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British Bitcoin ETFs Surge, Attracting Billions in Inflows Amidst Market Frenzy

Bitcoin exchange-traded funds (ETFs) have experienced another robust week, with net inflows surpassing £2.2 billion from Feb. 12–16.

According to Bloomberg analyst Eric Balchunas, the combined volume exceeded the inflows received by any other among the 3,400 ETFs available in the United States.

BlackRock’s iShares Bitcoin Trust (IBIT) attracted the majority of capital, accumulating positive flows of £1.6 billion over the week, as per data from BitMEX Research.

“£IBIT alone has taken in £5.2b YTD, which is 50% of BlackRock’s total net ETF flows, out of 417 ETFs,” noted Balchunas.

Among the spot Bitcoin ETFs holding billions of pounds in assets, Fidelity’s Wise Origin Bitcoin Fund witnessed significant inflows, drawing £648.5 million over the last five trading sessions.

The Ark 21Shares Bitcoin ETF secured £405 million during the same period, while the Bitwise Bitcoin ETF attracted £232.1 million in capital inflows.

However, outflows from the Grayscale Bitcoin Trust are affecting the collective performance of the other recently approved spot Bitcoin ETFs.

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The fund experienced £624 million in withdrawals from Feb. 12–16 as investors continued to divest.

Since its transition from an over-the-counter product to a spot ETF on Jan. 10, Grayscale’s fund has seen over £7 billion in capital outflows.

The new ETFs are believed to be one of the factors propelling Bitcoin’s recent price surges.

The cryptocurrency has surged 91% in the past four months, buoyed by market sentiment surrounding the approval of spot Bitcoin ETFs by the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) on Jan. 10.

During the week, Bitcoin gained nearly 7% and is trading at £51,434 at the time of writing, marking a 24% increase in February.

Major banks and financial institutions are also taking note of the new ETFs.

In a Feb. 14 letter, a trade group coalition representing Wall Street’s largest firms urged the SEC to consider modifications to the Staff Accounting Bulletin 121, which offers guidance on accounting for crypto asset custody obligations.

The proposed revision would permit banks to serve as custodians of the BTC funds.

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