Solana has recently gained favor with institutional investors, who have seen a sharp increase in the number of inflows the altcoin has recorded. This trend has continued with last week’s numbers showing a significant number of inflows for Solana compared to the likes of Ethereum.
Solana revenues reach $15.5 million
According to data from the latest CoinShares report, flows to Solana last week totaled $15.5 million. This occurred as some altcoins like Ethereum saw outflows during the week. For context, Ethereum outflows reached $7.4 million in the same period.
As a result of the latest round of inflows, Solana’s total assets under management (AuM) reached $74 million. This means that Solana’s AuM is up 47% year-to-date compared to Ethereum, which has fallen steadily this year, rising to $119 million in outflows so far this year.
Cardano is another altcoin that registered inflows during the week, but to a lesser extent. Its inflows were $0.1 million, bringing total assets under management to $24 million, an increase of $6 million so far this year. Other investment products registered $0.9 million, bringing its assets under management to $76 million.
In the same week, Bitcoin once again came out ahead in terms of inflows, with numbers surpassing those of Solana. The leading cryptocurrency recorded inflows of US$55.3 million, bringing its assets under management to US$24.205 billion. The asset’s inflows so far this month currently stand at a staggering $111.9 million.
In the same vein, Bitcoin inflows so far this year have also remained high, with inflows of $315 million so far. This further consolidated its position as the top asset with the most interest from institutional investors so far.
Short positions in Bitcoin were also not left out of the entry trend. Its weekly revenues total $1.6 million, while monthly revenues to date have totaled $4.5 million. Its inflows so far this year amount to $46 million, bringing its assets under management to $99 million. In total, the accumulated wealth from crypto investment products is nearly $33 billion.
“Following recent price appreciation, total assets under management (AuM) has increased 15% from its lows in early September, now totaling almost US$33 billion, the highest point since mid-August,” says the CoinShares report.
CoinShares also notes that the inflows may be related to excitement and anticipation of the US Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) approving a Bitcoin spot ETF. However, the numbers are much lower compared to when asset manager BlackRock first announced it had filed for a Spot Bitcoin ETF.