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08 July 2024

A recent CoinShares report reveals that digital asset investment products saw significant inflows, totaling $441 million, driven by Bitcoin’s price weakness, Mt. Gox activity, and a German government sell-off.

According to the July 8 report, Bitcoin experienced substantial inflows amounting to $398 million. CoinShares attributes this to the recent drop in Bitcoin prices, alongside notable activities such as the Mt. Gox repayment plan and selling pressure from the German government.

Key Insights from the Report

Geographic Breakdown of Inflows:

United States: $384 million

Hong Kong: $32 million

Switzerland: $24 million

Canada: $12 million

Germany: $23 million in outflows

Mt. Gox Activity: Last week marked a significant event for the defunct Japanese crypto exchange Mt. Gox. On July 5, it moved over 47,000 BTC, worth approximately $2.7 billion, to an unknown wallet as part of its creditor repayment process. Repayments, including both Bitcoin and Bitcoin Cash, began on the same day via designated cryptocurrency exchanges.

Some analysts speculate that many of Mt. Gox’s creditors might sell their Bitcoin holdings due to the substantial increase in Bitcoin’s value since the exchange’s collapse, with a rise of over 8,500%.

German Government Sell-Off: During the same period, the German government transferred 3,000 BTC, worth around $172 million, to various crypto exchanges and an unknown wallet, further influencing market dynamics.

Performance of Altcoins

Bitcoin’s inflows represented roughly 90% of the total, with investors also focusing on a broader set of altcoins:

Solana (SOL): $16 million in inflows last week, making it the best-performing altcoin with $57 million year-to-date.

Ether (ETH): $10 million in inflows.

Additionally, the Sentinel Action Fund recently doubled its donations in Solana to a pro-crypto political action committee supporting four pro-crypto U.S. Senate candidates, highlighting the growing political interest in the cryptocurrency sector.

This surge in digital asset investments underscores the market’s resilience and adaptability in response to fluctuating conditions and significant events within the crypto space.