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Amid crypto fall, almost 30,000 Bitcoin millionaires wiped out in last 3 months

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Almost 30,000 Bitcoin millionaires have been depleted in the last three months as the volatile cryptocurrency has plummeted from $69,000 in November to nearly $36,000 (as of Thursday) due to regulatory scrutiny and geopolitical unrest.

According to data obtained by the financial news portal Finbold, the number of Bitcoin addresses holding more than $1 million decreased by 28,186, or 24.26 percent, between October and January.

Over the last three months, the Bitcoin-rich list has plummeted.

“Wallets holding over $100,000 have dropped 30.04 per cent from 505,711 to 353,763. The number of addresses with $1 million and above dropped 23.5 per cent from 105,820 to 80,945. Wallets holding over $10 million and above also registered a drop of 32.08 per cent from 10,319 to 7,008,” the report mentioned.

The drop in the Bitcoin rich list corresponds to the asset’s increased volatility in recent weeks.

“A combination of factors such as regulatory scrutiny, turbulent markets, geopolitical unrest, and Covid combined with having an adverse effect on the asset’s performance. However, despite the volatile start to the year, a number of analysts continue to laud the asset as a hedge against rising inflation,” the report elaborated.

Because of the rapid decline in the value of Bitcoin since the beginning of the year, the number of liquidations has increased in recent weeks, with $372 million in long positions in the perpetual market across all exchanges liquidated in just one day, January 22.

“Given the anonymous nature of the world’s most valuable digital asset, it is difficult to identify the individuals who possess the addresses in question,” the report said.


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While studying economics, Brendan found himself comfortably falling down the rabbit hole of restaurant work, ultimately opening a consulting business and working as a private wine buyer. On a whim, he moved to China, and in his first week following a triumphant pub quiz victory, he found himself bleeding on the floor based on his arrogance. The same man who put him there offered him a job lecturing for the University of Wales in various sister universities throughout the Middle Kingdom. While primarily lecturing in descriptive and comparative statistics, Brendan simultaneously earned an Msc in Banking and International Finance from the University of Wales-Bangor. He's presently doing something he hates, respecting French people. Well, two, his wife and her mother in the lovely town of Antigua, Guatemala.

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