Institutional investment vehicles linked to Bitcoin, such as Bitcoin exchange-traded funds (ETFs) and related products, have experienced a surge in trading volumes due to growing anticipation of regulatory changes in the United States. ProShares and Grayscale are leading the charge in terms of weekly inflows. The ProShares Bitcoin Strategy ETF (BITO) and Grayscale Bitcoin Trust (GBTC) have seen significant trading volume, contributing to a reduction in GBTC’s discount to the Bitcoin spot price. This resurgence in ETF trading highlights the growing interest in cryptocurrencies among institutional and retail investors. Some traders speculate that traditional finance may possess inside information or insights about the crypto market, prompting discussions about institutional players positioning themselves for a significant development in the cryptocurrency space. ARK Invest has decided to reduce its holdings in GBTC as it plans to launch its own Bitcoin spot ETF.

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