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Institutions dump BTC as volume soars for Ether funds

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CoinShares’ weekly Digital Asset Fund Flows report has revealed final week noticed the most important Bitcoin within the report’s historical past as Elon Musk’s Twitter account once more wreaked havoc within the crypto markets.

The Might 17 report notes $98 million exited Bitcoin funding merchandise final week, equating to 0.2% of whole property beneath administration, or AUM. “While small, this marks the largest outflow we have recorded,” CoinShares famous.

Amid the tumultuous market circumstances for Bitcoin, institutional traders seem to have ramped up their accumulation of Ether and different various cryptocurrencies, with the report figuring out inflows to crypto asset funding merchandise of $48 million when excluding Bitcoin.

Ethereum represented greater than half of flows to altcoin funding merchandise with $27 million. Cardano and Polkadot additionally noticed elevated inflows of $6 million and $3.3 million respectively.

CoinShares additionally notes that Might is shaping as much as be the primary month wherein funding volume for institutional Ether merchandise has outpaced that of Bitcoin merchandise. The report said:

“The data impl[ies] that investors have been diversifying out of Bitcoin and into altcoin investment products.”

Digital asset funding merchandise noticed a internet outflow of $50 million, marking the primary week to submit a internet outflow since October 2020.

The institutional pivot in direction of Ether and altcoins displays latest developments within the broader crypto asset ecosystem, with Bitcoin market dominance sinking to a three-year low of roughly 40% as of Might 17.

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