Bitcoin ETFs account for about 75% of new investments — CryptoQuant

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Three-quarters of new investment is estimated to come from ETFs as Bitcoin breached the $50,000 mark.

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Update 2 pm UTC: Added quotes from James Wo.

An estimated 75% of new Bitcoin investments come from the 10 spot Bitcoin exchange-traded funds (ETFs) that were approved in the United States on Jan. 11.

In the past two weeks, over three-quarters of new Bitcoin (BTC) investments originated from spot Bitcoin ETFs, excluding Grayscale’s Bitcoin Trust (GBTC) ETF, according to a Feb. 14 report by on-chain data analytics firm CryptoQuant.

“We estimate over 75% of new investment into Bitcoin are coming from these ETFs. Moreover, investment from these ETFs has increased to 2% of the total historical investment in Bitcoin in just one month as measured by the realized market capitalization,” the report said.

Bitcoin rose 1.8% in the 24 hours leading up to 10:45 am UTC on Feb. 15 to trade at $52,354. Bitcoin reached a two-year high of $51,000 on Feb. 14, propelling its market capitalization above $1 trillion for the first time since November 2021. The total crypto market capitalization is $1.96 trillion, up 2.01% on the day at the time of writing

BTC/USD, 7-day chart. Source: CoinMarketCap

According to an X post on Feb. 14 by CryptoQuant head of research Julio Moreno, ETF demand was the main driver behind Bitcoin’s price surge:

“Bitcoin has crossed the $50,000 mark mostly on the back of fresh demand from ETFs.”

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The spot Bitcoin ETFs amassed a total of 4,115 Bitcoin, worth approximately $215 million, according to data from Farside Investors. BlackRock’s iShares Bitcoin Trust ETF was responsible for the lion’s share of the inflows, with a total of 4,843 Bitcoin, worth $253 million at the time of writing.

Spot Bitcoin ETF flows. Source: farside.co.uk

The CryptoQuant research report expects Bitcoin to breach $56,000 as the next significant price level:

“The next target for Bitcoin stands at $56,000 from a network valuation perspective. Valuation indicators are not flashing risks of a meaningful price correction.”

James Wo, the founder and chief executive officer of crypto investment firm DFG, agreed that ETF inflows are the main reason for Bitcoin reaching $52,000. He told Cointelegraph: “The entirety of spot Bitcoin ETF products now holds a cumulative value of more than $10 billion, with BlackRock buying 12x more BTC daily than is being mined, which means the crypto ecosystem entered a new era of institutional adoption through the spot Bitcoin ETFs.”

However, Bitcoin price faces significant resistance around $52,000 due to a “brick wall of asks on Bitfinex,” up to the $52,300 mark, according to an X post on Feb. 14 by on-chain analyst Cole Garner.

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