Large investment fund Grayscale, subsidiary of Barry Silbert’s Digital Currency Group, has tweeted that as of May 28, the size of its crypto holdings has shrunk to $34.1 billion from $36.2 billion a day before.
Grayscale sees outflows of $2.1 billion in crypto
Grayscale Investments has tweeted that over the past twenty-four hours, the amount of crypto it holds has declined by a whopping $2.1 billion and the company now holds $34.1 billion instead of $36.2 on Thursday, May 27.
Data provided by the Bybt analytics platform shows that outflows from Grayscale crypto trusts have been happening not only in the past 24 hours or in the last week but also in the last month.
According to the table, it is mainly Bitcoin and major altcoins shared that are being withdrawn to the secondary markets, which investors are allowed to do after locking their funds with Grayscale for half a year.
The recently added cryptos (MANA, LPT, LINK, FIL and BAT), as well as Litecoin, are holding better, according to the data that covers the last 30 days.
Bitcoin fails to recover to $40,000
The flagship cryptocurrency has lost around 38 percent, falling from the peak of above $58,000 on May 1 to the $36,140 level at the time of writing.
This has been triggered by largely CO2 emission factor that it seems everyone has suddenly become aware of after Elon Musk’s tweet, in which he stated that Tesla stops accepting BTC as payment for its e-cars.
Then the Chinese government followed the suit with clamping down on crypto miners for the same reason and generally warning financial institutions against dealing with crypto-related businesses.
The most recent factor that has pushed Bitcoin down was the head of the Bank of Japan joining the chorus of other central bank governors in slamming Bitcoin for being volatile and its rare use as a means of payment.