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Crypto Gold Rush: Billions Pour In as Bitcoin ETF Gets Green Light, Vanguard Faces Backlash

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  • CoinShares reports a massive $1.18 billion influx into crypto markets, primarily in Bitcoin (BTC), following the recent approval of a spot BTC ETF by the SEC.
  • Despite not setting an all-time high, exchange-traded product (ETP) volumes hit a record $17.5 billion last week, indicating growing investor interest.

In a landmark development for the cryptocurrency sector, the approval of a spot Bitcoin exchange-traded fund (ETF) by the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) has ushered in a new era of institutional investment. According to CoinShares’ latest Digital Asset Fund Flows report, this move has catalyzed an impressive $1.18 billion inflow into digital asset investment products.

Unprecedented Trading Volumes Signal Market Confidence

While the influx falls short of the record $1.5 billion witnessed during the launch of futures-based Bitcoin ETFs in October 2021, it nevertheless marks a significant milestone. Notably, exchange-traded product (ETP) trading volumes soared to an all-time high of $17.5 billion last week, a stark contrast to the average $2 billion per week in 2022. This surge in ETP volumes is a clear indicator of heightened market interest and confidence in cryptocurrency as a viable investment class.


Bitcoin, maintaining its stature as the dominant cryptocurrency, accounted for the majority of these inflows, amassing $1.16 billion. This robust interest in Bitcoin underscores the growing appeal of digital assets among institutional investors.

Diverse Cryptocurrency Market Growth

The investment wave has also benefitted other cryptocurrencies. Ethereum (ETH), a major player in the digital asset space, attracted $25.7 million in inflows. Additionally, multi-asset investment vehicles garnered $5.6 million. Other cryptocurrencies like XRP, Cardano (ADA), Litecoin (LTC), Solana (SOL), and Polkadot (DOT) also experienced positive inflows, ranging from $0.2 million to $2.2 million, demonstrating a diversified growth across the cryptocurrency market.

Vanguard’s Shifting Stance on Crypto Investment

In a related development, Vanguard Asset Management, initially a critic of the spot Bitcoin ETF, is reportedly revising its stance. After initially resisting the new financial product, the firm is now reconciling its position, as evidenced by reports of apologies issued to clients for their previous lack of vision in crypto. This shift is reflective of the broader financial industry’s evolving perspective on digital assets.

Market Dynamics Post-ETF Launch

The initial enthusiasm surrounding the spot Bitcoin ETF’s launch, which saw over $4 billion in trading on its first day, has somewhat tempered. However, it remains a significant moment in crypto market history. Despite current fluctuations in Bitcoin‘s price, the market is eagerly anticipating the next Bitcoin halving event, with experts like Gert van Lagen predicting a potential surge in Bitcoin’s value.

In summary, the cryptocurrency landscape is witnessing a paradigm shift with the influx of institutional capital, especially post the Bitcoin ETF approval. This trend not only highlights the growing legitimacy of digital currencies but also signals a new chapter in the evolution of global financial markets.

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Bhushan Akolkar
Bhushan Akolkar
Bhushan is a FinTech enthusiast and possesses a strong aptitude for understanding financial markets. His interest in economics and finance has drawn his attention to the emerging Blockchain Technology and Cryptocurrency markets. He holds a Bachelor of Technology in Electrical, Electronics, and Communications Engineering. He is continually engaged in a learning process, keeping himself motivated by sharing his acquired knowledge. In his free time, he enjoys reading thriller fiction novels and occasionally explores his culinary skills. Business Email: info@ethnews.com Phone: +49 160 92211628