Bitcoin-related investment products saw the most inflows among crypto investment products last week, which marked the tenth consecutive week of inflows totalling $1.76 billion.
CoinShares’ report examining weekly fund flows into crypto investment funds showed that Bitcoin funds saw inflows of $133 million, accounting for the bulk of the $176 million inflows into digital asset funds last week.
🟢 Record inflows! Last 10 weeks now total U$1.76bn inflows, the highest on record since October 2021’s futures-based ETF launch in the US.
Week 49 inflows: U$176 million
— CoinShares (@CoinSharesCo) December 4, 2023
Ethereum-related funds came in a distant second, with $31 million worth of inflows recorded over the last week, while blockchain equities rounded out seven weeks of consecutive inflows with $17.4 million flowing in last week.
A Bitcoin-focused investment environment has been a common theme this year, with the market leading digital asset rallying almost twice as much as Etheruem.
However, market participants who have been through several bull cycles in the past, believe that Bitcoin’s dominance is just the beginning of a wider rally in the crypto market. In previous cycles, an almost-exclusive Bitcoin rally has been followed by a run in Ethereum, and then altcoins.
It fascinates me how Bitcoin moves first and then eth and then alts.
I would imagine alts pump after eth because most of the alts are on the ethereum chain. So it’s quite easy for people to redistribute their profits.
— JC (@jc_crypto2025) December 4, 2023
Interestingly, the types of investors who appear to be interested in this particular cycle don’t seem to be average retail traders, but rather, bigger institutional investors. Research from Bybit found that institutions increased their Bitcoin holdings by twofold in the initial quarters of 2023.
These investors hold more than 50% of their portfolios in Bitcoin and Ether, while retail investors largely dominated the stablecoin space.