- BlackRock’s Bitcoin ETF has surpassed $1 billion in assets under management, becoming the first of the newly launched Bitcoin ETFs to hit this milestone.
- Fidelity’s Bitcoin ETF is close behind with $880 million in assets, while the other new ETFs have seen more modest inflows so far.
- The rapid asset growth demonstrates strong institutional demand for regulated Bitcoin investment products like ETFs.
Bitcoin exchange-traded funds (ETFs) have exploded in popularity since launching last week. Now, the BlackRock IBIT ETF has crossed $1 billion in assets under management, making it the first of the new batch of funds to hit this milestone.
The Race to $1 Billion
On Wednesday alone, the BlackRock ETF saw inflows of $371 million, pushing it past the $1 billion mark according to Bloomberg data. This is a huge achievement in such a short period.
Fidelity’s Bitcoin ETF is not far behind. The FBTC fund has attracted $880 million total, including a single-day record $358 million on Wednesday. Between them, BlackRock and Fidelity have received 68% of all inflows to the new Bitcoin ETFs.
Other Funds Lagging
While the BlackRock and Fidelity products have dominated flows, the other seven Bitcoin ETFs have seen more modest interest. In total, all nine of these new funds have amassed close to $2 billion in assets.
But the Grayscale Bitcoin Trust remains the largest Bitcoin fund, despite recent outflows. Grayscale’s fund holds over $12 billion in assets.
The rapid rise of these ETFs signals growing institutional interest in Bitcoin exposure. Passing $1 billion so quickly is an impressive feat that demonstrates investors’ appetite for crypto assets through regulated fund structures. As the market expands, more milestones will surely be reached.