Only one day ago, the price of Ethereum was able to raise over $3k. In the last week, the value of the most significant alt in the market has increased by 21%. It was expressly worth $3142.86 at the press time. The recent increase in crypto prices has reinforced institutional offerings, such as private investment funds.
Institutional investors often prefer to protect their portfolios from volatility and risk from the crypto-market, such as Grayscale‘s ETHE and GBTC. Needless to say, the increase or decline of institutional demand impacts the overall performance of the crypto market.
As can be seen from the figure above, ETHE’s premium has declined significantly since the beginning of this year. It is essential to highlight that confidence does not dictate the premium but that purchasers and market sellers do so.
The Decline in Institutional Interest
ETHE’s premium peaked at a whopping 2513.86% in late December, yet the same amount showed a negative value of 4.04%. This indicates a steady decline in institutional interest.
The Grayscale Ethereum Fund’s AUM has decreased in the past several months. The Fund now has $9 billion in assets, whereas the same amount was $13 billion in mid-May. In addition, as shown from the figure below, the trust withdrawals were generally dominant over the inflows.
The daily amount, however, has begun to increase late. Typically, this measure was read as $60m to $90m in the middle of July. The same thing happened far beyond the $200m thresholds.
When one looks at the Fund’s status over the last couple of months and the late independent ETH rallies, it can be inferred that the negative price is not always indicative of the low price feeling of ETH. For the time being, the bullish trend of ETH is gathering pace, and no matter how this Fund performs, a rise may be anticipated in the following weeks.
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