In recent months, there has been a considerable spike in institutional demand for Bitcoin (BTC) following several high profile investments. Over time, asset manager and 10T Holdings co-founder Dan Tapiero believes this could lead to a problematic shortage in BTC.
Based on the rapid growth of institutional investments, Tapiero warns that short-sellers could see trouble in the future.
Institutional investors are rushing into Bitcoin
In the third quarter of 2020, the Grayscale Bitcoin Trust recorded an inflow of $1.05 billion. This marked the firm’s first billion-dollar quarter and also highlights record-high institutional demand. The firm’s quarterly report reads:
“Grayscale recorded its largest ever quarterly inflows, over $1 billion in 3Q20, making it the third consecutive record-breaking quarter. Year-to-date investment into the Grayscale family of products has surpassed $2.4 billion, more than double the $1.2 billion cumulative inflow into the products from 2013-2019.”