It has been just revealed the fact that institutional investors will be boosting the crypto activity the next year. Check out more details about this below.

Institutional investors and the crypto space – 2024 predictions

Analysts from three cryptocurrency exchanges and a crypto lending platform predict that institutional investors will show a greater interest in the cryptocurrency sector in 2024.

This trend will be driven by the potential approval of a spot bitcoin ETF, expected rate cuts by the U.S. Federal Reserve, and greater regulatory clarity.

The uptick in activity from institutional investors has already begun, as indicated by data from the Deribit derivatives exchange since October 2023.

Deribit Chief Commercial Officer Luuk Strijers suggests that the data shows an increasing number of experienced participants from traditional markets are positioning themselves for greater involvement in the cryptocurrency market in 2024.

“Since late October, there’s been a noticeable uptick in institutional activity, largely driven by the anticipation surrounding the potential ETF news expected in January and strategic positioning by clients for this event,” Luuk told The Block.

Bitfinex analysts believe that the approval of a spot bitcoin ETF will attract more traditional finance incumbents.

Several asset managers, including Blackrock, Fidelity, Valkyrie, and ARK Invest, are competing to get the first-ever spot Bitcoin ETF filing approved by the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission.

The approval of this financial instrument would offer institutional investors a regulated way to invest in the price of the world’s largest cryptocurrency.

“The potential approval of an Ark Invest spot bitcoin ETF in January could be a significant driver for bitcoin’s appreciation, as it would provide a regulated and more accessible investment vehicle for both retail and institutional investors,” Bitfinex analysts told The Block.

They claimed a spot bitcoin ETF approval could come as early as the first month of the new year. “Predictions are being made for a spot bitcoin ETF being approved by January 10, 2024,” analysts said.

They added that this forecast is based on the recent amendment to ARK Invest’s spot bitcoin ETF application, which includes additional risk disclosures.

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