BTC ETF Sentiment Shifts as Grayscale’s Outflow Bleeding Slows

Bitcoin ETFs have recently seen a major shift in sentiment after reversing a two-day outflow trend.

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  • Bitcoin ETFs have seen a surge in net inflows after a period of experiencing outflows.
  • Not all Bitcoin trusts have followed the same trend, as some continue to see outflows.
  • Major players have been accumulating significant Bitcoin ETF holdings.

The cryptocurrency market witnessed a shift in investor sentiment on April 2, 2024, with Bitcoin exchange-traded funds (ETFs) experiencing a significant uptick in net inflows. This comes after two days of consistent outflows, suggesting a potential turnaround in market confidence.

Bitcoin ETFs See Net Inflows Rebound

Data from on-chain analysis platforms reveal a notable surge in net inflows for BTC ETFs, reaching a positive $39 million. This marks a sharp reversal from the previous day’s negative trend, where net inflows plummeted to -$88 million, indicating a decline in investor optimism.

Further analysis reveals intriguing details within specific Bitcoin trusts. The Grayscale Bitcoin Trust (GBTC), a major player in the market, recorded its lowest single-day outflow in the past two weeks, $81.9 million. This suggests a potential stabilization in market dynamics following recent fluctuations.


However, not all Bitcoin trusts followed the same trajectory. The ARK 21Shares Bitcoin ETF (ARKB) experienced consecutive days of net outflows for the first time since its launch. This divergence in investor behavior highlights the evolving nature of the cryptocurrency market and the varied approaches investors take in these uncertain conditions.

Mixed Signals, But Big Money Flows In

Despite these mixed signals, some major players in the ETF space saw significant inflows. The BlackRock ETF IBIT and the Fidelity ETF FTBC raked in a combined $194.77 million, according to data from SoSoValue. This adds to their already sizeable cumulative net inflow, which currently stands at a staggering $12.08 billion.

This recent development follows comments made by BlackRock CEO Larry Fink last week. Fink expressed surprise at the unexpected surge in Bitcoin spot ETFs, including those managed by his own firm. BlackRock, a financial behemoth with over $10 trillion in assets under management, appears to be cautiously optimistic about the future of Bitcoin despite the recent volatility.

On the Flipside

  • While lower than previous days, Grayscale’s trust is still experiencing outflows, indicating continued selling pressure.
  • The significant inflows are directed towards just two ETFs (IBIT & FTBC), raising questions about the diversification of investor bets.

Why This Matters

The recent rise in Bitcoin ETF inflows signals a renewed interest from investors, but it remains to be seen if this is a temporary blip or a sign of a more sustained shift in sentiment. As the cryptocurrency market continues to evolve, investors will closely monitor these trends to inform their investment decisions.


Cathie Wood’s ARK 21Shares Bitcoin ETF is outperforming Grayscale’s GBTC fund. To learn more about how ARKB is eclipsing GBTC in outflows, read here:
ARK 21Shares Bitcoin ETF Sees $87.5M Outflows, Eclipsing GBTC

To learn more about Bitcoin ETF inflows and how it coincides with Bitcoin reaching $70,000 again, read here:
Bitcoin ETFs Pause Five-Day Outflow Trend as BTC Reclaims $70K

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.