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BlackRock Spot Bitcoin ETF Trades over $1 Billion So Far Today In New Milestone

source-logo  bitcoinmagazine.com 26 February 2024 20:49, UTC

In a significant milestone for spot Bitcoin exchange-traded funds (ETFs), BlackRock's spot Bitcoin ETF has recorded over $1 billion in trades today alone, according to Bloomberg Senior ETF Analyst Eric Balchunas. This achievement underscores the growing demand for Bitcoin investment products and highlights the increasing acceptance of Bitcoin within traditional finance.

MILESTONE $IBIT has traded $1b worth of shares today so far.. which ranks it 11th among all ETFs (Top 0.3%) and Top 25 among stocks. Insane number for newbie ETF (esp one w ten competitors). $1b/day is big boy level volume, enough for (even big) institutional consideration. pic.twitter.com/1vxW5jhaXT

— Eric Balchunas (@EricBalchunas) February 26, 2024

BlackRock, one of the world's largest asset managers, launched its spot Bitcoin ETF earlier this year, offering investors exposure to BTC without the need for direct ownership or custody. The ETF's ability to attract such substantial trading volume in a single day reflects investors' appetite for Bitcoin as a legitimate asset class.

The $1 billion trading volume signals strong investor interest in Bitcoin amid ongoing market volatility and economic uncertainty. As institutional and retail investors seek diversified portfolios and alternative stores of value, Bitcoin has emerged as attractive investment option.

"Insane number for newbie ETF (esp one w ten competitors)," commented Balchunas. "$1b/day is big boy level volume, enough for (even big) institutional consideration."

The ETF's success in reaching the $1 billion trading milestone reaffirms the growing mainstream acceptance of Bitcoin as a legitimate investment asset. And as the spot Bitcoin ETFs continue to grow, they're are expected to play a big role in bridging the gap between traditional finance and getting Bitcoin exposure.

As soon as markets opened on Monday, Bitcoin began to sharply rise in price, hitting highs not seen since December 2021.

U.S. Monday market open. $BTC bid. pic.twitter.com/SQGXR69weX

— Dylan LeClair 🟠 (@DylanLeClair_) February 26, 2024