BlackRock’s Bitcoin ETF daily inflow hits $0 for the first time


BlackRock iShares Bitcoin Trust (IBIT) has notched its first day of $0 in inflows since Bitcoin (BTC) exchange-traded funds (ETFs) were introduced in the United States in January. 

Ever since its launch on Jan. 11, IBIT has consistently attracted investments worth millions of dollars daily, racking up nearly $15.5 billion in just 71 days. The inflow streak ended for BlackRock on April 24 after it recorded $0 of inflows.

Bitcoin ETF inflow and outflow data. Source: Farside

Most of the other Bitcoin ETF participants witnessed a dry spell as well. Of the 11 United States-registered Bitcoin ETFs, Fidelity Wise Origin Bitcoin Fund (FBTC) and ARK 21Shares Bitcoin ETF (ARKB) were the only two to record inflows of $5.6 million and $4.2 million, respectively.

Additionally, Grayscale Bitcoin Trust ETF (GBTC) continued to bleed. On April 24, GBTC recorded $130.4 millio in outflows. As a result, the spot Bitcoin ETFs realized a net outflow of $120.6 million on the day. 

While the lack of inflows is a first for IBIT, it’s not uncommon among other ETF participants. Fidelity’s FBTC, for example, has notched three days of $0 inflows in the last two weeks. 

To date, the Bitcoin ETF market in the U.S. has accumulated a net $12.3 billion in Bitcoin. However, GBTC outflows have offset some of the inflows notched by the remaining nine Bitcoin ETFs. As of Jan. 11, outflows from GBTC exceed $17 billion.

Related: SEC pushes decision on Franklin Templeton spot Ether ETF

Some of the Bitcoin ETF market participants are also in the process of applying for Ether (ETH) ETFs in the United States. However, the Securities and Exchange Commission recently delayed the approval decisions for several of them

“The Commission finds that it is appropriate to designate a longer period within which to issue an order approving or disapproving the proposed rule change so that it has sufficient time to consider the proposed rule change, as modified by Amendment No. 1,” the agency wrote in its notice on April 23.

The SEC’s decision on whether to allow the conversion of Grayscale’s ETH Trust to a spot ETH exchange-traded product on NYSE Arca has been extended by 60 days to June 23.

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