Connect with us
nairametrics
UBA ads

Cryptocurrency

$30 billion worth of BTCs disappears forever 

Data from Coinmarketcap shows that BTC is presently trading around the $9300 support levels.

Published

on

Bitcoin users rise in Nigeria despite Senate, CBN campaign against it, Nigerians losing millions to crypto fraud, Investing in cryptocurrencies in this economic shutdown, Bitcoin could hit above $100,000 by August 2021, Hedge funds, Institutional investors rush to have a stake in Bitcoin, An unknown Bitcoin whale moved $1.3 billion in few mins. Binance, Bitfinex Coinbase, Huobi, receive about 40% of all BTCs 

When access to a BTC wallet disappears, the BTC is lost forever. Data retrieved from Coincover, a British crypto analytic firm, showed that about 4 million BTCs are (worth some $30 billion at current prices) lost as a result of BTCs owners dying, and their next of kin not having access to such BTC wallet  

As BTCs and cryptos become more prominent in human daily activities, the volume of BTC being lost forever is more likely to surge  

UBA ADS

READ ALSO: 83% of BTCs addresses are smiling to the Bank 

“As bitcoin becomes more popular and its value continues to increase, considering how to manage it as part of an estate planning exercise is becoming increasingly difficult,” said David JanczewskiCoincover’s co-founder and chief executive, adding that, with bitcoin, “there’s no bank manager to ask, and no one can break in for you.” 

Explore useful research data from Nairametrics on Nairalytics

GTBank 728 x 90

What you need to know: Only 21 million BTCs are ever going to be produced in total, and presently, there are about 18.5 million BTCs in circulation. This shows a differential of about 2.5 million BTCs that are left to be produced. 

Meanwhile, data from Coinmarketcap shows that BTC is presently trading around the $9300 support levels, with a market capitalization of over $170 million dollars and the flagship cryptocurrency having a trading volume at around $13.8 billion, 

READ ALSO: There are now 13,173 BTC millionaires around the world

BTC transformed digital money by decentralizing this accounting process. Instead of a central figure that is responsible for making sure that their users’ transactions were always adding up, BTC works by sharing the account balances and transactions of every user across the globe in a pseudonymous form. 

first bank

Olumide Adesina is a French-born Nigerian. He is a Certified Investment Trader, with more than 15 years of working expertise in Investment Trading. A member of the Chartered Financial Analyst Society. Financial Market; Yale University, Behavioral Finance; Duke University. You can follow Olumide on twitter @tokunboadesina or email [email protected]

1 Comment

1 Comment

  1. Bello osagie

    July 14, 2020 at 6:01 am

    How do I invest in bitcoin. Is it profitable

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published.

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.

Cryptocurrency

Bitcoin whale transfers 92,857 BTC worth $1.1 billion

BTC whales have shown historically that they often determine the BTC trend.

Published

on

Data obtained from Whales Alert, a crypto analytic tracker, shows that a Bitcoin whale has moved 92,857 BTCs valued around N1.09 billion. The BTCs were transferred from one unknown wallet to another unknown wallet, on Thursday.

UBA ADS

Note that BTC whales are on the rise as Bitcoin approaches the $12,000 price level.

Data obtained from Coin360, another crypto analytic firm, have shown that the flagship currency is presently around the $12,000 price level, with a market capitalization of about $219.60 billion

READ ALSO: BTC whale moves 10,250 BTC valued at $95,000,000

GTBank 728 x 90

Why this is happening: Global investors and crypto-traders are now cashing in on some of their profits, as the crypto market is washed with cheap money coming from stimulus packages from global central banks.

While it is difficult to predict market movements, BTC whales have shown historically that they often determine the BTC trend.

READ: BTC whale moves 19,630 BTC valued at $185,000,000

Quick fact: At the BTC market, investors or traders who own large amounts of bitcoins are typically known as Bitcoin whales. This means that a BTC whale would be an individual or business entity (with a single Bitcoin address) owning around 1000 Bitcoins or more.

As BTC whales accumulate BTCs, bitcoin’s circulating supply reduces, and this can weaken any bearish trend bitcoin finds itself in. Meaning that over time, it’s possible that as BTC approaches its fixed supply of 21 million, the price of BTC will go up, with BTC’s present demand factored in.

READ ALSO: Gold settles at $1,985, records best monthly gain since 2016

app

The percentage of supply owned by entities holding less than 10 $BTC grew from 5.1% to 13.8% in 5 years, while the percent held by entities with 100-100k BTC declined from 62.9% to 49.8%.

BTC’s Daily Active Addresses continue to climb, and this will be a key fundamental factor in reaching price levels unseen in over two and a half years (January 2018).

beyondperception

Coronation ads
first bank
Continue Reading

Cryptocurrency

Ripple reports 1,760% surge in XRP sales in Q2 2020

The platform is an open-source platform that was created to allow quick and cheap transactions.

Published

on

Ripple, the leading crypto payment provider and owner of XRP, reported a rise in over-the-counter (OTC) XRP sales, according to its latest earnings result. In specific terms, Ripple sold $32.55 million of its XRP crypto-asset during Q2 2020, marking a 1,760% jump over Q1 2020 poor sales figures.

What is helping XRP sales?

UBA ADS

Digitization of global payments is the new norm in the world of Finance. XRP helps in curbing the additional costs related to sending cash payments and can be used as an alternative to pre-funding.

READ MORE: LINK, most profitable crypto-asset in 6 months, gains 451%

What you should know: Ripple (XRP) plays dual roles as a payment platform and a currency. It is an open-source platform that was created to allow quick and cheap transactions.

GTBank 728 x 90

Additional notable integrations from Q2 2020 include

Signum Bank, the first fully regulated crypto bank, added XRP to its highly regulated custody solution and financial platform. Also, Zero Hash integrated XRP to its settlement platform, allowing digital asset businesses to access U.S. markets. Zero Hash is a division of Seed CX, a registered CFTC swap execution facility and holder of a New York Department of Financial Services BitLicense.

READ MORE: Netflix adds 10.1 million paid users in Q2 2020, yet stock plunges more than 9%

Swisscom Blockchain, one of the largest telecommunications providers in Europe, successfully launched XRP on its DAPPI platform, enabling enterprise-grade access to the XRP Ledger for a wide array of use cases.
Mobile payments startup, Uphold, also completed the integration of XRP into its wallet.

first bank
Continue Reading

Cryptocurrency

Number of new Bitcoin wallets hit 3 year-high

BTC remained confidently above $10,000 throughout Week 31.

Published

on

BTC Whales, Bitcoin is scarce, entities, individuals hold for long term

Bitcoin, the world’s flagship cryptocurrency, is certainly attracting new entrants into its crypto-verse. This is because the number of unique entities appearing for the first time in BTC’s blockchain network is surging. According to Glassnode, this growth rate is the largest seen since late 2017.

READ MORE: QKC: fastest rising crypto asset in 30 days, gains 100%

UBA ADS

BTC’s Daily Active Address metric, one of the most indicative measurements of future price movement, continues to show improvement over time. August 3 marked the third occurrence of DAA reaching 1.08 million daily addresses since July 1.

READ MORE: Mysterious Bitcoin whale moves 15,022 BTCs worth $162 million

GTBank 728 x 90

What’s happening in the world’s most valuable crypto market?

Note that these three occurrences are the largest respective outputs since January 2018 (2.75 years ago). With this metric continuing to push higher, it will function as great validation that Bitcoin’s price is justified in retesting the $12,000 range sooner rather than later.

READ ALSO: Jim Ovia: From a clerk to founder of Nigeria’s most profitable bank

BTC has just indicated that the third largest token age consumed spike since April has taken place, indicating a potential short/mid-term price direction change and increased volatility. The last large spike, which occurred on July 27th, was indicative. Following a brief intermission, the rally rose again to $12, 000, before falling down once more. Now, with Bitcoin on a downward slope, this age consumed spike indicates a higher chance of things bouncing back up toward $12,000.

Explore Advanced Financial Calculators on Nairametrics

In the meantime, BTC remained confidently above $10,000 throughout Week 31. Also, Bitcoin’s on-chain fundamentals point to the beginning of a potential bull market, though external market forces could still impact this possibility.

app
first bank
Continue Reading
Advertisement
Advertisement
first bank
Advertisement
Advertisement
first bank
Advertisement
Heritage bank
Advertisement
beyondperception
Advertisement
devland
Advertisement
GTBank 728 x 90
Advertisement
Advertisement
financial calculator
Advertisement
deals book
Advertisement
app
Advertisement