Four days after the Ethereum (ETH) Shapella upgrade, more than 1 million ETH has been withdrawn, according to beaconcha.in data.
According to the data, 1.04 million ETH has been withdrawn from the 491,037 processed withdrawals. The highest withdrawal was processed on April 15 when validators removed 392,8012 ETH from the Beacon Chain.
On other days, over 150,000 ETH were withdrawn, respectively.
Meanwhile, more ETH will be withdrawn over the coming days. According to Token Unlocks, 866,850 ETH valued at $1.81 billion are awaiting withdrawal from 471,370 validators.
Lido tops withdrawals
According to Nansen’s dashboard, Lido DAO is responsible for most withdrawals. The liquid staking platform accounts for 25% of all withdrawals processed.
It is followed by Binance — which has withdrawn 84,145 staked ETH, equating to 8.11% of withdrawn ETH. Other centralized entities like bankrupt lender Celsius, Figment, and Satofishi are also among the top addresses that have withdrawn their staked tokens.
Centralized exchanges dominate pending withdrawals
Meanwhile, centralized exchanges — Kraken, Coinbase, Binance, and Gemini — dominate the platforms awaiting withdrawals of their staked ETH.
CryptoSlate previously reported that these platforms account for 78% of the entities waiting to withdraw their staked Ethereum. As of press time, these platforms want to withdraw 736,500 ETH.
Recent regulatory troubles in the United States are forcing these platforms to withdraw their assets to remain in compliance with the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC).
Over 380,000 ETH have been deposited since Shapella upgrade
Since the Shanghai hard fork, staked ETH balance has declined by 3.8% to 17.3 million ETH despite investors depositing 380,420 ETH, according to Token Unlocks.
This means there has been a net decline of 657,570 ETH ($1.36 billion) in staked ETH as of press time.
Meanwhile, Lookonchain reported that some addresses withdrawing their staked ETH immediately re-staked them. According to the on-chain sleuth, three wallets out of the top 15 withdrawal addresses re-staked 19,844 ETH.
Lookonchain further pointed out that some addresses withdrawing their assets were also selling them. The investigator highlighted three wallets that sent 71,444 ETH to unnamed centralized exchanges.
ETH has been one of the best-performing digital assets since the Shapella upgrade. The cryptocurrency increased by more than 12% over the past week and pulled the broader market into a green run.
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