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Millions of Bitcoin Untouched for a Decade, Analysts Predict Rise in Lost Coins

Millions of Bitcoin Untouched for a Decade, Analysts Predict Rise in Lost Coins

Willy Woo, a prominent on-chain analyst, recently revealed that many Bitcoins (BTC) have remained inactive for over a decade.

In a message to his Twitter followers, he stated that the amount of BTC that hasn’t moved since 2013 is now worth more than $60.75 billion.

Woo added that approximately 2.6 million coins haven’t been touched for ten years.

“2.6 million coins right now haven’t moved in 10 yrs.

Chainalysis estimated 3.7 million coins were lost (2020 study).

Let’s see if this is supported in a few years, should climb to more than 3.7m coins by 2030.” 

His findings come as fellow on-chain analyst Will Clemente highlighted that the amount of Bitcoin remaining inactive for more than ten years is now greater than that held on cryptocurrency exchanges.

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Clemente also noted that the number of Bitcoin network users is increasing, which he views as a positive signal.

Meanwhile, analytics firm Santiment has reported a trend of BTC being withdrawn from crypto exchanges, leading to a decline in Bitcoin and Ethereum (ETH) supply in these exchanges.

At the time of writing Bitcoin is trading for $23,800 with a 1.75% increase in the past 24 hours and a $24.38 billion volume.

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