Institutional traders shorting Bitcoin made up 80% of weekly inflows

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Institutional traders loaded up on a document $51.4 million price of funding merchandise providing publicity to shorting the worth of Bitcoin (BTC) final week.

In keeping with information from the newest version of CoinShares’ weekly “Digital Asset Fund Flows” report, there was $64 million price of inflows for digital asset merchandise between June 27 and July 1, with quick BTC funds representing 80% of that determine.

U.S.-based traders accounted for the lion’s share of inflows at $46.2 million, with short-BTC funding merchandise in stable demand after ProShares launched the first-ever U.S.-based quick Bitcoin exchange-traded fund (ETF) on June 22. The ETF trades beneath the ticker BITI and gives shorting publicity through futures contracts.

“This highlights traders are including to lengthy positions at present costs, with the inflows into short-Bitcoin probably resulting from first-time accessibility within the US fairly than renewed unfavourable sentiment.”

CoinShares additionally famous that institutional traders from Brazil, Canada, Germany, and Switzerland snapped up a mixed $20 million price of crypto funding merchandise. Sweden partially offset that determine with $1.8 million price of outflows.

Brief BTC merchandise have now seen year-to-date inflows totaling $77.2 million, with that determine inserting it behind solely multi-asset merchandise and Solana (SOL) merchandise, which have posted $213.5 million and $110.3 price of inflows thus far in 2022.

Wanting on the inflows for different digital asset merchandise, these providing publicity to Ether (ETH) generated $4.9 million, marking the second consecutive week of inflows after a prolonged 11-week pattern of shedding. Nevertheless, year-to-date ETH funds are nonetheless down with $450.9 million price of outflows.

The rest of the inflows was unfold throughout multi-asset funds at $4.4 million, whereas SOL, Polkadot (DOT), Cardano (ADA), and BTC merchandise additionally posted minor inflows of $1 million, $700,000, $600,000, and $600,000 respectively.

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The surge in brief BTC fund inflows final week additionally follows from the prior week when there was $423 million price of outflows for digital asset merchandise, the highest quantity ever on CoinShares’ data. Notably, quick BTC funds escaped the carnage that week, posting $15.3 million price of inflows, whereas BTC merchandise noticed vital outflows of $453 million.