Interest in digital assets is surging, indicating a broader trend that could make this year the third-highest in terms of allocations. Investment in products like Grayscale’s Bitcoin Trust and Bitwise’s 10 Crypto Index Fund has exceeded $1.07 billion, a significant increase from the $847 million reported earlier in the week. This growth is a positive development after a challenging previous year, which saw inflows dwindle to $389 million due to the collapse of several high-profile firms and a dip in Bitcoin’s price to $15,649.
Bitcoin-related products have dominated this year’s allocations, attracting over $1 billion in inflows. Solana, on the other hand, has garnered $119 million. However, Ethereum and Tron-related products have experienced outflows of $77 million and $51 million respectively. Amidst this shifting landscape, ProShares’ BITO stands out, with Bloomberg’s Eric Balchunas highlighting its potential to set a new trading volume record this week with approximately $2 billion traded.
The anticipation for a spot Bitcoin ETF has had a ripple effect on other cryptocurrencies. On Wednesday, Bitcoin’s price surpassed $35,000 due to the expectations surrounding the ETF, accounting for 96% of this year’s allocations into Bitcoin-related products. Ethereum has also seen a significant price jump of 16% over the week, reaching approximately $2,100. Notable developments include filings by BlackRock and Franklin Templeton with the SEC and NASDAQ for Ethereum-based ETFs, as well as an increase in altcoin activity on Ethereum’s network, leading it to become deflationary once again.
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