Wed, April 03, 2024 at 11:16

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    Kang-hoon

    • Hello Annie.

    • Today, I want to discuss the recent surge in trading volume of spot Bitcoin exchange-traded funds (ETFs).

    • In March, they hit a record $111 billion, nearly triple the $42 billion traded in February.

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  • Annie

    • Wow!

    • That's a huge increase in just a month.😮 What could be the reason for this sudden surge?

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    Kang-hoon

    • Well, these ETFs were approved earlier this year by the SEC and have rapidly gained traction among investors.

    • Their volumes last month exceeded even the most optimistic expectations.

  • Annie

    • That's impressive!👏 So, who are the major players in this market?

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    Kang-hoon

    • BlackRock's Bitcoin ETF (IBIT) led the pack, capturing 50% of the total volume.

    • Grayscale's GBTC took second place with 20%, while Fidelity's FBTC followed at 17%.

  • Annie

    • Oh, I see.

    • And how does this align with Bitcoin's overall performance?

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    Kang-hoon

    • The surge in trading activity aligns with Bitcoin's climb to new all-time highs in March.

    • However, it also suggests that spot ETFs are altering market dynamics and driving new demand.

  • Annie

    • Hmm...interesting.🤔 But weren't there critics who argued that bitcoin markets would shrug off these new products?

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    Kang-hoon

    • Yes, there were.

    • But the flows into funds like IBIT and FBTC have been overwhelmingly positive.

    • Demand is vastly outpacing bitcoin mined.

    • ETFs bought around 66,000 BTC in March, while miners only produced 28,500.

  • Annie

    • Wow!😲 That's a huge imbalance.

    • What could be the future implications of this?

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    Kang-hoon

    • This supply-demand imbalance seems poised to grow as more investors get exposure through ETFs and newly mined coins get cut in half in two weeks during the bitcoin halving event.

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  • Annie

    • So, would you say this news is good or bad?

    • And how might it affect the market?

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    Kang-hoon

    • In my view, this is good news.

    • With strong inflows, assets under management, and trading activity, these new regulated instruments have firmly established themselves within Bitcoin markets.

    • If March was any indication, their rise is only just beginning.

    • Upon comprehensive consideration, this news is perceived as a 😍Bullish.