Bitcoin ETFs Surge, Toppling Silver and Looking Toward Gold

Bitcoin ETFs surge in popularity, surpassing silver and challenging traditional commodity investments in terms of assets under management.

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  • Bitcoin ETFs have rapidly gained popularity, surpassing established silver ETFs in AuM.
  • BlackRock’s and Fidelity’s Bitcoin ETFs have been at the forefront of this growth.
  • While Bitcoin ETFs have been rising, gold still holds the top spot in the commodity ETF market.

The world of exchange-traded funds (ETFs) is seeing a major shift, with Bitcoin ETFs rapidly climbing the ranks and challenging established players in the commodity market. Recent data from HODL15Capital reveals a significant milestone for cryptocurrencies, as Bitcoin spot ETFs have surpassed Silver ETFs in terms of assets under management (AuM).

Bitcoin ETFs on the Rise

This development marks a turning point in the ongoing mainstream adoption of crypto assets. BlackRock’s iShares BTC ETF, launched just this year, has already amassed an impressive $10.03 billion in AuM, representing a substantial 35.2% gain year-to-date. 

This surge has pushed the iShares Silver Trust (SLV) – previously the largest silver trust – down to second place, with its AuM currently sitting at $9.63 billion and reflecting a noticeable decline of 4.8% year-to-date.


The rise of Bitcoin ETFs isn’t limited to just BlackRock. Fidelity’s WiseOrigin Bitcoin ETF is also making waves, boasting an AuM of $6.55 billion and mirroring BlackRock’s impressive 35.2% YTD gain. 

These two Bitcoin ETFs have surpassed well-established commodity investment vehicles like SPDR Gold MiniShares Trust and Invesco Diversified Commodity Strategy, further solidifying their dominant position.

Bitcoin ETFs Outpace Traditional Commodities

Looking further down the leaderboard, ARK 21Shares Bitcoin ETF and Bitwise Bitcoin ETF continue to gain traction, ranking above both the Invesco DB Commodity Index Tracking Fund and the United States Oil Fund. 


Notably, the United States Oil Fund is the only non-crypto commodity to see positive YTD growth, while the U.S. Natural Gas Fund experienced the steepest decline at 18.4%. This rapid ascent of Bitcoin ETFs highlights the growing investor interest in crypto assets and their potential to disrupt traditional investment landscapes. 

While gold remains the undisputed leader in the commodity ETF market, the remarkable growth of Bitcoin ETFs signals a potential shift in investor behavior and the future of commodity investments.

On the Flipside

  • Bitcoin ETFs are a relatively new investment vehicle, and their long-term performance compared to traditional commodities remains to be seen.
  • The regulatory landscape surrounding cryptocurrency is still evolving, and potential changes in regulations could impact the future of Bitcoin ETFs.

Why This Matters

The rapid rise of Bitcoin ETFs, surpassing established silver and other commodity funds, signifies a significant shift in investor preferences and paves the way for broader crypto adoption and potential disruption within the traditional investment landscape.

To learn more about Vitalik Buterin’s concerns about memecoins and his thoughts on the future of the crypto space, read here:
Ethereum’s Vitalik Labels Memecoins as “Way Over-Invested”

To learn more about BlackRock’s Bitcoin ETF attracting $10 billion in assets under management, read here:
BlackRock’s IBIT Bitcoin ETF Attracts $10 Billion in AUM

This article is for information purposes only and should not be considered trading or investment advice. Nothing herein shall be construed as financial, legal, or tax advice. Trading forex, cryptocurrencies, and CFDs pose a considerable risk of loss.

Kyle Calvert

Kyle Calvert is a cryptocurrency news reporter for DailyCoin, specializing in Ripple, stablecoins, as well as price and market analysis news. Before his current role, Kyle worked as a student researcher in the cryptocurrency industry, gaining an understanding of how digital currencies work, their potential uses, and their impact on the economy and society. He completed his Masters and Honors degrees in Blockchain Technology within Esports and Business and Event management within Esports at Staffordshire University.