- Capital outflows in the crypto industry reached $55 billion in August, according to a report released by crypto exchange Bitfinex.
- The analysis is based on the aggregate realized value metric, which measures the realized capital of Bitcoin (BTC) and Ether (ETH) with the combined supply from the top five stablecoins: Tether (USDT), USD Coin (USDC), Binance USD (BUSD), Dai (DAI), and TrueUSD (TUSD).
- About $55 billion was drained from the crypto markets over the past month.
- This capital outflow affected not only Bitcoin but also Ether and stablecoin liquidity.
- August was the largest red monthly candle for BTC since the bear market bottom was formed in November 2022, with a decrease of 11.29%.
- Event-based volatility has returned, where isolated events have a significant impact on prices and overall market movements.
- In August, a flash crash and Grayscale’s partial legal victory over the Securities and Exchange Commission had a significant impact on Bitcoin prices.
- The liquidity crunch in the market has allowed isolated events to have a bigger impact on market movements.
- Bitcoin open interest has outperformed the crypto markets due to increased institutional interest and wash trading on some exchanges.
- Ether futures and options have declined significantly in 2023, to $14.3 billion per day, a steep decline of almost 50% from the two-year average.
- Low liquidity patterns in the derivatives market mirror the trajectory seen in open interest across both futures and options.
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