Ethereum-based investment products see negative outflows for 4th consecutive week

By Cointelegraph
about 2 months ago
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Ethereum-based crypto investment products saw negative outflows for the fourth consecutive week, despite positive inflows into other crypto-based investment products.

Ethereum saw $22.5 million worth of outflows last week, in contrast with most of the other top altcoins, according to an April 8 report by CoinShares.

“Digital asset investment products saw continued positive sentiment with inflows totalling US$646m last week. inflows year-to-date at US$13.8bn are at their highest ever level, now far surpassing the US$10.6bn seen in 2021.”
Weekly Crypto Flows by Asset. Source: CoinShares

Ethereum’s fourth consecutive week of outflows came despite other top altcoins recording positive inflows. Litecoin registered $4.4 million worth of weekly inflows, followed by Solana with $4 million, and Filecoin with $1.4 million, according to the report.

Ether (ETH) price rose 6.8% in the 24 hours leading up to 11:45 am UTC to change hands at $3,625. The world’s second-largest cryptocurrency is up 2.3% on the weekly but fell 8.2% over the past month, according to CoinMarketCap data.

ETH/USDT, 1-month chart. Source: CoinMarketCap

Solana is often touted as one of the most promising “Ethereum killers” due to its scalability and high transaction throughput. Its native token has also been outperforming Ether. Solana’s (SOL) token rose 24% during the past month, while Ether fell over 6.2%, according to TradingView data.

ETH/SOL, 1-month chart. Source: TradingView

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Is investor ETF appetite on the decline?

Despite $646 million worth of weekly inflows into digital asset investment products, investor appetite for exchange-traded funds (ETFs) may be on the decline, according to CoinShares.

“Despite this, there are signs that appetite from ETF investors is moderating, not achieving the weekly flow levels seen in early March, while volumes last week declined to US$17.4bn for the week compared to US$43bn in the first week of March.”

Since spot Bitcoin ETFs were approved in January, they have massed a total of over 834,000 Bitcoin worth $60.4 billion in total on-chain holdings. ETFs have accumulated 4.24% of the current BTC supply, according to Dune data.

Short Bitcoin investment products saw outflows for the third consecutive week, totaling $9.5 million, suggesting “minor capitulation among bearish investors,” according to CoinShares.

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