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Bitcoin ETFs See Record $1B Inflows as BTC Price Remains at All-Time Highs

Ruholamin Haqshanas
Last updated: | 2 min read
Bitcoin ETF Inflows

Bitcoin (BTC) exchange-traded funds (ETFs) experienced a staggering $1.05 billion in net inflows on March 12, according to data from SoSoValue

The milestone sets a new record for the highest single-day net inflow since the inception of Bitcoin spot ETF trading, representing an impressive 56% increase compared to the net inflow of $673 million recorded on February 28.

The surge in net inflows into Bitcoin ETFs aligns with the ongoing surge in the price of Bitcoin, which has been scaling new heights recently. 

As of now, the world’s leading cryptocurrency is trading at $73,517.03, around all-time highs. 

According to data from CoinMarketCap, Bitcoin registered an ATH of $73,637 earlier today. 

Spot Bitcoin ETFs See Continued Inflows

As Bitcoin continues to exhibit strong performance, investors are increasingly seeking exposure to the digital asset through regulated investment vehicles like ETFs.

Bitcoin ETFs offer investors an opportunity to gain indirect exposure to Bitcoin without having to directly hold or manage the underlying asset. 

These investment products track the price of Bitcoin and allow investors to trade its shares on traditional stock exchanges. 

This accessibility and convenience have propelled the popularity of Bitcoin ETFs, attracting significant capital inflows.

The record-breaking net inflows into Bitcoin ETFs highlight the growing demand for regulated investment vehicles in the cryptocurrency market. 

In fact, Bitcoin ETFs have experienced the most successful launch in the history of ETFs.

These products accumulated over 30,000 BTC in the previous week alone, currently holding close to $30 billion.

ETF Inflows Could Trigger a ‘Sell-Side Liquidity Crisis’

If the trend of institutional inflows into Bitcoin continues, it could create a new phenomenon where the demand for Bitcoin surpasses the available supply, effectively creating a Bitcoin ETF liquidity crisis

That’s according to Ki Young Ju, CEO of on-chain analytics platform CryptoQuant, who predicted a watershed moment in BTC supply within the next six months.

Ki emphasized that as long as spot Bitcoin ETF inflows persist, the bears in the market will struggle to gain the upper hand. 

This scenario would create a scarcity of Bitcoin available for sale, he said. 

The Grayscale Bitcoin Trust (GBTC) is also bucking the trend, experiencing daily outflows of around $500 million. 

Despite these outflows, the value of GBTC’s BTC holdings has remained relatively stable due to Bitcoin’s price appreciation since the ETF launch in January.

When the tipping point of ETF demand is reached, Ki predicts that the impact on Bitcoin’s price may exceed market expectations. 

A sell-side liquidity crisis would limit the availability of sellers and result in a thinner order book, potentially leading to a higher cyclical top for the cryptocurrency.

Ki also highlighted the ongoing uptrend in BTC held by “accumulation addresses,” which are wallets that receive only inbound transactions. 

However, these holdings would need to double before the crisis sets in, as Bitcoin’s recent surge to new all-time highs has caused accumulation address holdings to cool off.