February 5, 2023

CoinShares: Institutional investors are ramping up their investment in ETH

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CoinShares: Institutional investors are ramping up their investment in ETH

Last week was the sixth consecutive week of positive inflows to crypto funds for institutional investors, and ETH funds are recording their seventh week of positive balances.

As CoinShares analysts noted, interestinstitutional investors to the ether is quite understandable - many expect the growth of the second cryptocurrency before the transition of the Ethereum network to the Proof-of-Stake algorithm. Over the week, $16.3 million was invested in products on ETH. But $8.5 million was withdrawn from Bitcoin funds, and an outflow was also recorded from funds for the fall of BTC, which lost $7.5 million from a total capitalization of $128 million.

Trusts for other cryptocurrencies or notrecorded changes, or reported a slight increase in capitalization. In general, the week from August 1 to 5 was not very successful for cryptocurrency funds - the total inflow of funds amounted to only $3 million. However, in six “positive” weeks, the capitalization of such products increased by $529 million.

CoinShares: Institutional investors are ramping up their investment in ETH

As for statistics on companies, the outflowonly Purpose recorded funds, from whose products $48.7 million was withdrawn. The rest reported a positive balance at the end of the week, while the capitalization of ProShares funds increased by $16.6 million. The situation is similar in countries – only Canada recorded an outflow of funds.

CoinShares analysts noted that for the second quarter32 new investment products were launched this year. This is the second indicator after the fourth quarter of 2021, when 33 cryptocurrency funds for institutional investors appeared. At the same time, the trading volume amounted to $1.1 bn, which is significantly lower than the average of $2.4 bn since the beginning of the year. However, analysts believe that this may be due to the seasonal factor.

Recall that last week the inflow of funds into cryptocurrency investment products amounted to $81 million.