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Investors Pull $515 Million from Grayscale’s GBTC in 24 Hours

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by Chimamanda U. Martha · 3 min read
Investors Pull $515 Million from Grayscale’s GBTC in 24 Hours
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Despite the recent massive outflows, the past week witnessed a notable surge in inflows, with a substantial $1.25 billion pouring into crypto funds. Grayscale’s GBTC led the chart.

Cryptocurrency investment trends continue to fluctuate as investors navigate the volatile market. Grayscale, a prominent player in the financial industry, witnessed a significant outflow from its Bitcoin Trust (GBTC), which was recently converted into an exchange-traded fund (ETF).

On January 24, 2024, the company’s GBTC experienced a total outflow of $515 million following the recent market corrections that saw Bitcoin (BTC) drop to $39,000 earlier this week.

Grayscale Sees Massive Selloffs

Coinspeaker previously reported that on January 23, 2024, Grayscale saw investors withdraw a total of $640 million on January 23, 2024, making it the highest outflow in a single day since the introduction of the products into the market.

Bloomberg analyst James Seyffart said that the company has now experienced a total of $3.9 billion in outflow within two weeks after the US Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) approved the product on January 10.

The Bloomberg analyst said on Twitter, now X, that while Grayscale has seen massive sell-offs over the last 48 hours, newly listed Bitcoin ETFs experienced an influx of $249 million, injecting a positive note into the day’s financial activities.

However, the day’s overall net flow remains uncertain, pending the disclosure of BlackRock’s numbers. The analyst predicted that If $IBIT, the company’s new fund, managed to attract more than $266 million, the day may see a net inflow.

Grayscale among Companies Dominating US Spot Bitcoin ETFs

Despite the recent massive outflows, the past week witnessed a notable surge in inflows, with a substantial $1.25 billion pouring into crypto funds. Grayscale’s GBTC led the chart, recording the highest inflows among other Bitcoin ETF issuers. The company accumulated a total of $4.1 billion in inflows as of last week.

On January 17, 2024, Coinspeaker reported that major industry players such as Grayscale, BlackRock, and Fidelity Investments dominated the United States Bitcoin ETF trading volume for the first three days after its launch.

These companies led the inflow charge with their ETFs, GBTC IBIT and FBTC. Despite these positive developments, recent outflows have sparked concerns about the enduring viability of these digital assets.

In a perceptive analysis, crypto expert Ali Martinez said on X that all the Bitcoin ETF issuers, excluding Grayscale, have made a substantial move, collectively acquiring over 86,320 BTC at an average price of $42,000. He noted that this noteworthy investment amounts to a staggering $3.63 billion.

However, he believes the deliberate, long-term strategy indicates that large institutional investors may view the current market conditions as an opportune moment rather than the culmination of their investment endeavors.

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