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BlackRock Holds More than $21B in Spot Bitcoin ETFs

By Vukan Ljubojevic | TH3FUS3 Senior Writer

June 10, 2024 06:42 AM

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TL;DR BlackRock's Spot Bitcoin ETF now holds over $21 billion in BTC. The $9 trillion asset management firm has officially surpassed 300,000 Bitcoin in assets under management. The crypto-based exchange-traded product has only been trading for five months.

In what is undoubtedly a testament to the investment products' success, BlackRock's Spot Bitcoin ETF now holds more than $21 billion in BTC. The $9 trillion asset management firm has officially surpassed 300,000 Bitcoin in assets under management.

BlackRock's achievement is all the more impressive when we consider the timeline. In just five months since its official launch on January 11th, the firm's IBIT Bitcoin ETF has emerged as the market's most successful, a clear sign of its dominance in the market.

Crypto-based ETFs have dominated the conversation within the finance sector as we approach the year's midpoint.

Bitcoin's offering was approved in January, and Ethereum's followed that with an approval last month. Although the latter has yet to go live, BTC has proven immensely valuable.

One of the most anticipated entries into the space was BlackRock, whose Spot Bitcoin ETF now has more than $21 billion in BTC. Indeed, the prominent asset manager's investment offering has exceeded 300,000 Bitcoin in assets under management.

According to the platform's funds page, the offering has already acquired 302,534 BTC since its debut just five months ago. Additionally, the product saw nearly 5,000 BTC in its net inflows yesterday. The development follows BlackRock's ascension to become the largest spot Bitcoin ETF in terms of assets under management.

BlackRock's IBIT has not just surpassed Grayscale's Bitcoin ETF but also established its dominance in the market. Grayscale's conversion of its Bitcoin trust, which had been on the OTC market since 2015, is a notable flip. This is the only Bitcoin ETF that matches BlackRock's reach and relevance.

Moreover, considering its undeniable success, it will be interesting to see how BlackRock's Ethereum ETF performs.

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