Solana Outpaces as Institutions Invest Millions in Crypto Markets Amid Rising Bitcoin ETF Enthusiasm: Insights from CoinShares
According to CoinShares, a digital assets management firm, Solana (SOL), a prominent Ethereum (ETH) competitor, has gained significant favor among institutional investors amid the escalating enthusiasm for Bitcoin (BTC) exchange-traded funds (ETFs) within the cryptocurrency market.
CoinShares' latest Digital Asset Fund Flows report highlights that institutional investors have directed more funds into Solana than any other non-Bitcoin (BTC) digital asset in both the past week and year.
The report states: "Solana witnessed an additional $15.5 million in inflows over the past week, bringing the year-to-date inflows to $74 million, which accounts for 47% of the total assets under management (AuM). This makes it the most favored altcoin of the year."
In broader terms, the digital asset markets have experienced four consecutive weeks of institutional inflows. CoinShares speculates that part of this momentum may be linked to the growing anticipation of the approval of a spot Bitcoin ETF in the United States.
The report continues: "Digital asset investment products have seen inflows for the fourth consecutive week, totaling $66 million. The total assets under management (AuM) now stand at $33 billion. The recent inflows, while partly driven by excitement over a potential launch of a spot Bitcoin ETF in the U.S., are relatively lower compared to the announcements in June, indicating a more cautious approach from investors this time."
Please note that these developments indicate a potential shift in investor sentiment amid the evolving regulatory landscape.
Last week, Bitcoin (BTC) institutional investment products attracted more than $55 million in inflows, while short BTC products received $1.6 million in investments.
Among altcoins, Binance Coin (BNB) and Cardano (ADA) witnessed relatively minor inflows, with $0.2 million and $0.1 million, respectively. In contrast, Ethereum (ETH) products experienced outflows amounting to $7.4 million.
The report suggests that ongoing concerns related to Ethereum have contributed to these outflows, with Ethereum being the sole altcoin to observe net outflows during the previous week.
Oct 24, 2023