Bitcoin ETFs Hit Historic $2.4 Billion Surge in Volume

Bitcoin ETFs Hit Historic $2.4 Billion Surge in Volume

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By Jakub Lazurek

27 Feb 2024 (4 months ago)

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BITCOIN spot ETF's hit 2.4B in volume

On February 26, a record-breaking surge in trade volumes was observed in nine spot Bitcoin ETFs, aligning with a significant rise in Bitcoin's value, above $56,000 USD. Bloomberg's ETF analyst, Eric Balchunas, highlighted this extraordinary event, noting the $2.4 billion in volume within just 24 hours. This remarkable volume of trade set a new benchmark for the cryptocurrency market, especially for the newly launched Bitcoin ETFs.

Balchunas mentioned the surge's timing after weekends, a common pattern, though the exact reason for this spike remains unknown. The simultaneous increase in Bitcoin's price suggests a connection, possibly driving investors toward Bitcoin ETFs as a more accessible investment option. BlackRock's iShares Bitcoin ETF stood out, contributing about $1.3 billion or 55% of the total volumes, showcasing investor confidence in this fund amidst the market's enthusiasm. Alongside BlackRock, other key players included Fidelity, Franklin Templeton, Invesco, VanEck, WisdomTree, Hashdex, Bitwise, and Valkyrie, all contributing to the collective achievement of the $2.4 billion record.

This event indicates a growing interest in cryptocurrency-related investments among mainstream investors. ETFs offer a regulated and simpler way of investing in cryptocurrencies, appealing especially to those wary of the direct investment risks. The success of these Bitcoin ETFs highlights their crucial role in merging traditional investment avenues with the dynamic world of digital currencies, marking a significant stride in the integration of cryptocurrencies into the wider financial market.

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