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Here's How Bitcoin's Supply Changed in 2021: Corporate Treasuries, Wrapped BTC and Exchanges' Investment Vehicles

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Thu, 23/12/2021 - 14:43
Here's How Bitcoin's Supply Changed in 2021: Corporate Treasuries, Wrapped BTC and Exchanges' Investment Vehicles
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In a weekly report, Arcane Research has shared the key Bitcoin trends for the year 2021. One of them is the supply shift toward the Ethereum network.

Wrapped BTC and Ethereum Network

Thanks to the creation of the wrapping technology, Bitcoin was able to become part of the Ethereum network despite functioning on a completely different blockchain. Thanks to the technology, users are able to make the trading and swapping process with BTC significantly easier.

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Wrapped BTC is fully tied to the original asset and does not require any technical knowledge on the part of the user. The asset became even more popular in 2021 as traders shifted almost 1% of Bitcoin's circulating supply to the Ethereum network.

Corporate treasuries

Companies and corporations have decided to receive even more exposure to Bitcoin than previously with a 0.5% increase in cryptocurrency balances on the balance sheets of various companies.

Due to its impressive performance in 2021, Bitcoin has become one of the most pleasing assets to hold onto for both private investors and companies. In 2021, even more companies, like Microstrategy, stated they are either already holding or are just buying into the decentralized asset.

In addition to private companies, some countries have also decided to either become investors, as in El Salvador's, or hold confiscated funds for profit.

Exchange balances and investment products

With the further development of the decentralized finance sector, the exchange has become more than just a place to exchange digital assets into fiat. Some exchanges are currently offering their lending, borrowing and investing solutions to private investors.

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Financial products on exchanges have welcomed 0.69% of Bitcoin's circulating supply, while hot exchange wallets have "lost" 1.19% of the supply, which is tied to the cryptocurrency's price performance in 2021.

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