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Breaking: BTC Price Hits $59K as BlackRock Bitcoin ETF Saw Massive $520M Inflow

Breaking: BTC Price Near $59K as BlackRock Bitcoin ETF Saw Massive $520M Inflow

The week is turning out to be great for spot Bitcoin ETFs as they started the week with a $520 million inflow on Monday and recorded another strong inflow of $577 million on Tuesday. The massive inflow came on the back of BlackRock iShares Bitcoin ETF witnessing an inflow of $520 million alone, pointing out high odds of BTC price rally to $60,000.

BlackRock Leads Spot Bitcoin ETF Inflow

Spot Bitcoin exchange-traded funds (ETF) witnessed $577 million net inflow (or 10,167.5 BTC net inflow) on February 27, according to data by BitMEX Research. This was the third-largest inflow until launch, as all nine spot Bitcoin ETFs recorded massive trading volumes. However, Grayscale’s GBTC outflow increased again on Tuesday after dropping to $22.4 million a day before.

BlackRock iShares Bitcoin ETF (IBIT) saw over $520 million, breaking its largest inflow to date record. IBIT also saw a record $1.3 billion trading volume, exceeding the daily trade volume of most large-cap US stocks. Following the latest inflow, BlackRock’s net inflow hit over $6.5 billion and asset holdings jumped over 141,000 BTC.

Fidelity Bitcoin ETF (FBTC) and Ark 21Shares (ARKB) Bitcoin ETF saw $126 million and $5.4 million, respectively. Bitwise (BITB), VanEck (HODL), and others spot Bitcoin also saw substantial inflows, indicating strong bullish sentiment among retail and institutional investors.

Notably, GBTC saw a $125.6 million outflow, an increase from Monday’s $22.4 million outflow, setting aside hopes of a paradigm shift. Bloomberg senior ETF analyst Eric Balchunas said the daily trading volume of nine new spot Bitcoin ETFs except GBTC exceeded $2 billion for the second consecutive day as BTC price holds strongly above $57K.

Spot Bitcoin ETF
Source: BitMEX Research

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BTC Price Breaks Above $59,000

Crypto Fear & Greed Index has reached a 4-year high value of 82 today, with the market sentiment currently in the ‘Extreme Greed’ zone. The FOMO reaches into Wall Street as traders’ interest in BTC is extremely high. Experts predicted BTC price to hit $60,000 before bitcoin halving.

BTC price skyrocketed to $59,000, less than 15% away from the $68.6K high established 27 months ago. The 24-hour low and high are $56,219 and $59,000, respectively. Furthermore, the trading volume has increased slightly in the last 24 hours, indicating interest among traders.

Good morning,#Bitcoin is above $58K, where funding rates are going through the roof.

Astonishing strength, definitely areas to start looking for profits. pic.twitter.com/WXRzkEkaBA

— Michaël van de Poppe (@CryptoMichNL) February 28, 2024

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