Crypto Funds Hit $30 Billion Triumph In Trading Volume As Bitcoin Continues To Break Highs

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The crypto investment space has reached a notable mark, with trading volumes hitting a high of $30 billion in trading volume last week. This surge, as reported by CoinShares, signifies a pivotal moment in accepting and integrating cryptocurrencies into mainstream financial portfolios.

Coinshares also reported that the overall assets under management (AUM) are now nearing an all-time high, with current figures above $80 billion. James Butterfill, Head of Research at CoinShares, particularly noted:

Total assets under management (AuM), after recent price rises, are now very close to the all-time high at US$82.6bn, just shy of the US$86bn peak set early November 2021.

A Deep Dive Into Crypto Funds Inflows 

In tandem with the surge in trading volume, the crypto funds’ sector also experienced its “second-largest weekly net inflows,” totaling $1.84 billion, according to Coinshares. This influx was predominantly led by US spot Bitcoin ETFs, highlighting the United States’ role in the current crypto market expansion.

Butterfill noted that at certain points last week, trading volumes for these investment products accounted for half the global daily Bitcoin trading volumes on trusted exchanges.

This statistic illustrates the substantial impact of investment products on the market and the shifting dynamics of crypto trading, with institutional and retail investors increasingly turning to regulated vehicles to gain exposure to Bitcoin.

A closer examination of the inflows further reveals a pronounced focus on Bitcoin investment products, which accounted for 94% ($1.72 billion) of the total. The dominance of US-based funds was particularly evident, with net inflows for the week reaching $1.88 billion.

Despite significant outflows from Grayscale, the US spot Bitcoin ETF market compensated with roughly $3.2 billion in inflows.

Meanwhile, investment patterns varied across different regions, with Switzerland experiencing inflows of nearly $20 million, in contrast to Sweden and Germany, which encountered outflows above $30 million. While Canada saw outflows of approximately $23 million.

Crypto asset flows by country.
Crypto asset flows by country. | Source: Coinshares

Ethereum And Polygon See Varied Fortunes

Besides Bitcoin, altcoins such as Ethereum also saw a significant uptick in investments last week, marking its most substantial weekly inflows since mid-July of 2022 with a total of $84.7 million, according to Coinshares. Despite this influx, Ethereum’s total AuM of $14.6 billion remains below its high-water mark of $23.7 billion.

In the same timeframe, Polygon welcomed $7.6 million in new investments, representing 22% of its total AuM. Conversely, Solana witnessed a reduction, with $11.9 million moving out of the platform.

Crypto asset flows.
Crypto asset flows. | Source: Coinshares

Reflecting the upbeat trading activity highlighted by Coinshares, Bitcoin’s valuation has scaled new heights again, reaching levels not seen in the last two years. As of the last 24 hours, Bitcoin’s trading price has soared past the $66,000 mark, showing a 5% increase within the day and a nearly 30% rise over the week.

Looking at Bitcoin’s chart, this rally appears not to be subsiding anytime soon. Interestingly, Bitcoin’s current valuation is now just under $3,000, away from surpassing its all-time high of $69,000 recorded in 2021.

Bitcoin (BTC) price chart on TradingView
BTC price is moving sideways on the 4-hour chart. Source: BTC/USDT on

While closely trailing Bitcoin’s growth trajectory, Ethereum has seen its share of success, propelling its trading price to above $3,500—the highest since 2022. Ethereum’s price has increased by 2.2% in the last day alone, with nearly a 15% rise over the week, showcasing sustained positive momentum in its market value.

Featured image from Unsplash, Chart from TradingView

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