The whale transfer did not cause a substantial rise in deployed Ether deposits. The off-exchange supply of ETH was ten times the supply on the exchange.
A whale transferred for 16,000 Ethereum [ETH] from Binance to the Binance Beacon Chain on July 21, Whale Alert revealed.
— Whale Alert (@whale_alert) July 21, 2023
How many Worth 1,10,100 ETHs today?
Originally launched in 2020, the Beacon Chain serves as the consensus layer of the Ethereum network while also being responsible for the validation of newly created blocks.
Although not as popular as Lido Finance [LDO] and Coinbase, Binance rebranded Beacon Chain for ETH staking in April. In a statement released the same month, the exchange noted that Wrapped Beacon ETH (WBETH) would be the new liquid staking token.
At the time, the exchange had also noted that the value of WBETH would increase in line with the daily annual percentage rate (APR) of ETH staking.
That’s why this whale transfer suggests that the exchange’s decision may have improved staking on the platform.
Santiment’s data shows that Ether deposits on the Beacon chain have not had a stable direction. At the time of writing, deposits had dropped to 10,900 ETH. This implies that, despite the whale transfer, the general interest in committing ETH and validating transactions has not been impressive.
Despite the decrease in deposits, withdrawals did not follow with an increase. At the time of writing, Ether is retreating to the beacon chain stood at 2,784 ETH.
When comparing both deposits and withdrawals, one can conclude that validators were more convinced of the long-term value of ETH wagering than of short-term performance.
However, it is worth noting that most of the ETH and staked Ether deposits were not on exchanges. According to Santiment, the supply of ETH on exchanges was 11.14 million. On the other hand, the supply outside the exchanges was ten times greater exchange offer.
At 113.52 million, the off-exchange supply showed that participants prefer to hold ETH in-house or wager on decentralized platforms.
Meanwhile, ETH is seven days circulation had dropped. At the time of writing, circulation had dropped to 2.08 million.
Realistic or not, here it is The market cap of ETH in BTC terms
Circulation shows the number of unique coins or tokens used over a period of time. If the circulation had increased, it would mean that there was a lot of ETH involved in transactions.
But as circulation decreased, it means that not as much ETH was being used as a few weeks ago. At the time of writing, the price of ETH was $1,889, down 5.20% in the past seven days.
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