Surge in Inflows
Digital asset investment products experienced inflows amounting to US$326m. This marks the most substantial single week of inflows since July 2022. The primary contributor to this surge was Bitcoin, accounting for 90% of the inflows at US$296m. Interestingly, the recent price rise in Bitcoin also led to inflows of US$15m into short-Bitcoin investment products.
Mixed Responses Among Altcoins
While there was a general sense of optimism, not all digital assets shared the same fate. Solana, for instance, saw significant inflows of US$24m. However, Ethereum experienced outflows amounting to US$6m.
Speculations on Bitcoin ETF
The inflows, especially into Bitcoin, are believed to be driven by rising optimism among investors. This optimism stems from the anticipation that the US Securities and Exchange Commission might soon approve a spot-based Bitcoin ETF in the US. Although these inflows are positive for Bitcoin, the weekly inflow only ranks as the 21st largest on record. This suggests that investors are still exercising caution. However, the approval of a spot-based ETF is expected to be a game-changer for the industry from a regulatory standpoint.
Regional Inflow Dynamics
From a geographical standpoint, only 12% of the inflows originated from the US, totalling US$38m. This could be attributed to investors awaiting the approval of the spot-based ETF. The most significant inflows were observed from Canada, Germany, and Switzerland, with inflows of US$134m, US$82m, and US$50m, respectively. Additionally, Asia reported its largest weekly inflows at US$28m. The total assets under management have now reached US$37.8bn, the highest since May 2022.
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