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BlackRock’s Bitcoin ETF Registers $217 Million Outflow

The spot Bitcoin ETF sector witnessed another downturn as it recorded a capital outflow of $217 million on April 25, according to data from SoSo Value.

Among the ETFs affected, BlackRock’s iShares Bitcoin Trust ETF (IBIT) stood out as funds remained stagnant for the second consecutive day. The trend extended to other prominent ETFs, including the Grayscale Bitcoin Trust ETF (GBTC), as well as offerings from Fidelity Investments and ARK Invest/21Shares.

While IBIT had previously ranked among the top 10 ETFs with a consistent streak of capital inflows, a decline has been observed since the onset of March 2024. Additionally, the average volume of capital inflows into spot Bitcoin ETFs has notably slowed in recent weeks.

Bitwise CEO Hunter Horsley believes that despite the current downturn, many institutional players in the market are clandestinely preparing for substantial injections of funds into crypto-based instruments. Horsley is optimistic that the proliferation of this new class of digital assets will further enhance the attractiveness of the crypto market to investors.

However, there has been a noted weakening of investor interest in cryptocurrency-based products in recent times. CoinShares analysts have highlighted that over the past week alone, a total of $206 million was withdrawn from crypto products catering to large professional investors.

As the landscape of cryptocurrency-based investments continues to evolve, these fluctuations in capital flows underscore the dynamic nature of the market and the ongoing adjustments made by investors in response to changing conditions and sentiments.

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