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Institutional Bitcoin products tag record AUM despite volume pulling back

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Institutional merchants have locked a record sum of capital into Bitcoin funding products despite commerce volume declining through the second half of 2021.

In response to CoinShares’ Nov. 15 “Digital Asset Fund Flows Weeklyreport, Bitcoin (BTC) funding products noticed complete inflows of $97.5 million between Nov. 8 and Nov. 12 — pushing the sector’s belongings beneath administration (AUM) as much as a record $56 billion. 12 months-to-date (YTD) inflows additionally tagged $6.5 billion final week.

Bitcoin devices represented 64.6% of the $150.9 million that flowed into digital asset funding products final week. Whereas the record AUM coincided with BTC establishing a new all-time high of roughly $69,000 on Nov. 10, the markets have since pulled back by 10% to final commerce fingers for $62,100.

Despite CoinShares noting that digital asset funding products have seen inflows for 13 consecutive weeks, the sector has posted “subdued volumes” through the latter half of 2021.

In response to the report, each day volumes have averaged at $750 million through the second half of the yr — a 22% retracement in comparison with $960 million throughout H1 2021.

Whereas Ethereum noticed the strongest weekly inflows amongst altcoin-tracking products with $17.3 million, the determine marked a 44% decline week-over-week for the asset class. Despite volume drying up, CoinShares stories a record AUM of $21 billion for Ethereum products whereas the worth of ETH posted record highs close to $4,900 on Nov. 10

Cardano (ADA) ranked as an in depth second, taking in $16.4 million to put up a 227% improve in weekly inflows. CoinShares stated that it was unable to “establish a discernible catalyst” driving the surging funding into Cardano funds.

Institutional merchants have locked a record sum of capital into Bitcoin funding products despite commerce volume declining through the second half of 2021.

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The worth of ADA additionally skilled a major bounce this week, transferring from round $2.00 on Nov. 8 to round $2.36 on Nov 10. Nonetheless, Cardano’s value tumbled back right down to $2.11 on Friday. ADA continues to be down 46% from it is September all-time excessive of $3.09.

Solana (SOL), Polkadot (DOT) and Ripple (XRP) funding products additionally noticed inflows of $9.8 million, $5.2 million and $3.1 million respectively for the week.