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Bitcoin vs. Ethereum: Wallets Tell A Different Story Amid Market Movements

While Bitcoin’s market cap of $1.41 trillion significantly outpaces Ethereum’s $458.91 billion by a factor of 3.1, a closer look at wallet data reveals an intriguing narrative. 

Ethereum’s decentralized finance (DeFi) ecosystem, staking activities, and smaller average wallet sizes contribute to a higher number of unique holders. Specifically, Ethereum boasts 122.9 million non-empty wallets, more than double Bitcoin’s 54.2 million. Meanwhile, USDT has 5.8 million non-empty wallets.

Cheers to both Bitcoin and Ethereum as crypto assets have outperformed traditional benchmarks like the S&P 500 and the Nasdaq 100 in terms of average intraday movements. Conversely, the USD index has shown a negative performance over the last 30 days.

Bitcoin ETFS Net Inflow Hits $489 Million, Marks 17 Consecutive Days Of Inflows

On June 5, 2024, Bitcoin ETFs saw a net inflow of $489 million, marking 17 consecutive days of positive inflows. Fidelity’s FBTC led the charge for three straight days, followed by BlackRock’s IBIT, which reported a $156 million inflow. Grayscale’s GBTC also recorded another single-day inflow, though the volume has been on a decline.

These trends highlight the growing interest and confidence in Bitcoin ETFs as institutional investors increasingly allocate funds to this asset class. The continuous positive inflows and the leading positions of major players like Fidelity and BlackRock underscore a strong institutional appetite for Bitcoin exposure.

As Bitcoin and Ethereum continue to dominate the crypto landscape, their distinct characteristics and investor bases reveal a multifaceted market dynamic.

Ethereum’s expansive DeFi and staking ecosystem attract a broad user base, while Bitcoin’s robust market cap and institutional adoption drive substantial capital inflows. Together, these forces shape a vibrant and evolving cryptocurrency market.

Disclosure: This is not trading or investment advice. Always do your research before buying any cryptocurrency or investing in any services.

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