Bitcoin and Ether ETF Markets Projected to Reach $450B: Bernstein Report

Crypto ETFs could attract over $100 billion in inflows over the next two years, according to a report by Bernstein.

The report projects that the bitcoin and ether ETF markets will grow to a combined $450 billion. Bernstein’s analysts, Gautam Chhugani and Mahika Sapra, noted that this anticipated growth suggests more than $100 billion in new investments flowing into crypto ETFs within the next 18-24 months.

The U.S. approval of an ether spot ETF has positive implications for other tokens like Solana, the broker stated. According to Bernstein’s research, the growth forecast for these ETFs is based on their crypto price predictions, which include a projected bitcoin cycle high of $150,000 in 2025 and a year-end target of $90,000.

Ether saw a 26% increase last week after the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission approved the 19b-4 filings for eight spot ETH ETF issuers. Ether ETF trading will commence once the S1 filings are approved.

The report highlighted that with ether now classified as a commodity rather than a security, a major point of contention has been resolved. Bernstein pointed out that ether is the first proof-of-stake token to receive approval as a spot ETF, paving the way for other blockchain assets to evolve from token sales.

“This sets a positive precedent for other blockchain tokens,” the report stated, “with Solana (SOL) potentially benefiting from this development.”