Spot Bitcoin ETFs reach record $563m outflows

On May 1, the U.S. spot Bitcoin ETF sector recorded a record capital outflow of $563.77 million.

According to SoSo Value, the sector’s fund outflow continued for the sixth straight day. Capital outflows on May 1 reached their highest point since the spot Bitcoin ETFs were approved by the U.S. SEC.

Capital outflow was recorded for 10 products, with the hardest hit coming against the Fidelity Wise Origin Bitcoin Fund (FBTC) at $191.09 million.

Source: SoSo Value

May 1 is also the first day when an outflow of capital was recorded on the iShares Bitcoin Trust (IBIT) position from BlackRock. Before this, the fund recorded a net inflow of funds for 70 consecutive days.

The head of The ETF Store, Nate Geraci, compared IBIT’s performance with another BlackRock exchange-traded fund, the iShares Gold ETF. Geraci emphasized that the second product lost more than $1 billion in one year.

Geraci’s stance was supported by Bloomberg Intelligence analyst James Seyffart. According to Seyffart, all ETFs operate stably, and such fluctuations are the norm for such products.

“Should add — these ETFs are operating smoothly across the board. Inflows and outflows are part of the norm in the life of an ETF.”

James Seyffart, Bloomberg Intelligence analyst

The net outflow of capital on May 1 exceeded the losses of funds for the entire April which only saw $345.88 million in outflows. 

The massive outflow happened against a drawdown in the Bitcoin (BTC) price below $57,000 following a four-month prison sentence for Binance founder Changpeng Zhao.

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