US Spot Bitcoin ETFs Regroup, Buy German Dump To Haul In Nearly $295M

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  • The ETFs snapped up over 5,000 Bitcoins Monday when prices fell below $55,000
  • BlackRock’s IBIT led the pack, but even the retail-unpopular GBTC contributed to Monday’s haul
  • Some investors suggested ETFs may be trying to “offset” the German government’s massive sell-off

U.S. spot Bitcoin exchange-traded funds (ETFs) have started regaining momentum after several weeks of mostly negative inflows as the funds snapped up nearly $295 million on Monday.

Buying the dip for an all-positive day

Data from London-based investment management company Farside Investors showed that a total of $294.8 million (over 5,000 $BTC) was accumulated by American spot BTC ETFs on Monday, marking the largest inflow in nearly two weeks.

BlackRock’s IBIT was still the top contributor in Monday’s positive net flows log.
Farside Investors

Interestingly, the world’s top cryptocurrency by market cap was trading below $55,000 for several hours on Monday, as per data from CoinGecko. The coin has since reclaimed $57,000.

$BTC was at $54,600 for several hours on Monday, July 8, 2024.

Even Grayscale helped crunch the numbers

It comes as no surprise that BlackRock’s IBIT led Monday’s buying spree, hauling in $187.2 million, followed by Fidelity’s FBTC, with $61.5 million in. Three other spot $BTC ETFs saw positive inflows as well, but it was a surprise for some that Grayscale’s GBTC clocked $25.1 million.

GBTC has one of the highest management fees among U.S. Bitcoin ETFs, gaining notoriety as an unpopular choice among retail investors. Farside data also shows that GBTC has led the way in most of the outflows in the past two weeks, but it’s Monday performance may be signaling a more positive trend for the funds.

Bull prepping to run ahead of bears?

Vivek Sen, the founder of Bitcoin public relations firm Bitgrow Lab, said Grayscale’s Monday inflow could be a sign that the “tides are turning.” He posted a video chart that showed a bull preparing to make a dash.

Prominent $BTC investor @invest_answers has a different take on the latest activity among spot Bitcoin ETFs. He said the massive buys could be an attempt “to offset this selling,” referring to the spectacular dump by the German government in recent days that has significantly affected sentiment in the community.

Soaking in Germany’s dump

The German government started unloading its Bitcoin stash late last month. Its huge treasury was seized from a movie piracy website that accepted payments in crypto. Before it started the dump, it had approximately $3 billion in $BTC. As of early morning Tuesday, the government wallets tracked by blockchain analytics firm Arkham Intelligence still holds over $1.4 billion in Bitcoins.

The wallet linked to the German government still holds over $1.4 billion worth of Bitcoin.
Arkham Intelligence

Many Bitcoiners are pleased to know that it seems Bitcoin ETFs are snapping up the crypto Germany is selling across several exchanges.

What the latest ETF activity means for crypto

Richard Teng, the CEO of crypto exchange giant Binance, said early Tuesday that U.S. spot Bitcoin ETFs saw $14.7 billion in net inflows in a period of six months, which suggests that interest in digital assets, specifically Bitcoin, remains high.

For the crypto executive, the attitude coin holders should maintain is “focus” so they can “keep building.” He said even as token prices are volatile, the “long-term fundamentals” of the crypto industry is still strong.