Investors see China ban as a buying opportunity with US$95m inflows

Updated: Dec 1, 2021

  • Digital asset investment products saw inflows totalling US$95m last week, bringing the total run of inflows over the last 6 weeks to US$320m.

  • The continued inflows suggestthe recent headwinds for digital assets, such as the widened China ban, were seen as buying opportunities for investors.

  • Ethereum followed Bitcoin with inflows totalling US$29m last week. Sentiment has remained relatively buoyant for Ethereum as the amount staked to Eth2.0 progresses.

  • Solana and Polkadot continue to see outsized inflows totalling US$3.9m and US$2.4m, representing 4.5% and 3.2% ofAuM respectively.


Digital asset investment products saw inflows totalling US$95m last week, bringing the total run of inflows over the last 6 weeks to US$320m. The continued inflows suggest the recent headwinds for digital assets, such as the widened China ban, were seen as buying opportunities for investors.


Bitcoin saw the largest inflows of any investment product, totalling US$50m, although, it has experienced the brunt of negative investor sentiment over the last two quarters. Last week marks only the 4th week of inflows out of the last 17.


Ethereum followed Bitcoin with inflows totalling US$29m last week. Sentiment has remained relatively buoyant for Ethereum as the amounts taked to Eth 2.0 progresses. By our estimates, 6.6% of Ethereum is staked to Eth 2.0, with growth in staking essential for investor sentiment, as investors see it as a potential environmentally alternative to other proof-of-stake digital assets.


From an assets under management (AuM) perspective, both Solana and Polkadot continue to see outsized inflows totalling US$3.9m and US$2.4m, representing4.5% and 3.2%of AuM respectively.


Find the full report here: https://coinshares.com/research/digital-asset-fund-flows

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