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Grayscale Bitcoin Trust (GBTC) Faces Continued Outflow Spree

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Grayscale Bitcoin Trust (GBTC) Faces Continued Outflow Spree

  • Grayscale officials cited the trust’s heritage and administration as reasons to justify the fees.
  • Despite the ever-shifting crypto market, GBTC has been unable to halt the outflow of funds.

Investors have been quite pessimistic about the Grayscale Bitcoin Trust (GBTC) for an extremely long time now. Senior ETF Analyst Eric Balchunas of Bloomberg confirmed that this 72-day period is the longest in the history of global ETF funds. Since January, when the United States government approved the introduction of spot Bitcoin ETFs, the unanticipated outflows persisted.

Despite the ever-shifting cryptocurrency market, GBTC has been unable to halt the outflow of funds. It is possible that the trust’s poor performance compared to its competitors is a result of the excessive fees it charges. 

Hefty Fees 

When it first came out, Grayscale’s cost was 1.5 percent, which was more than the 0.2% average imposed by competing ETF issuers. As a first line of defense, Grayscale officials cited the trust’s heritage and administration as reasons to justify the hefty cost. However, investors may not perceive the premium as justified if there is a continued outflow. Industry experts are keeping a close eye on the fallout from that trend because they see Grayscale’s declining appeal as a red flag.

The recent performance of BlackRock IBIT is illustrative of the developments occurring across the whole Bitcoin ETF industry. This top Bitcoin ETF had a stop in new inflows for the first time, which may indicate that investors are losing interest in assets backed by Bitcoin due to the overall market volatility. The future of investing in such exchange-traded funds (ETFs), including GBTC, seems dubious as Bitcoin prices exhibit adverse patterns.

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