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Crypto investment products see first inflow in weeks despite subdued trading volumes Crypto investment products see first inflow in weeks despite subdued trading volumes

Crypto investment products see first inflow in weeks despite subdued trading volumes

The uncertainty surrounding Ethereum ETFs resulted in significant outflows for ETH last week.

Crypto investment products see first inflow in weeks despite subdued trading volumes

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Crypto-related investment products recorded their first inflow in over a month, totaling $130 million during the past week, according to CoinShares’ latest weekly report.

The inflows mark a notable shift in investor sentiment after weeks of negative flows across the crypto market. However, the inflow did not improve investors’ participation in the asset class as “ETP volumes continue to subside.”

James Butterfill, the head of CoinShares research, pointed out that the trading volume for last week stood at $8 billion, which is significantly lower compared to the $17 billion average seen in April. He added:

“These volumes highlight ETP investors are participating less in the crypto ecosystem at present, representing 22% of total volumes on global trusted exchanges relative to 31% last month.”

Spot Bitcoin ETFs still driving flows

The CoinShares report showed that spot Bitcoin ETFs in the US and Hong Kong still drive inflows into crypto products.

According to the report, the Newborn Nine Bitcoin ETFs in the US propelled inflows in the US to the forefront, with a positive flow totaling $135 million.

Notably, outflows from Grayscale’s GBTC have been on a downward trend in recent days, totaling $171 million during the previous week

On the other hand, the newly launched Bitcoin ETFs in Hong Kong saw a more modest inflow of $19 million, suggesting that most of the inflows during the first week after the Bitcoin ETF launch were seed capital.

Meanwhile, crypto-related ETPs in Canada and Germany continued to see outflows totaling $20 million and $15 million, respectively โ€” bringing year-to-date outflows from these countries to a combined $660 million.

Ethereum ETF speculations lead to outflows

CoinShares said the uncertainty surrounding spot Ethereum ETF products has dampened investors’ confidence in the second-largest digital asset by market capitalization.

According to the firm:

“Low interaction by the US regulators with ETF issuer applications for a spot Ethereum ETF have increased speculation that the ETF approval is not imminent, this has been reflected in outflows which totalled $14 million last week.”

Similarly, short-Bitcoin recorded $5.1 million in outflows, bringing its 8-week consecutive outflow to $18 million.

Conversely, other altcoins, such as Polkadot, XRP, and Solana, saw a combined inflow of approximately $8 million.

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