- Litecoin ($LTC), Solana ($SOL), and $XRP show significant inflows amid six weeks of crypto outflows.
- Ethereum-focused products experience YTD outflows, while Solana-focused products see substantial inflows.
- Major financial institutions like BlackRock and JPMorgan actively explore cryptocurrency investment options.
For the sixth consecutive week, cryptocurrency investment products have experienced outflows, with a total of $9 million exiting these vehicles in the past week. Notably, amidst this ongoing trend of outflows, investment products offering exposure to Litecoin ($LTC), Solana ($SOL), and $XRP have emerged as exceptions with substantial inflows.
According to the latest Digital Asset Fund Flows report from CoinShares, the past week witnessed relatively modest trading volumes of $820 million in these products, falling below the $1.3 billion weekly average. While Bitcoin-focused investment products suffered outflows of $5.9 million and Ethereum-focused products experienced $2.2 million in outflows, some alternative coin (altcoin) products drew attention.
Investment products diversified across multiple cryptocurrencies saw $400,000 in outflows, whereas those providing investors with access to $XRP saw inflows of $700,000. Solana-focused products attracted $300,000 in inflows, and Litecoin-focused products gained $500,000 in inflows.
Year-to-date, Ethereum-focused products have seen outflows exceeding $115 million, while Solana-focused products have garnered inflows of $26 million. XRP products have attracted $14 million in inflows over the same period, resulting in a combined assets under management (AUM) of $60 million.
These increasing outflows in the cryptocurrency space coincide with a period in which major financial institutions, collectively managing an astounding $27 trillion in assets, have begun venturing into the realm of Bitcoin and cryptocurrencies. This initiative was triggered by a race to introduce the first Bitcoin exchange-traded fund (ETF) in the United States.
As highlighted by CoinShares Chief Strategy Officer, Meltem Demirors, at least eight financial giants—including BlackRock, Fidelity, JP Morgan, Morgan Stanley, Goldman Sachs, BNY Mellon, Invesco, and Bank of America—are actively pursuing avenues to offer access to Bitcoin and more.
It is worth noting that the $27 trillion figure represents the total assets under management across the aforementioned institutions, and only a small fraction of this immense sum is expected to be allocated to cryptocurrency investments.
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