Crypto Investment Inflows Remain Positive Ahead of Bitcoin Halving

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Digital asset investment products saw $646 million in inflows last week, reflecting continued positive sentiment in the crypto market despite Bitcoin’s sideways movement over the past month.

Although inflows into crypto funds have slowed compared to the surge seen after the introduction of spot Bitcoin ETFs in the U.S., the overall trend remains upbeat. Most days witness inflows into popular ETFs, while outflows from Grayscale’s GBTC have notably decreased.

James Butterfill, head of research at Coinshares, noted that year-to-date inflows have reached a record $13.8 billion, surpassing last year’s $10.6 billion. However, there are signs of moderation in ETF investor appetite, with weekly flows not reaching early March levels. Weekly volumes also declined from $43 billion to $17.4 billion last week.

The U.S. continued to lead in terms of regional inflows with $648 million, followed by Brazil, Germany, and Hong Kong. Switzerland and Canada experienced outflows of $27 million and $7.3 million, respectively.

Bitcoin saw inflows of $663 million, while short-bitcoin investment products faced outflows for the third consecutive week, suggesting bearish investor capitulation. Ethereum recorded its fourth week of outflows, totaling $22.5 million, amidst lowered expectations for the approval of an ETH ETF in May.

Despite Ethereum’s outflows, other altcoins like Litecoin, Solana, and Filecoin continued to attract inflows.

With the Bitcoin halving looming just 11 days away, sentiment in the crypto market remains in ‘Extreme Greed’ territory. While analysts anticipate post-halving volatility, the consensus is optimistic, expecting a trend toward higher prices. Historical data suggests that the crypto market typically experiences a bullish phase lasting six to eighteen months after the halving event.

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