Almost $360M in BTC Moved to Ether in October

November 11, 2020


Ether is still one of the most popular off-chain locations for bitcoins or BTC as the total amount of tokenized bitcoin hit 150,000 BTC or $2.05B at the end of October, up 21% since September.


The development has eased back fundamentally, notwithstanding, since the decentralized finance or DeFi furor that topped close to the furthest limit of the third quarter. As per information from Dune Analytics, almost $360 million worth of bitcoins was tokenized in October, altogether not exactly the $737 million tokenized in September.


The largest tokenized bitcoin project, Wrapped Bitcoin or WBTC is controlling almost 80% of the market, minted over 26,000 ERC-20 bitcoin-backed tokens in October. Also, over 56,000 new wrapped bitcoins were issued in September.


The essential purpose behind the slower development was a lofty decrease in yield-cultivating productivity from September’s top, as per Ryan Watkins, bitcoin (BTC, +0.51%) expert at Messari. Both Curve and Uniswap ranches were huge drivers of development, Watkins stated. The two yields have fallen altogether since September’s pinnacle.


Prominently, the movement of tokenization actually dominated the pace of mining issuance for the third sequential month, despite the fact that October’s edge was altogether more modest than August’s or September’s. As indicated by Coin Metrics, 26,256 BTC were mined in October, while 26,267 BTC were tokenized during a similar period. 


More modest tokenized bitcoin projects likewise delighted in a huge development in October, most outstandingly tBTC, re-dispatched by Thesis in late September, as CoinDesk detailed. Within the main month of its relaunch, tBTC’s flexibly of bitcoin-upheld tokens arrived at an estimation of over $10 million. Clients additionally stamped and consumed more than 5,000 BTC during a similar period.


As per Dune Analytics, currently, the current supply of all the tokenized BTC is almost 152,000 BTC, worth about $2.5B and up by over 18,000% since January.


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