In an exciting development for the cryptocurrency market, Bitwise CEO Hunter Horsley has revealed that the Bitwise Bitcoin ETF Trust (BITB) has secured a spot in the top 5% of exchange-traded funds (ETFs) launched in 2023, reflecting its growing success and investor interest. This announcement comes on the heels of BITB’s recent influx of $68 million in assets and subsequent Bitcoin purchases.
BITB’s Impressive Growth and Investment Influx
On January 18, Hunter Horsley shared the news that BITB had experienced an additional $68 million in investments, contributing to a total asset inflow of $370 million in the last four days. This surge in interest highlights the growing popularity of Bitwise’s Bitcoin ETF Trust among investors.
Nate Geraci, President of ETF Store, noted on Twitter that with an Assets Under Management (AUM) of $355 million, BITB secured its position as the 25th largest AUM among the 540 ETFs launched in 2023. Despite a slight dip in AUM to approximately $290 million at the time of writing, Bitwise’s ETF continues to draw attention and investment.
Spot Bitcoin ETFs Outshine Peers
Bitwise’s BITB is not only making waves in terms of AUM but has also outperformed 500 other ETFs launched in 2023. On January 16, while other ETFs recorded a combined volume of $450 million, spot Bitcoin ETFs, including BITB, amassed an impressive total volume of $1.8 billion, marking a significant milestone for the cryptocurrency-based ETFs.
According to Bloomberg ETF analyst Eric Balchunas, the newly-launched spot Bitcoin ETFs have demonstrated substantial traction, with their trading volume reaching $10 billion over the last three days. This robust performance underscores the growing acceptance and demand for Bitcoin-based investment products.
BITB’s Position Among Spot Bitcoin ETFs
In the competitive landscape of spot Bitcoin ETFs, BITB has secured the fourth position by AUM. Leading the pack is BlackRock’s iShares Bitcoin Trust (IBIT), boasting an AUM of nearly $500 million. Fidelity’s FBTC and Wisdomtree’s BTCW follow closely in second and third place, with AUMs of $427 million and $321 million, respectively.
Bitwise’s BITB has emerged as a standout performer in the realm of cryptocurrency ETFs, garnering substantial investments and recognition within a short period. As the cryptocurrency market continues to evolve, BITB’s trajectory and position among its peers will be closely watched. The robust growth and positive market response indicate a promising outlook for Bitwise’s Bitcoin ETF Trust, reflecting broader trends in the adoption of cryptocurrency-based financial instruments. Investors and enthusiasts alike will be keenly observing the developments in this dynamic space. Stay tuned for further updates on Bitwise’s BITB and its journey in the evolving landscape of cryptocurrency investments.