trading volume, each making a substantial contribution to the $1.6 billion in overall volume – out of the $1.8 billion volume recorded on Jan 16.

BlackRock’s iShares Bitcoin Trust performed exceptionally well, drawing sizable net inflows and reaffirming its standing as the go-to option for investors looking to gain exposure to Bitcoin via an exchange-traded fund. The price of the BTC has been consolidated between  $43,670 and $41,530 in the past 3 days.

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 As of press time, the BTC has pushed back to trade at an average level. Steven Walgenbach, a cryptocurrency analyst with Inside Bitcoins, predicted that it will or will not correct at the $41,530 support level in 24 hours. He also predicted that there would likely be a fall in the price of BTC until it reaches the $40,100 support level in the next few days. 

iShares Tops in Attracting Most Investors, Contributes $497 Million

BlackRock’s iShares Bitcoin Trust showed a distinct advantage in attracting investor interest. The substantial trade volumes also point to a change in the perception of Bitcoin and other cryptocurrencies as sound investment opportunities among investors.

iShares BTC Trust topped the chart in terms of attracting the most net inflow. iShares funds have contributed over $497 million in the last 3 days. Grayscale’s BTC funds have maintained their top position in terms of trading activities.

The funds have recorded over $5.1 billion in trading volume. Grayscale has also experienced a major outflow as investors are demanding lesser fees for the latest product. The Grayscale Bitcoin Trust (GBTC) has recorded over $579 million in cumulative outflows since it began trading on January 11. 

Eric Balchunas Explains the Situation, Recalls His Prediction

 Eric Balchunas, Bloomberg ETF analyst, while reacting to $10 billion trading volume by Fidelity, Blackrock, and Grayscale, expressed surprise that the company could record such a major strand in three days. Balchunas, in comparison, explains that 500 ETFs were officially launched by the SEC in 2023 and have accounted for only $450m in trading volume today.

Eric Balchunas has recounted his 2023 post on X, forecasting that BlackRock’s ETF will continue attracting the highest inflows, way more than its pairs. Balchunas said that this will continuously help it to outperform GBTC as top liquidity. The early performance of BlackRock in the BTC ETF market has been linked to its simple advertising method deployed in treating rich investors.

Meanwhile, Jay Jacobs, the United States head of Thematics and Alternative ETFs, pointed out some of the BTC’s value propositions. Jacobs also explained how BlackRock’s spot BTC ETF had over  $1 billion in trading volume on its first trading day.

Maria Bartiromo

Maria Bartiromo

Maria Bartiromo is a renowned news writer and journalist, celebrated for her insightful reporting and authoritative voice. With a career spanning years, she has established herself as a trusted source of accurate and comprehensive news analysis, keeping readers informed on vital global developments.

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