Inflows into digital asset investment products reached USD 180m last week. The figure marks a decline from a revised number of USD 244m the week before, when inflows reached their highest level since 2021, according to the crypto investment firm CoinShares.
The inflows into crypto-backed regulated investment products covered funds backed by both bitcoin (BTC) and a number of other cryptoassets, including some funds backed by multiple digital assets.
In terms of specific assets, BTC-backed funds saw by far the largest inflows last week with USD 144m being invested. Ethereum (ETH), meanwhile, saw inflows of USD 23m, while solana (SOL) came in third with inflows for the week of USD 8.2m.
Notably, the report also said that short-bitcoin funds – investment products that will rise in value as bitcoin’s price falls – saw inflows of USD 1m last week. The latest inflows mean that a total of USD 9m is now invested in short-bitcoin funds, according to CoinShares.
Meanwhile, the last week’s figure has been revised upwards from originally being reported as USD 193m due to reporting of “some late trades,” CoinShares wrote in this week’s report.
The report also said that a regional divide still exists among investors in crypto-backed funds, with a whopping 99% of inflows coming from Europe. Only USD 1.7m came from American investors, the report said.
Last week, 76% of the originally reported USD 193m worth of inflows came from Europe, while the Americans invested USD 45m.