Cryptocurrency investments have seen a significant influx, totaling $4.3 billion over the past five weeks, driven by Bitcoin (CRYPTO:BTC) spot ETF approvals in January.

Last week alone, the sector recorded $2 billion in inflows, with Bitcoin contributing $1.97 billion and Ethereum (CRYPTO:ETH) $69 million.

Bitcoin ETFs now hold nearly 5% of all BTC, with institutional interest fueling continuous investment over 19 consecutive days.

Despite this, Bitcoin's price remains below its all-time high due to massive shorting by hedge funds, which may indicate a strategic carry trade involving futures and spot market price differences.

Experts suggest this dynamic could lead to a short squeeze, potentially driving Bitcoin prices higher.