The Shanghai and Capella upgrades, collectively known as Shapella, which enabled unstaking for the first time since ETH staking was introduced in December 2020, went live last week — precisely on April 12.
In general, the Ethereum network has seen withdrawals in the last five days, taken from the date of the Shapella upgrade. Colin Wu of Wu Blockchain reports that the total amount of Ethereum withdrawn as of April 17 at 10:00 a.m. UTC+8 surpassed 1 million, while 368,000 ETH were deposited.
As of 10:00 UTC+8 on April 17, after the Shanghai upgrade, the total amount of Ethereum withdrawn exceeded 1 million, and 368,000 were deposited. Currently, the number of Ethereum waiting to be withdrawn is 892,000; Kraken regulatory factor and Huobi shareholders change are main… pic.twitter.com/7lUIYAnJ7j— Wu Blockchain (@WuBlockchain) April 17, 2023
Wu reported that the number of Ethereum waiting to be withdrawn is 892,000, with Kraken and Huobi contributing more to the pressure. Lido Exchange, which holds 33% of staked ETH, has not yet opened withdrawals.
On-chain analytics firm Lookonchain provides an in-depth analysis of the ETH withdrawals, including the amount truly sold off and the amount restaked.
2.— Lookonchain (@lookonchain) April 17, 2023
A total of 1,024,099 $ETH ($2.15B) has been withdrawn.
Here are the top 15 withdrawal addresses:👇
- 3 addresses re-staked $ETH after withdrawal, with a total of 19,844 $ETH.
- 3 addresses transferred $ETH to CEX after withdrawal, with a total of 71,444 $ETH. pic.twitter.com/CZ7zJXv3tm
According to Lookonchain, a total of 1,024,099 ETH worth $2.15 billion have been withdrawn. Of this, Lookonchain finds that 158,592 ETH worth $333 million were sold off after the Shapella upgrade.
Meanwhile, some addresses restaked ETH after withdrawing, with a total of 34,198 ETH worth $72 million staked.
Here's how ETH price reacted
Following the Shapella upgrade last week, the price of Ethereum (ETH) has remained stable. Ethereum surpassed the $2,000 threshold, peaking at $2,142 on April 16.
Since reaching a low of $1,369 on March 10, Ether has been steadily increasing in value. At the time of writing, ETH had increased slightly over the previous 24 hours to $2,083.
The Ethereum blockchain's successful upgrade provided better-than-anticipated Ether price movement. The market, however, continues to keep a look out on the Ethereum price to see if profit-taking ensues.