Grayscale GBTC Outflows Rising Again But Bitcoin ETF Inflows Top Feb Chart

After registering two days of outflows under $100 million, the figure crossed the threshold once again on Thursday, February 8. Yesterday, the total outflows from GBTC stood at $102 million with money moving back into Bitcoin ETFs from two top players – BlackRock and Fidelity.

GBTC Continues To Bleed

While the outflows from GBTC were on the rise again, so were the inflows into spot Bitcoin ETFs. The total inflows into spot Bitcoin ETFs on Thursday stood at a staggering $403 million, the highest ever so far in February.

As per data from Farside Investors, BlackRock (IBIT) led the show clocking over $204 million in total infows. Fidelity (FBTC) came second with nearly $128 million in total inflows. This shows that the two players largely dominate the total inflows into spot Bitcoin ETFs ever since launch.

Solid volumes all around today but $IBIT topped the group.

— James Seyffart (@JSeyff) February 8, 2024

Although there were outflows from GBTC, the overall outlook remained optimistic, as total net inflows surged to a strong $2.1 billion, underscoring investor confidence in Bitcoin ETF products.

Bitcoin ETF Inflows Boost BTC Price

Bitcoin surged beyond the $46,000 mark, reaching a one-month high, buoyed by indications of consistent inflows into Bitcoin ETFs. Additionally, there’s an increasing focus on the upcoming “halving” event scheduled for April.

Caroline Mauron, co-founder of digital-asset derivatives liquidity provider Orbit Markets, suggests that Bitcoin is poised to continue its upward trajectory following the slowdown in Grayscale outflows. Mauron anticipates that the “halving narrative” will gain momentum, potentially propelling Bitcoin beyond the $50,000 mark in the coming weeks.

Recent data indicates that the BTC futures premium reached its highest point in three weeks on Feb. 8, surpassing the 10% threshold for bullish markets. Furthermore, this metric suggests a lack of excessive optimism, providing support for Bitcoin to maintain its $45,000 support level.

Bitcoin 30-days options data. Courtesy: Laevitas

Following Bitcoin’s price breakout above $45,000 on Feb. 8, the BTC options 25% skew entered the bullish territory for the first time in two months, reaching the -7% range. This level, similar to the BTC futures metric, suggests moderate optimism, which is particularly noteworthy given concerns about deteriorating macroeconomic conditions potentially impacting Bitcoin’s price negatively.


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