Spot Bitcoin ETFs back in the black with $418M net inflows

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Fresh capital is flowing back into US spot Bitcoin (BTC) exchange-traded funds (ETFs) following a five-day span of consecutive net outflows.

Led by strong inflows into Blackrock’s and Fidelity’s funds, the ten recently approved spot Bitcoin ETFs saw a combined net inflow of $418 million on March 26, according to Farside Investors data.

Bitcoin ETF flows (USD). Source: Farside Investors

Fidelity’s fund generated its largest daily inflow since March 13, notching $279.1 million on March 26 — as the investment giant snapped up an additional 4,000 BTC. This marked the second consecutive day the fund has seen inflows exceeding $260 million.

Fidelity FBTC flows. Source: HODL15Capital

Additionally, BlackRock’s fund attracted inflows of $162.2 million. However, its daily inflows remain low compared to inflows earlier this month which averaged over $300 million per day.

Ark 21Shares Bitcoin ETF fund had its best day since March 12, notching $73.6 million in inflows while Invesco Galaxy, Franklin Templeton, and Valkyrie all saw more than $26 million worth of inflows across their respective funds.

Meanwhile, Grayscale’s Bitcoin Trust (GBTC) continued to bleed — notching a daily outflow of $212 million, however, it was not enough to outweigh the net inflows of its competitors.

Since converting from a trust to an ETF on Jan. 11, Grayscale has shed a whopping 277,393 BTC worth roughly $19.5 billion at current prices.

Related: Hashdex’s new spot Bitcoin ETF to begin US trading on Wednesday

In a March 26 post to X, Bloomberg senior ETF analyst Eric Balchunas noted the presence of Bitcoin ETFs in a chart of the largest 30 asset funds in their first 50 days of trading.

Four Bitcoin ETFs made the list of global funds with BlackRock’s IBIT and Fidelity’s FBTC “in a league of their own,” he exclaimed.

Balchunas noted that even the Bitwise Bitcoin ETF (BITB) — currently the 18th largest Bitcoin ETF by assets under management — was larger than the world’s largest SPDR Gold Shares (GLD) fund, he noted.

Source: Eric Balchunas

Crypto asset management firm Hashdex claimed its place as the eleventh spot Bitcoin ETF issuer in the United States on March 26 after announcing the conversion of its futures fund to a spot product which now trades under the ticker DEFI. 

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