First-Ever North American Bitcoin ETF Breaks Records In Opening Week

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The first bitcoin exchange-traded fund (ETF) to receive regulatory approval in North America has already demonstrated the market’s huge appetite for such a product.

The Purpose Bitcoin ETF (ticker: BTCC), brought to market by Purpose Investments earlier this week, traded $80 million worth of shares in its first hour and $200 million in its first day — a figure that’s ten times greater than that of the average ETF and broke records in Canada, according to Bloomberg senior ETF analyst Eric Balchunas.

The Canada Bitcoin ETF (BTCC) traded $200m shares on Day One, a ridic high number, def smashes Canada record would likely rank in Top 5 all-time among US ETFs too. $GLD did $264m in its first day (GOAT). $BOND did $55m. Most ETFs are <$20m.

— Eric Balchunas (@EricBalchunas) February 18, 2021

In its second day on the market, BTCC traded $350 million in shares, which was three times more than any other ETF, per Balchunas.

Canada Bitcoin ETF $BTCC traded $350m (CAD+USD) today, a 40% jump from yesterday (defying typical Day Two dropoff) and 3x more than any other ETF (unreal). Proportionally speaking this is equiv to about $5b in volume in US (or about 7x more than $GBTC). Two-day aum est $330m. pic.twitter.com/jqJfQGRsnp

— Eric Balchunas (@EricBalchunas) February 19, 2021

While BTCC is the first bitcoin ETF to hit the North American market, it will not be the last. Ontario regulators approved a second bitcoin ETF from Evolve Funds Group this week. And bitcoin custodian NYDIG recently submitted a regulatory approval filing to offer a similar bitcoin ETF product in the United States. 

The extreme volumes and interest generated by the BTCC ETF have already demonstrated startling retail excitement for easy, safe bitcoin exposure from such products.

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