Institutional buyers loaded up on a report $51.4 million price of funding merchandise providing publicity to shorting the value of Bitcoin (BTC) final week.
According to knowledge from the most recent version of CoinShares’ weekly “Digital Asset Fund Flows” report, there was $64 million price of inflows for digital asset merchandise between June 27 and July 1, with quick BTC funds representing 80% of that determine.
U.S.-based buyers accounted for the lion’s share of inflows at $46.2 million, with short-BTC funding merchandise in stable demand after ProShares launched the first-ever U.S.-based quick Bitcoin exchange-traded fund (ETF) on June 22. The ETF trades underneath the ticker BITI and gives shorting publicity by way of futures contracts.
“This highlights investors are adding to long positions at current prices, with the inflows into short-Bitcoin possibly due to first-time accessibility in the US rather than renewed negative sentiment.”
CoinShares additionally famous that institutional buyers from Brazil, Canada, Germany, and Switzerland snapped up a mixed $20 million price of crypto funding merchandise. Sweden partially offset that determine with $1.8 million price of outflows.
Short BTC merchandise have now seen year-to-date inflows totaling $77.2 million, with that determine putting it behind solely multi-asset merchandise and Solana (SOL) merchandise, which have posted $213.5 million and $110.3 price of inflows up to now in 2022.
Looking on the inflows for different digital asset merchandise, these providing publicity to Ether (ETH) generated $4.9 million, marking the second consecutive week of inflows after a prolonged 11-week development of shedding. However, year-to-date ETH funds are nonetheless down with $450.9 million price of outflows.
The the rest of the inflows was unfold throughout multi-asset funds at $4.4 million, whereas SOL, Polkadot (DOT), Cardano (ADA), and BTC merchandise additionally posted minor inflows of $1 million, $700,000, $600,000, and $600,000 respectively.
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The surge briefly BTC fund inflows final week additionally follows from the prior week when there was $423 million price of outflows for digital asset merchandise, the best quantity ever on CoinShares’ information. Notably, quick BTC funds escaped the carnage that week, posting $15.3 million price of inflows, whereas BTC merchandise noticed important outflows of $453 million.