12 Jan 2024

What are the key takeaways from DAY 1 of bitcoin spot etf?

- The first US ETFs that directly hold Bitcoin are off to a strong start, with billions of dollars changing hands in a historical first day of trading for the long-sought investment vehicles. - The Blackrock iShares Bitcoin Trust ($IBIT) has passed $1B in volume today - The whole group hit $4.3B in volume or $2.2B ex-GBTC - 4 issuers are ABOVE $100B volume - The Bitcoin futures ETF $BITO smashed it's all time volume record in this historic day with $2b traded.. perhaps some is redemptions but it is probable that $BITO's liquidity will serve purpose in market maker for a while - $BITO and $GBTC are both in the Top 10 among overall ETFs in trading volume today.. $IBIT and $FBTC also making in Top 25, just to give some context on how this volume fits in w bigger picture. Just overall superb showing. Remember the futures ETFs barely did $2m - As a side note, $7.7 trillion asset manager Vanguard says they will NOT offer spot Bitcoin ETF.


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