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JPMorgan reports strong activity in the bitcoin market, but a danger persists

Sat 15 Jun 2024 ▪ 3 min of reading ▪ by Luc Jose A.
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The cryptocurrency market is in full swing, attracting the attention of major investors. JPMorgan recently took a close look at the source of these fund inflows. According to the largest American bank, Bitcoin ETFs are largely responsible for this massive influx of capital into the crypto market. However, this dynamic could soon run out of steam.

Bitcoin : Activité intense sur le marché crypto, mais JPMorgan avertit d'un danger

Bitcoin ETFs attract 12 billion dollars to the crypto market

According to a recent report by JPMorgan, the cryptocurrency market has recorded a spectacular influx of 12 billion dollars since the beginning of the year. This impressive figure is largely due to Bitcoin ETFs, which brought in 16 billion dollars to the crypto market by themselves. This is explained by the growing interest of institutional investors in these funds, which offer exposure to bitcoin while guaranteeing advantages such as better regulation and increased security.

This dynamic has led to a notable redistribution of assets, as evidenced by the decrease of 220,000 BTC on exchanges, suggesting that many bitcoin holders are transferring their assets to ETFs for better management and protection of their investments. JPMorgan analysts, led by Nikolaos Panigirtzoglou, project that these capital flows could reach 26 billion dollars by the end of the year, although they express some reservations about the sustainability of these financial movements.

JPMorgan warns against overestimating demand for Bitcoin ETFs

Behind the initial impressive figures lie significant reservations from JPMorgan. The bank warns against overestimating the demand for bitcoin-based ETFs. Indeed, many of these flows represent a rotation of assets already present on the market rather than an entry of new capital. This reality nuances the perception of growing institutional interest and raises questions about the sustainability of this dynamic.

JPMorgan also points out that the current bitcoin price is considered high compared to its production cost, which could limit the attractiveness of investments in the coming months. Analyst James Seyffart has also expressed doubts about the accuracy of the figures put forward by the bank, indicating that the volume of recycled bitcoins seems exaggerated.

These observations invite caution, as although Bitcoin ETFs offer advantages in terms of regulatory protection and liquidity, the true nature of the capital flows is more complex. The prospects of significant inflows in the near future thus remain uncertain, adding a note of caution to the initial optimism generated by these financial movements.

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Luc Jose A.

Graduated from Sciences Po Toulouse and holder of a blockchain consultant certification issued by Alyra, I joined the Cointribune adventure in 2019. Convinced of the potential of blockchain to transform many sectors of the economy, I committed to raising awareness and informing the general public about this ever-evolving ecosystem. My goal is to enable everyone to better understand blockchain and seize the opportunities it offers. Every day, I strive to provide an objective analysis of the news, decipher market trends, relay the latest technological innovations, and put the economic and societal issues of this ongoing revolution into perspective.

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