Total amount invested in Bitcoin back over US$1 trillion

THE whole sum of money invested in Bitcoin surpassed US$1 trillion on Wednesday (Feb 14) for the primary time since November 2021 as inflows to US spot Bitcoin alternate traded funds (ETFs) continued to assist costs.

Bitcoin’s worth reached US$51,694 on Wednesday, its newest 25-month excessive and an increase of 4.3 per cent on the day, taking the token’s market cap to US$1.005 trillion in response to worth platform Coingecko.

The all-time excessive for Bitcoin’s market cap was US$1.28 trillion hit in November 2021, in response to Coingecko.

The world’s largest cryptocurrency has risen round 20 per cent because the begin of February, already set for its greatest month-to-month rise since October.

Investments in Bitcoin make up for greater than half of the US$2.01 trillion parked within the total cryptocurrency market, which incorporates Ether and different digital cash.

Strong inflows to new US listed ETFs have pushed a number of the worth motion in current weeks, say analysts, and capital flows into the 11 US spot Bitcoin ETFs elevated to US$1.64 billion within the week to Wednesday, LSEG Lipper knowledge confirmed.

The earlier 5 buying and selling classes noticed inflows of US$409 million to the merchandise, which acquired regulatory approval and started buying and selling in January.

“Whether this pace will be sustained remains to be seen but in crypto, price often drives flow,” mentioned analysts at crypto liquidity supplier B2C2.

“One has to imagine that if there are more days like the last few, large inflows will be met by further price rises for spot (Bitcoin).”

The cryptocurrency hit an all-time excessive of US$69,000 in November 2021. It struggled for a lot of 2022 and the primary a part of 2023, weighed down by financial tightening by world central banks, and a slew of excessive profile failures at crypto firms, together with main alternate FTX.

Second-largest token Ether, which underpins the ethereum community, was final up 4.6 per cent at US$2,760, its highest since May 2022. REUTERS