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This on-chain indicator may spell trouble for the 88% of Ethereum investors who are underwater

Data shows that a whopping 88 percent of Ethereum investors are currently underwater on their investment, with the crypto’s massive decline from its all-time highs leaving a trail of financial destruction in its wake. This figure, although already shockingly large, may balloon even more in the weeks ahead, as some grim on-chain data suggests that ETH may be positioned to see some further bearishness in the days and weeks ahead. The number of Ethereum “bagholders” just keeps growing: 88% are at a loss Data from on-chain research and analytics firm IntoTheBlock elucidates an interesting trend when it comes to Ethereum investors’ profitability. Currently 88 percent of the crypto’s investors are at a loss, with only 12 percent acquiring their cryptocurrency at below its current price. Global In/Out of the Money of Ethereum (Image Courtesy of IntoTheBlock)This statistic, when put in contrast with Ethereum’s macro price action, isn’t too surprising, as the second-largest cryptocurrency by market cap has declined significantly from its early-2018 highs of over $1,400 that was set at the peak of the bull market. After facing a violent downtrend after tapping these highs, ETH reeled to lows of $80 in December of 2018 before once again revisiting the $80 region just a few weeks ago. With this turbulent price action in mind, it’s clear that the only Ethereum investors who are currently profitable are those who bought the crypto’s recent lows and those who entered positions before the insane 2017 bull run. Another striking statistic relating to the crypto’s embattled investors is the fact that nearly 4 million ETH addresses – roughly 10 percent of the total number of existing addresses – acquired their tokens at between $714 and $1,340. This grim on-chain data suggests the number of unprofitable ETH holders may soon grow Another set of key data elucidates an alarming trend when it comes to the number of large transactions that have occurred on Ethereum’s blockchain, with th...
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