Grayscale’s Bitcoin ETF market share falls below 50% amid growing competition

Grayscale’s Bitcoin ETF market share falls below 50% amid growing competition - Bitcoin News - News

style=”color: #2b2b2b;”>Grayscale’s Decreasing Market Share in the U.S. Bitcoin ETF Landscape

style=”line-height: 1.6;”>As of recent data from Dune Analytics, Grayscale’s share in the total assets under management (AUM) of U.S. Bitcoin exchange-traded funds (ETFs) has dipped below 50% for the first time since the inception of spot Bitcoin ETF trading in the United States. Grayscale now holds approximately 48.9% of the total $56.7 billion AUM, with a value of $28.5 billion.

style=”color: #1a1a1a;”>Impact of Daily Outflows on Market Share

style=”line-height: 1.6;”>Consistent daily outflows from Grayscale’s Bitcoin Trust (GBTC), which averaged $329 million per day last week, have significantly contributed to the decline in its market share. Since the debut of Bitcoin ETFs in the U.S., GBTC has faced significant outflows, with a total of over $11 billion exiting the fund up to date, according to Farside Bitcoin ETF flow data.

style=”line-height: 1.6;”>Initially, substantial outflows were observed during the first month of Bitcoin ETFs’ existence, with approximately $7 billion exiting the fund in just over a month. Despite a slowdown towards the end of January, outflows surged again in mid-February following bankruptcy court rulings that permitted crypto lender Genesis to liquidate approximately $1.3 billion worth of GBTC shares in order to reimburse investors.

style=”color: #1a1a1a;”>From Trust to ETF: Institutional Shifts

style=”line-height: 1.6;”>Grayscale’s ETF was initially structured as a trust, catering to institutional investors looking for exposure to Bitcoin by locking up funds for at least six months. However, after a court victory against the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) and the subsequent approval of other spot Bitcoin ETF applications, the trust was converted into an ETF. This conversion provided institutional investors with the ability to withdraw their capital from the fund or transfer their assets to other Bitcoin ETFs offering lower fees.

style=”color: #1a1a1a;”>Growing Competition and Institutional Optimism

style=”line-height: 1.6;”>Despite concerns over the shrinking market share of GBTC, growing net inflows into competing ETFs like BlackRock’s iShares Bitcoin ETF (IBIT) and Fidelity Wise Origin Bitcoin Fund (FBTC) have instilled optimism among market participants.

style=”line-height: 1.6;”>Since their inception, these two funds have amassed $16.9 billion worth of inflows combined. Market commentators attribute the inflows into newly launched ETFs as a major driving force behind Bitcoin’s rapid price appreciation, reaching a new all-time high of $72,900 on March 11.

style=”line-height: 1.6;”>BlackRock’s Bitcoin fund, with over 200,000 BTC valued at approximately $14.3 billion according to K33 Research data, highlights the increasing significance of institutional involvement in the cryptocurrency space.

style=”color: #1a1a1a;”>A Dynamic and Evolving Cryptocurrency Market

style=”line-height: 1.6;”>Despite the declining market share of GBTC, the inflows into alternative ETFs and growing institutional adoption of Bitcoin demonstrate a dynamic and evolving landscape in the cryptocurrency market.

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