Between Evergrande and El Salvador, Bitcoin sees $15M in inflows

Between Evergrande and El Salvador, Bitcoin sees $15M in inflows

On one side of the world, the Evergrande crisis has given birth to tremors that may have yet more impact on the international crypto-sector. On the other side, El Salvador’s Bukele has gleefully announced that his country is “buying the dip.”

Needless to say, the crypto-landscape today feels action-packed. However, CoinShares’ Digital Asset Fund Flows Weekly Report for 20 September might help put things into perspective more.

Three in a row, and two more

According to the same, the week ending 17 September saw digital asset investment products pulling in inflows of $42 million. There were inflows across all digital assets, including Bitcoin. However, out of the last 16 weeks, the king coin has seen inflows only during three of them.

This week, it recorded inflows of $15 million. CoinShares cited improving investor sentiment as the reason, especially since the same has been overwhelmingly negative in the past. In fact, Bitcoin’s market share of assets under management (AUM) had plunged from above 80% at the start of 2021 to around 67% when the report was released.

Looking at all digital assets, the CoinShares report stated,

“This improved sentiment could be a seasonal phenomenon, but we are not seeing a commensurate rise in volumes in investment products. This suggests that some investors are taking advantage of recent price weakness and the continued rise in alt-coin popularity.”

Popular Bitcoin on-chain analyst Willy Woo also took note of these events. He pointed out that speculators are selling down while on-chain investors have been in strong accumulation mode.

SPX teetering, threatening a large sell-off. BTC carving out a Wycoffian distribution pattern, speculators selling down in risk-off mode, meanwhile investors on-chain have been in strong accumulation.It's going to be an interesting opening to this morning's equities market.— Willy Woo (@woonomic) September 20, 2021

That’s not all, however. Behavior analysis platform Santiment also recorded an increase in exchange inflows as Bitcoin’s price fell on the charts.

📉 #Bitcoin has fallen -12.7% the past three days as traders polarize. An increase in exchange inflow was picked up by our data during the course of the biggest portion of the drop that happened Monday. Read where $BTC stands according to our metrics. https://t.co/V6m5yq00DP pic.twitter.com/gNAE9j1xif— Santiment (@santimentfeed) September 21, 2021

As far as altcoins are concerned, the CoinShares report found that Solana, XRP, Litecoin, and Polkadot all saw greater weekly inflows than Cardano.

Bitcoin in deep water

At press time, the Bitcoin Fear and Greed Index was recording a value of 21 – “extreme fear.” What’s more, the wider belief among most was that Evergrande and China FUD have been creeping into the market.

Evergrande apparently— Bitcoin Fear and Greed Index (@BitcoinFear) September 20, 2021

As fear and negativity dominated the market, whales also began moving thousands of BTC from one place to the other.

🚨 🚨 🚨 🚨 🚨 🚨 🚨 🚨 2,000 #BTC (86,369,670 USD) transferred from #Xapo to unknown wallethttps://t.co/RRoQg37Niq— Whale Alert (@whale_alert) September 20, 2021

Ergo, despite the inflows over the week, it would seem that traders will be anxiously watching China to better understand Bitcoin’s trajectory.

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