In an extraordinary announcement, one of American’s prominent investment firm Grayscale, said in a statement that the value of its digital assets holding has dramatically decreased to nearly $34 billion from $36 billion in a single day.
The company announced on its Twitter handle that in the last 24 hours, the amount of its crypto holding has shrunk by as much as $2 billion. Available data from Bybt shows that crypto outflows from the company’s trust have been ongoing for the past month.
The data further suggest that the leading crypto asset and other major altcoins were being transferred to the secondary market.
BTC Struggles to Regain Value
Bitcoin price has been struggling to regain its $40K mark after Tesla’s CEO Elon Musk took a hit at the asset over its energy consumption and called it a highly centralized virtual currency. Besides that, Musk’s electric car company also announced its decision to stop accepting BTC as a form of payment.
The recent downward trend of the world’s most famous token was also triggered by the continuing crackdown of the Chinese authorities on the local miners. Experts suggest that the energy consumption and its impact on the climate have prompted it to intensify its crackdown on miners. Another school of thought is of the opinion that it is because Beijing wants to promote its digital Yuan.
The governor of the Japanese national bank recently joined the ranks of BTC skeptics. He criticized the currency for its highly volatile nature and its rare use as a payment option across the world.