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Less than 1% of staked ETH estimated to sell after Shanghai upgrade: Glassnode

Less than 1% of staked ETH estimated to sell after Shanghai upgrade: Glassnode

An estimated 170,000 Ether (ETH) of the total 18.1 million ETH staked on the Beacon Chain will be unlocked within the first week of the Shanghai hard fork being executed on Ethereum, Glassnode has predicted.

The figure will comprise 100,000 Ether ($190 million) staking rewards and 70,000 ETH in staked Ether ($133 million) hitting the market the on-chain intelligence platform predicted in its April 11 report.

Glassnode backed up its prediction by explaining that only 253 depositors are waiting to exit their stake and that a few mechanisms are in place to prevent a flood of Ether supply from hitting the market all at once.

The 253 exiting depositors own a total of 1,229 validators, while another 214 slashed validators will be forced out as soon as Shanghai is activated on Ethereum with Glassnode confident the hard fork will not have a “dramatic” impact on Ether’s price action:

“Even in the extreme case where the maximum amount of rewards and stake are withdrawn and sold, the sell-side volume still falls within the range of the average weekly exchange inflow volume.”

“Therefore, we conclude that even the most extreme case will have an acceptable impact on the price of ETH,” the firm added.

Data shared by Glassnode found that only 22% of the 253 exiting depositors are currently in profit too.

The types of organizations, size, age and profitability of each of the 253 exiting Ethereum validators. Source: Glassnode

Glassnode expects a large amount of Ether to be withdrawn from the crypto exchange Kraken after the legality of its staking services was challenged by the United States Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC).

It also anticipated that crypto lending platform Celsius may withdraw a large amount to sell its staked Ether as part of its bankruptcy proceedings.

However, it is unlikely that Kraken and Celsius will make these withdrawals as soon as Shanghai is activated, it said.

Approximately 11.2% of the Ether staked on the Beacon Chain is operated by Kraken’s staking service. Source: Glassnode

The average deposit price across all staked ETH is $2,136, down 12.7% from Ether’s current price of $1,865, which…

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