Approximately 100 billion in bitcoins are held on less than 1% of crypto-currency wallets, according to a new study by Diar 87% of all bitcoins are located at addresses with a balance above 10 BTC ( 63,760 at the rate on September 18), such wallets - 0,7% of the total, according to Diar research. Specialists have found out that most of the bitcoins belong to “whales”, on whose accounts there is a crypto currency of millions of dollars.
The order of 100 billion in bitcoins belongs to less than 1% of all existing addresses. At the same time, the total capitalization of the coin at the moment is 110 billion, and some of the digital money is lost forever. 55% of BTC are at user addresses with a balance of over 200 coins - about $ 1.26 million.
About a third of the crypto currency is in purses from which no outgoing transactions were made. This means that the owners did not transfer coins after purchase or receipt. Analysts stressed that some of them can be on the storage platforms for digital money trading. It is precisely known that the exchanges own bitcoins worth $ 4.2 billion.
Previously the bankrupt exchange Mt. Gox received approval for civil rehabilitation. In early 2019, it is due to pay creditors about 160,000 bitcoins worth about $ 1 billion, investor Kim Nelson believes that this could cause a drop in the value of digital assets.