More than $1 billion is flowing in from the fuel ETF rally, and the price is above $71,000

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Lower-than-expected inflation data and a dominant Bitcoin have sparked a cautious return to cryptocurrency investment, led by the United States. However, rumors of regulatory scrutiny have cast a shadow over Ethereum, leading to outflows from the world’s second-largest cryptocurrency.

CoinShares, a leading digital asset manager, announces the second another week of positive inflows for cryptocurrency investment products with a total value of $932 million. Bitcoin, the ever-controversial “digital gold” that has just surpassed $71,000 in as many weeks, is the clear leader, attracting a whopping $942 million.

This bullish sentiment appears to be related to recent trends US Consumer Price Index (CPI) report that raised hopes for a less aggressive escalate in interest rates by the Federal Reserve. Historically, lower interest rates are seen as beneficial for riskier assets like Bitcoin.

The US is flexing its Bitcoin muscles

The United States has established itself as the world’s cryptocurrency center. The U.S. ETF market, a relative newcomer to the game, took first place with inflows of more than $1 billion.

Even Grey scale, a vast cryptocurrency investment firm that has seen nearly $17 billion in outflows since launching its Bitcoin ETF in January saw a glimmer of hope with its first miniature inflow of $18 million.

Source: CoinShares

This suggests a potential shift in investor sentiment, with some likely viewing the established Grayscale as a safer choice compared to the newer ETF.

A mixed bag for Altcoins and regional players

As Bitcoin basks in the spotlight, other cryptocurrencies present a mixed picture. Solana (SOL), Chainlink (LINK), and Cardano (ADA) – all top altcoins – managed to attract modest inflows of almost $5 million, $3.7 million, and almost $2 million, respectively.

However, Ethereum, the oft-touted “king of altcoins,” is in a precarious position. Ethereum-based investment products have experienced a disturbing outflow of over $23 million.

Bitcoin is currently trading at $70,836. Chart: TradingView

This negative sentiment may be due to an upcoming decision by the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) regarding the potential ETF based on Ethereum spots. Regulatory uncertainty tends to scare investors, and the SEC’s verdict remains to be seen.

Lower volumes indicate cautious optimism

Despite positive inflows, a key indicator paints a slightly different picture. Trading volume this week was significantly lower compared to March, when it peaked at $40 billion.

This proves the cautious approach of investors. While they may be dipping their toes back into the cryptocurrency pool, they are likely doing so in measured steps, mindful of the market’s inherent volatility.

The current cryptocurrency landscape reflects a intricate interaction of economic data, investor sentiment, and regulatory hurdles. Bitcoin, fueled by hopes for a dovish Fed, appears to be gaining ground. The US market is reaffirming its dominance, but other regions are struggling with varying degrees of success.

Featured image from Pexels, chart from TradingView


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