Bybit's Report Signals Institutional Preference for Bitcoin, Retail Shifts to Stablecoins

by Jared Kirui
  • Ether has experienced a decline in institutional interest throughout 2023.
  • Retail crypto traders are moving away from riskier crypto assets.
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Institutional investors are cautiously managing their crypto assets, allocating 45% to stablecoins, 35% to Bitcoin, and 15% to Ether, according to the latest report by Bybit. Interestingly, this client segment nearly doubled their Bitcoin holdings within the first three quarters of 2023.

Bitcoin's dominance surged amid the crypto rally in October, fueled in part by institutional traders nearly doubling their Bitcoin holdings. Conversely, Ether experienced declining interest from institutions throughout 2023.

ETF Prospects and Crypto Retail Trends

The anticipation of BlackRock's spot Ether ETF application reignited excitement, while Solana's remarkable tenfold growth since its low prices in 2022 posed a competitive challenge for Ether. A significant upgrade could potentially rekindle institutional interest in Ether, Bybit noted.

Retail traders have adopted a cautious approach to crypto by holding more stablecoins, reflecting a conservative stance towards riskier assets. Notably, altcoins form a minor part of both retail and VIP traders' portfolios, hinting at a cautious outlook influenced by the recent market turbulence.

Bybit's journey of growth extends beyond user numbers. The platform has acquired licenses in prominent regions like the UAE, Kazakhstan, and Cyprus to boost its risk management strategies and enhance compliance with regulations. Recently, Bybit introduced TradeGPT, an AI-powered educational tool that leverages real-time market data, trading analytics, and technical analysis tools.

TradeGPT serves as a mentor, offering personalized guidance and multilingual support to assist users in understanding market trends and formulating effective strategies.

Bybit's Focus on AI and Global Expansion

Bybit's foray into AI-driven tools aligns with a broader trend in the cryptocurrency space. The integration of AI seen across platforms like Crypto.com and Binance underscores the synergy between artificial intelligence and the evolving needs of the crypto community. AI's data processing capabilities complement the demand for real-time insights in the market.

Bybit's Institutional platform is among the platforms attracting professional traders searching for cryptocurrency futures contracts. Notably, it has secured a prominent place in total BTC futures open interest, affirming its standing as a go-to destination for traders seeking lucrative opportunities in the BTC futures market.

Bybit's strategic global expansion includes establishing its global headquarters in Dubai and acquiring pertinent licenses, aligning with regulatory frameworks in the UAE, Kazakhstan, and Cyprus. However, in response to evolving regulatory norms in Canada's crypto sector, Bybit opted to withdraw its operations from the Canadian market.

Institutional investors are cautiously managing their crypto assets, allocating 45% to stablecoins, 35% to Bitcoin, and 15% to Ether, according to the latest report by Bybit. Interestingly, this client segment nearly doubled their Bitcoin holdings within the first three quarters of 2023.

Bitcoin's dominance surged amid the crypto rally in October, fueled in part by institutional traders nearly doubling their Bitcoin holdings. Conversely, Ether experienced declining interest from institutions throughout 2023.

ETF Prospects and Crypto Retail Trends

The anticipation of BlackRock's spot Ether ETF application reignited excitement, while Solana's remarkable tenfold growth since its low prices in 2022 posed a competitive challenge for Ether. A significant upgrade could potentially rekindle institutional interest in Ether, Bybit noted.

Retail traders have adopted a cautious approach to crypto by holding more stablecoins, reflecting a conservative stance towards riskier assets. Notably, altcoins form a minor part of both retail and VIP traders' portfolios, hinting at a cautious outlook influenced by the recent market turbulence.

Bybit's journey of growth extends beyond user numbers. The platform has acquired licenses in prominent regions like the UAE, Kazakhstan, and Cyprus to boost its risk management strategies and enhance compliance with regulations. Recently, Bybit introduced TradeGPT, an AI-powered educational tool that leverages real-time market data, trading analytics, and technical analysis tools.

TradeGPT serves as a mentor, offering personalized guidance and multilingual support to assist users in understanding market trends and formulating effective strategies.

Bybit's Focus on AI and Global Expansion

Bybit's foray into AI-driven tools aligns with a broader trend in the cryptocurrency space. The integration of AI seen across platforms like Crypto.com and Binance underscores the synergy between artificial intelligence and the evolving needs of the crypto community. AI's data processing capabilities complement the demand for real-time insights in the market.

Bybit's Institutional platform is among the platforms attracting professional traders searching for cryptocurrency futures contracts. Notably, it has secured a prominent place in total BTC futures open interest, affirming its standing as a go-to destination for traders seeking lucrative opportunities in the BTC futures market.

Bybit's strategic global expansion includes establishing its global headquarters in Dubai and acquiring pertinent licenses, aligning with regulatory frameworks in the UAE, Kazakhstan, and Cyprus. However, in response to evolving regulatory norms in Canada's crypto sector, Bybit opted to withdraw its operations from the Canadian market.

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