- This is seen as bullish since it indicates that demand is high and supply is low.
- The current number of ETH on exchanges, 17.8M, is the most it’s been since July 2016.
The cryptocurrency exchanges’ Ether reserves have hit a five-year low. The current number of ETH on exchanges, 17.8 million, is the most it’s been since July of 2016, according statistics from Glassnode.
As of September 2022, the number of Ethereum tokens available on trading platforms has begun to decrease. The ensuing developments, including FTX’s insolvency two months later, damaged investor trust in centralized custodians, exacerbating the fall.
Price Surge Expected
This is less than 15% of the entire amount of ether on the Ethereum network. During the bull market of 2021, the exchange balance was reportedly at 26%. This kind of movement is seen as bullish since it indicates that demand is high and supply is low. In addition, there is not a great deal of ETH available on CEXs for instantaneous trading.
This month, however, staking has increased at the same time as ETH balances on exchanges have been falling. Since the beginning of May, the total number of staked ETH has climbed from 19.3 million (the number before the Shapella update) to over 21.3 million.
After three years, validators are now allowed to withdraw their staked Ether from the Beacon Chain. Thanks to an update implemented on April 12. An increase in the number of validators who have re-staked their ETH, resulting in a decrease in the supply of the token, is positive for the price.
Earlier this month, it was revealed that, in the week after the Shapella update, the number of Ether staked had surpassed the volume of the crypto-asset being withdrawn. Institutional staking service providers and investors reinvesting gains after withdrawal seem to be the primary drivers of the migration.