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December Ethereum ICO Treasury Withdrawals Hit Year-High

sludgefeed.com 21 December 2018 09:10, UTC
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Token projects that conducted initial coin offerings (ICOs) on the Ethereum (ETH) blockchain have rapidly liquidated their ETH holdings since June of this year.

According to a recent update by market research firm Diar, through the first 20 days of December, 390,800 ETH has been liquidated from ICO treasury wallets. This makes December the highest month of withdrawals this year.

#Ethereum ICO treasury withdrawals near 400k for December, the highest this year. More: https://t.co/nlVYQkYPYg pic.twitter.com/K3N7OE1kTO

— Diar (@DiarNewsletter) December 20, 2018

In January, more than 460,000 ETH was secured in ICO treasury wallets, with a total value of more than $6 billion prior to the massive drop-off in price. The current ETH balance stands at 3,085,376, which is roughly equal to $350 million.

Since January the average monthly withdrawal has been around 2.45%, but December’s total amounts to roughly 11.25% of the current holdings. November was previously the largest month of withdrawals this year thanks to an 82,000 ETH drawdown by Tezos (XTZ).


ETH is currently trading for $113.52, making it the third largest digital asset in the AltDex 100 Index (ALT100) with a market cap of $11.8 billion.

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