BlackRock and Fidelity are poised to surpass Grayscale:
- BlackRock and Fidelity’s Bitcoin ETFs are on track to surpass Grayscale’s daily trading volume for the first time.
- Grayscale has lost over $5 billion in asset management, while BlackRock and Fidelity’s ETFs have seen a net growth of over $2 billion.
- Competition is intensifying, with fee reductions by Invesco and Galaxy Asset Management, aiming to compete with the major players.
BlackRock and Fidelity Poised to Surpass Grayscale?
For a moment on Tuesday, BlackRock and Fidelity’s Bitcoin ETFs were on the verge of surpassing Grayscale’s converted fund (GBTC) in terms of daily trading volume. This is a significant development as Grayscale has dominated this market with its flagship product GBTC, leading in daily trading volume (although the fund has experienced a loss of several billion dollars in assets under management).
The trading volume generated by BlackRock and Fidelity, according to Yahoo Finance data, was respectively $383 million and $288 million at Tuesday’s market close, approaching Grayscale’s volume of $396 million. This convergence indicates a potential shift in investor interest towards the newcomers in the market.
Increased Competition in the Bitcoin ETF Market
By converting its flagship product rather than launching a new one, Grayscale has seen its ETF lose over $5 billion in assets under management, while BlackRock and Fidelity’s products have recorded a net growth of over $2 billion.
In response to this increased competition, Invesco and Galaxy Asset Management have announced a reduction in fees from 0.39% to 0.25% for their fund, aiming to align with their main competitors. This strategy could attract more investors by offering more competitive fees, highlighting the competitive nature of the Bitcoin ETF market.
The total volume of transactions for all active Bitcoin ETFs is approaching $27 billion, which, according to many market observers, is a positive development for digital assets.