Crypto Exchanges Witness Fast Depletion of Ethereum Reserves January 15, 2021 January 15, 2021 Kelly Cromley http://1AZFjzw2#Nwf63pYaMWq#xIY
Ethereum NewsJanuary 15, 2021 by Kelly Cromley

Crypto Exchanges Witness Fast Depletion of Ethereum Reserves

In the last two days, the quantum of Ether possessed by cryptocurrency exchanges has plummeted.

Data provided by CryptoQuant data indicates that only 8.10 million ETH is currently held as reserves by centralized cryptocurrency exchanges.

The rate of movement of Ether out of cryptocurrency exchanges was pointed out by Nuggets News’ Alex Saunders, who pointed a 10% decline in reserves of Ether by centralized cryptocurrency exchanges as of January 14 i.e. a drop to 10 million Ether (ETH), from 11 million in a day. He forecasts exchanges to “run out of ETH in 10 days at current rate.”

Saunders, a few hours before, has also pointed out that the drop in Ether reserves had surged by another 20%. At such a rate, he expects centralized exchanges to be devoid of Ether in the next 48 hours.

Rest of the data providers also indicate that cryptocurrency exchange balance have dropped by 42.5% from the peak of 14.10 million recorded in the second-week of May 2020.

Data published by Glassnode shows that the reserves of Ether on centralized exchanges have never gone this much lower since July 2018. At the time of writing this article, only 7% of overall Ether in circulation is held by exchanges.

Saunders believes that the data signals a massive rally that will take Ether to a new all-time peak. Saunders stated:

Data provided by CryptoQuant indicates that Bitcoin reserves of cryptocurrency exchanges have declined by 21% since recording a peak of roughly three million in March last year. Nevertheless, the latest movement of Ether out of cryptocurrency exchanges surpasses the rate at which Bitcoin moved out of exchanges.

Bitcoin reserves declined merely 4.5% since October 21 in cryptocurrency exchanges. During the same period, price of Bitcoin rose by 230%, from about $12,000 to $40,000.

As per cryptocurrency market data provider Into The Block, Ether is signaling a bullish rally, with the imbalance in bid-to-ask volume rising by nearly 9%.

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