By: Isha Das
Spot Exchange-Traded Funds (ETFs) have gained massive traction in the crypto world, making it necessary to understand their operation and potential implications for the crypto market. Spot Bitcoin ETFs, backed directly by Bitcoin assets held in a trust, have witnessed considerable growth recently. There has been a significant influx of capital, with investors shifting from the traditional Grayscale Bitcoin Trust (GBTC) into lower-fee spot ETFs.
Why are investors making this shift? Primarily, it is due to lower costs associated with spot-based ETFs. The GBTC, for instance, has a staggering expense ratio of 1.5 percent, which makes it expensive compared to other Bitcoin Spot ETFs. Another reason is liquidity. The transferred funds from GBTC are, in many cases, used as liquidity for potential inflows into other Bitcoin ETFs.
Within the first three days of their launch, Bitcoin ETFs recorded a whopping trading volume of close to $10 billion, outpacing the combined trading volume of all ETFs launched in an entire year. This shift could influence Bitcoin's price and the overall crypto market. As Spot Bitcoin ETFs provide a regulated financial market exposure to Bitcoin, they continue to attract both institutional and individual investors to trade Bitcoin using traditional investment tools.
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