Digital asset market lost $1B in the week of Aug. 15 Zeynep Geylan · 58 mins ago · 2 min read
The digital asset market saw small outflows of up to $9 million, totaling $1 billion. The current market size is 55% smaller than the year average.
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Digital asset investment products lost a total of $1 billion in small transactions of up to $9 million between Aug. 15 and Aug. 21, shrinking to 55% off the year average and the second lowest level of 2022, Coinshares’ weekly report indicates.
The majority of the losses came from the U.S., Germany, and Sweden. The countries recorded outflows of $10 million, $2.4 million, and $2.1 million, respectively. Small inflows were recorded from Brazil, with $2.5 million, and Switzerland, with $1.9 million.
Regardless of the inflows, the market fell to its second-lowest level of the year, indicating investors’ low participation level. Last week’s upwards price movement also might have kindled sales from investors looking for short-term gains.
Flows by assets
Bitcoin recorded its third consecutive outflow week, losing a total of $15 million between the 15th and 21st of August. The recorded outflows were $29 million and $21 million for the weeks of Aug. 8 to Aug. 14 and from Aug. 1 to Aug. 7, respectively. On the other hand, Short-Bitcoin recorded minor inflows of up to $0.2 million.
Ethereum, on the other hand, saw a turn in the negative sentiment and recorded inflows of up to $3 million. The asset has been closing the weeks at inflows since mid-June, which could reflect the merge. The nine-week inflows equate to $162 million.
Regarding other altcoins, Cardano recorded a small inflow of $0.5 million, while Solana ended the week with a $1.4 million outflow. Blockchain equities also showed parallelism to the overall outflow of the market, losing a total of $1.6 million.
Flows by region
While the overall market recorded losses, the numbers show different flows to and from exchanges based on their regions.
European exchanges recorded significant inflows totaling $20 million. Exchanges from North and South America, on the other hand, experiences outflows equating to $36 million last week.