Spot Bitcoin ETF Trading Volume Triples to $111 Billion in March

Spot Bitcoin ETF Trading Volume Triples to $111 Billion in March

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Spot Bitcoin exchange-traded funds (ETFs) witnessed a significant surge in trading volume in March, reaching a staggering $111 billion. This notable increase, nearly tripling the trading volume from February, underscores the sustained interest of investors in BTC.

According to data provided by Bloomberg ETF analyst Eric Balchunas, spot Bitcoin ETF trading volume soared to $111 billion in March, compared to the $42.2 billion recorded in February. The remarkable performance in March reinforces the growing appeal of spot Bitcoin ETFs among investors.

BlackRock’s Bitcoin ETF, IBIT, continues to dominate the market share in trading volume, followed closely by Grayscale’s GBTC and Fidelity’s FBTC. Balchunas highlighted IBIT’s growing dominance, surpassing GBTC in market share, and likened it to the “GLD of Bitcoin.”

On April 1, cumulative spot Bitcoin ETFs experienced net outflows totaling $86 million, with Grayscale’s GBTC witnessing significant outflows of $302.6 million. Conversely, BlackRock’s IBIT ETF saw inflows of $165.9 million, while Fidelity’s FBTC recorded inflows of $44 million.

BlackRock and Fidelity’s spot Bitcoin ETFs amassed approximately $18 billion and $10 billion, respectively, in assets under management last month and have proven to be the most successful in terms of inflows.

However, Grayscale’s GBTC has faced substantial outflows, surpassing $15 billion in total outflows after experiencing over $300 million in outflows on April 1. GBTC’s assets under management have plummeted by 46% to $22 million, according to data from Coinglass.

Spot Bitcoin ETFs have significantly impacted the BTC markets, contributing to a surge to new all-time highs in March. Market participants anticipate a new market cycle fueled by the success of ETFs and the upcoming Bitcoin supply halving, which is less than 20 days away.

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