The first-ever Bitcoin ETF in the US by ProShares ($BITO) continues to shatter records for the second day in a row. After registering the second-highest trading volume for an ETF on Debut, $BITO has now become the fastest to accumulate $1 billion in assets that too within two days. ProShares started with $20 million in assets which grew over $500 million on the first day and breached $1 billion on the second day.
Quite ironically $BITO has broken the record held by Gold ETF ($GLD) for nearly 18 years as it managed to gain $1 billion in assets in 3 days. The trading volume for $BITO topped $1 billion as well and accumulated assets reached $1.1 billion.
— Eric Balchunas (@EricBalchunas) October 20, 2021
The ProShares Bitcoin Futures ETF created history after it became the first crypto-centered ETF to get the US SEC’s nod. $BITO’s approval has now paved way for Valkyrie Bitcoin Futures ETF as well which was approved by the SEC yesterday.
Bitcoin Breaks ATH on Back of $BITO’s Record Run
October was predicted to be the month of bulls after the crypto market suffered nearly 5-months of bearish consolidation. However, the approval of the first-ever Bitcoin ETF also played as a catalyst for the $BTC price. The top cryptocurrency that started the month under $45K managed recover all of its losses over the past five months in just two weeks’ time, and yesterday it managed to break the previous ATH of $64,683 as well.
$BTC recorded a new ATH of $66,930 yesterday as its market cap reached $1.25 trillion for the first time. The top cryptocurrency has seen a minor correction overnight from ATH and currently trading just under $65K.
Having already surpassed the ATH, the remaining two months could be the price discovery mode for $BTC where it can repeat a similar feat as it did in 2017 December when the $BTC price rose nearly doubled in the last couple of weeks of December 2017.