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1 minute read / Feb 16, 2024 /

One of the Biggest Public Offerings in 20 Years

The Bitcoin exchange-traded funds (ETFs) launched on January 12, approximately one month ago. On the first day, investors bought over $655 million and nearly $2 billion within the first three days. Since then, the figure has grown to an impressive $4.6 billion.


It’s not a fair comparison but for fun, we can compare the Bitcoin interest to the largest technology IPOs for a sense of scale.

Company IPO Date Raised $B
Facebook May-12 $16.0
Uber May-19 $8.1
Snap Mar-17 $3.9
Airbnb Dec-2 $3.5
Snowflake Sep-2 $3.4
DoorDash Dec-2 $3.4
Lyft Mar-19 $2.6
Twitter Nov-13 $2.1

Within the first three days, BTC ETFs had raised as much capital as the Twitter IPO. As of today, the amount raised is larger than all technology IPOs aside from Facebook/Meta & Uber.

The comparison isn’t a precise one for a few reasons. First, Bitcoin is a commodity, not a company. Second, I’m comparing cumulative inflows as opposed to inflows from the public offering, a single financing event.

Setting that aside, the insight is the scale of the interest in BTC is as large as some of the most important technology offerings ever.

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