Ranked: The Largest Bitcoin ETFs In The U.S.

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Graphic illustrating the eight largest Bitcoin ETFs in the U.S.

Ranking the Largest Bitcoin ETFs in the U.S.

In early January 2024, the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (U.S. SEC) gave its approval on exchange-traded funds (ETFs) to track Bitcoin, giving investors an alternative pathway to accessing the world’s biggest cryptocurrency.

In this graphic, we’ve shown the eight largest Bitcoin ETFs in the U.S. by assets under management (AUM), as of Feb. 27, 2024. To elaborate, these are ETFs that buy and hold actual Bitcoin, meaning their performance will generally follow that of Bitcoin itself.

The data used to create this graphic was sourced from VettaFi.

From these numbers we can see that Grayscale’s Bitcoin Trust (GBTC) is the largest by a wide margin. As its name implies, GBTC was originally structured as a trust but was converted to an ETF on Jan. 11, 2024.

Why Buy a Bitcoin ETF?

Bitcoin ETFs simplify the process of buying and storing Bitcoin. This is because they can be purchased within a traditional brokerage account, just like any other ETF or stock.

Instead of having to think about creating a wallet, memorizing a 12-word seed phrase and holding their keys, this product scraps all of that and provides a well-known path: buy an ETF. This will open the digital asset space to a broader investor base.

Investors should be aware that these ETFs charge an expense ratio, which could eat into returns. Information on fees can be easily found on each asset manager’s relevant fund page.

For more visualizations related to Bitcoin, consider this graphic which shows how Bitcoin has performed relative to other major asset classes over the past 10 years.

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