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BlackRock and ProShares Bitcoin ETFs overtake GBTC’s daily trading volume

Bitcoin (BTC) traded between $42,580 and $43,422 on Feb. 2 because the Grayscale Bitcoin Belief’s (GBTC) grapplehold over spot Bitcoin exchange-traded fund (ETF) promoting took a pause. 

BTC/USD every day chart. Supply: TradingView

BlackRock and ProShares ETFs every day quantity surpasses GBTC quantity

Grayscale’s transformed GBTC ETF has dominated the spot Bitcoin ETF market by way of every day volumes because the merchandise started buying and selling on Jan. 11.

This dominance got here to an finish on Feb. 1 when BlackRock’s iShares Bitcoin Belief (IBIT) and ProShares’ Bitcoin Technique ETF (BITO) turned the primary of the 9 ETFs to surpass GBTC’s buying and selling quantity.

Knowledge shared by Bloomberg Intelligence analyst James Seyffart on Feb. 1 confirmed IBIT main with $301 million in quantity, whereas extra knowledge showed that BITO had ended the day with $298 million trades positioned. GBTC got here in third with $292 million in trades.

Seyffart stated:

“BlackRock’s IBIT is the primary ETF to commerce greater than Grayscale’s GBTC in a single day.”

“Complete buying and selling immediately was sort of a dud although at $924 million — the primary day under $1 billion in greenback quantity for the group since launch,” Seyffart added.

This was the primary time the overall every day ETF trades have been under $1 billion, with the cumulative buying and selling quantity now at $28.30 billion.

On the time of writing on Feb. 2, GBTC was again on prime of the desk with $240.68 million in buying and selling quantity.

Spot Bitcoin ETF efficiency knowledge. Supply: Coinglass

GBTC promoting continues to taper off

GBTC’s dominance of spot Bitcoin ETFs was as a consequence of heavy outflows from the belief because the first day of buying and selling. This has been largely attributed to the flexibility of traders to redeem their funding as soon as the product was transformed to a spot ETF, one thing they have been unable to do earlier than.

As well as, Grayscale’s excessive charges have seen it shed nicely over $5.8 billion value of belongings since Jan. 11, in keeping with BitMEX Analysis.

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The upper-fee GBTC product has now shed over $5.8 billion value of belongings within the interval, in comparison with mixed inflows of $7.2 billion for the 9 new child ETFs, in keeping with BitMEX Analysis.

This dominance has, nonetheless, begun to decline over the last few days. Earlier, GBTC was sending a median of $700 million in BTC to the Coinbase crypto trade, and BitMEX Analysis knowledge above reveals that this has totaled lower than $300 million since Jan. 26.

When it comes to Bitcoin, 24,050 BTC outflowed from GBTC, decreasing to 4,461 BTC on Jan. 30 and 4,433 on Feb. 2.


Grayscale Bitcoin Belief (GBTC) netflows. Supply: CoinGlass

Based on JPMorgan analysts, GBTC outflows were largely due to profit-taking and are “behind us,” which may take the stress off BTC’s value.

It’s also essential to notice that as GBTC promoting peaked, the FTX crypto trade offered its whole GBTC shareholding — 22 million GBTC shares — valued at roughly $1 billion.