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Investment Surge: CoinShares Reports $2.2 Billion Inflows into Crypto Products in 2023

Jan 5, 2024 at 05:34 am

Following a period of subdued fund movements, the final quarter of the previous year marked a substantial surge in activity, primarily fueled by the mounting excitement surrounding spot bitcoin ETFs.

Data from CoinShares reveals that investors directed over $2 billion into digital asset exchange-traded products (ETPs) in 2023, making it the third-highest annual net inflow since 2017. The influx of $2.2 billion in 2023 more than doubled the figures from the previous year, with a significant portion flowing in during the concluding quarter. James Butterfill of CoinShares attributes this surge to a growing belief that the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) was becoming more amenable to the introduction of bitcoin spot-based ETFs.

The last week of 2023 witnessed a notable spike, with a staggering $243 million in net inflows into digital asset ETPs, underscoring the heightened interest in this investment avenue.

Bitcoin (BTC) emerged as the standout performer, attracting $1.9 billion in inflows last year, constituting a remarkable 87% of the $2.2 billion total. This ratio set a new record, surpassing the previous peak of 80% observed in 2020. Bitcoin's price showcased robust performance, experiencing a surge of approximately 155% and concluding 2023 with a valuation exceeding $42,000.

In contrast, investment products associated with Solana (SOL) had a prosperous 2023, accumulating $167 million in net inflows. Ethereum (ETH), however, lagged behind with a more modest figure of $78 million. This disparity in inflow distribution highlights the evolving preferences within the digital asset investment landscape. Investors are demonstrating a diversified interest in alternative cryptocurrencies, contributing to the dynamic shifts observed in the market throughout the year.

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