Institutional inflows into Bitcoin (BTC) merchandise picked up sharply in October, underscoring renewed bullish sentiment surrounding the flagship cryptocurrency. 

Crypto funding merchandise noticed inflows totaling $288 million for the week ending Oct. 31, with Bitcoin accounting for $269 million, based on CoinShares’ weekly flows report.


Institutional demand for BTC has been choosing up steadily over the previous few months amid expectations that america Securities and Change Fee, or SEC, would approve its first Bitcoin exchange-traded fund. These expectations got here to fruition final month with two Bitcoin-linked products hitting the market.

The ProShares Bitcoin Technique exchange-traded fund (ETF), which launched formally on Oct. 19, generated $1 billion in assets under management in its first two days, becoming the quickest fund to ever attain that milestone. Nonetheless, not like the earlier record-breaking week, inflows into U.S.-based Bitcoin ETFs totaled solely $53 million for the newest interval, based on CoinShares.

For the month of October, Bitcoin funds as an entire generated $2 billion in inflows, bringing the year-to-date complete to just about $6.4 billion. By comparability, Ether (ETH) funds have obtained $1.05 billion because the 12 months started. When accounting for all crypto belongings, 2021 inflows reached $8.7 billion final week, which is 30% increased than all of final 12 months.

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The Bitcoin worth reached an all-time excessive above $67,000 final month earlier than correcting decrease. On the time of writing, the main cryptocurrency was valued at $61,000, based on Cointelegraph Markets Pro.