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The variety of BTC held on exchanges crashed 20% in 12 months


Lengthy-term accumulation and the growing reputation of DeFi yield protocols is siphoning Bitcoin away from centralized exchanges.

Knowledge from on-chain crypto data aggregator Glassnode signifies the variety of Bitcoin held on centralized exchanges has fallen by roughly 20% in 12 months.

The info suggests traders are accumulating BTC and withdrawing them from exchanges into chilly storage, making a provide crunch.

On March 6, Glassnode additionally shared knowledge revealing that cash bought throughout 2021 weren’t moved at a loss throughout the late February dip, in keeping with on-chain evaluation.

The agency’s “Hodlwaves” metric, which measures the time since cash have been final moved on-chain, additionally factors to growing accumulation exercise.  Hodlwaves knowledge revealed on Feb. 22 indicated 57% of Bitcoin’s provide has not moved in a couple of 12 months. Nevertheless, greater than one-third of mentioned BTC haven’t moved in additional than 5 years, suggesting that a good portion of the cash could have been misplaced.

The growing reputation of decentralized exchanges and DeFi yield protocols may additionally be driving the diminishing provide of BTC on centralized exchanges.

Evidencing robust demand for Bitcoin within the DeFi ecosystem, the full worth locked, or TVL, of BTC tokenization protocol Wrapped Bitcoin has elevated by greater than $1 billion for the reason that begin of March, in keeping with DeFi Llama.

Wrapped Bitcoin TVL: DeFi Llama