NEW YORK, Sept 27 (Reuters) – Cryptocurrency investment products and funds posted inflows for a sixth consecutive week, as investors viewed recent regulatory challenges in the sector as buying opportunities, data from digital asset manager CoinShares showed on Monday.
Inflows to the sector hit $95 million last week, led by investments in bitcoin of $50.2 million, according to CoinShares data as of Sept. 24. Over the last six weeks, crypto inflows amounted to $320 million. For 2021, inflows were $6 billion.
Bitcoin bore the brunt of negative investor sentiment of the last two quarters. Last week’s inflows were just the fourth week of inflows out of the last 17. So far this year, inflows into bitcoin remained robust at $4.3 billion.
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But analysts said investors on Monday seemed to have shrugged off the news.
“Once again we’re seeing some