BlackRock’s BTC AUM Challenges Grayscale with 250K Milestone

BlackRock continues its streak of accumulating Bitcoin, reaching a new milestone in the value of its assets under management.

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  • Blackrock’s BTC ETF takes the lead as issuers’ assets under management soar.
  • The firm’s CEO has lauded the growth of Bitcoin ETFs since its launch.
  • Bitcoin ETFs currently hold a significant percentage of the entire BTC market supply.

Following the SEC’s regulatory nod on January 11, 2024, the launch of Bitcoin ETFs got off to a great start, taking the financial world by storm and outperforming traditional commodities with unprecedented milestones. Leading the charge is BlackRock, which has experienced remarkable growth along with the other nine issuers, marked by surging daily inflows and a growing BTC supply stash.

Further solidifying its position, the leading asset management firm has hit a new milestone.

BlackRock’s Bitcoin Stash Hits ATH

On Thursday, March 28, BlackRock’s IBIT’s assets under management (AUM) reached a new all-time high, exceeding 250,000 BTC, valued at approximately $17.6 billion.


This marks BlackRock’s position as the second largest Bitcoin issuer by AUM, surpassed by Grayscale, which currently holds a stash of 347,552 BTC. However, the growing momentum of BlackRock’s IBIT since its launch suggests a likely imminent overthrow of Grayscale, particularly considering the latter’s contrasting underperformance.

Commenting on IBIT’s monumental performance, BlackRock CEO Larry Fink echoed the prevailing market sentiment surrounding Bitcoin ETFs. In an interview with Fox Business on Wednesday, Fink asserted that the newly listed investment vehicle “is the fastest-growing ETF in the history of ETFs.” 

The CEO’s comments and surging AUM align with the growing daily inflows across the asset class, underscoring the tremendous success of Bitcoin ETFs.

Bitcoin ETFs Monster Performance

The explosive launch of Bitcoin ETFs has propelled the asset class to the forefront of investment options, introducing a major shift to exchange-traded funds and shattering long-standing records.


Building on the momentum, the “newborn nine” ETFs crossed a historic milestone on March 8, collectively holding nearly 4% of the supply of the largest crypto asset by market cap at over $54 billion.

Trailing behind BlackRock is Fidelity’s WiseOrigin Bitcoin ETF (FBTC), which boasts a total of $9.87 billion at press time. ARK 21Shares Bitcoin ETF (ARKB) follows closely with over $3 billion, fueled by its recent record daily inflow value of $200 million.

Issuers, including Bitwise’s BITB, VanEck’s HODL, WisdomTree’s BTCW, and others, lag behind the top performers, collectively holding over $4 billion.

On the Flipside

  • The surge in the institutional accumulation of Bitcoin could hamper retail investors’ ability to participate and access the market.
  • The success of Bitcoin ETFs has led to increased anticipation for Ethereum ETFs. However, the SEC’s reluctance to engage with proposers is diminishing optimism for approval.
  • Since its launch, Grayscale’s GBTC has recorded over $11 billion in outflows.

Why This Matters

The growing BlackRock Bitcoin stash reflects the broader impressive performance of BTC exchange-traded funds since their approval and launch, and the maintenance of this momentum could see the firm overthrowing Grayscale and becoming one of the largest BTC holders.

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Grace Abidemi

Grace Abidemi, a cryptocurrency reporter at DailyCoin, covers industry developments and trends. She previously worked as a freelance writer. With a Bachelor's degree in German Language and certifications in marketing and storytelling, Grace creates engaging content. When not working, she's in Nigeria, mastering cooking and canvas painting, and enjoys learning about different cultures and languages.