Spot Bitcoin ETFs in the U.S. could eclipse the entire cryptocurrency exchange-traded product (ETP) market.
As BitMEX analysts note, the cryptocurrency ETP market has 150 products and has a valuation of $50.3 billion as of Dec. 22, 2023.
The list includes spot and futures funds that typically track the performance of Bitcoin (BTC) and Ethereum (ETH). The largest ETP on the list is Grayscale’s Bitcoin Trust, which is currently attempting to convert into a spot ETF product.
Of the 150 crypto funds, the 20 largest ETFs attracted the most investment, totaling $1.3 billion inflows during 2023.
“With the supposedly imminent approval of the Bitcoin spot ETFs by the SEC in the United States, this dataset and analysis derived from it may be interesting. For example, it could be useful in determining the extent to which the spot Bitcoin ETF cannibalizes existing exchange-traded products or attracts new capital into the cryptocurrency space.”
The race to launch the tool in the United States lasts for several years. Its approval is expected in January 2024. Bloomberg Intelligence analysts have suggested that the spot Bitcoin ETF market could grow to $100 billion.
Crypto investment fund Bitwise also predicted that spot Bitcoin ETFs would become the most successful ETF product launched, expecting them to capture about $72 billion in assets under management over the next five years, more than doubling the current market.