Three months ago, there were 441,546 wrapped or synthetic bitcoins on the Ethereum and Binance Smart Chain worth $17.45 billion using exchange rates on April 24, 2022. Since then, that number has dropped by 53,582 synthetic bitcoins and today the number of wrapped or bonded bitcoins is approximately 387,964 worth $8.81 billion in value.
In the last few years the use of wrapped, bonded or synthetic bitcoins has increased a great deal and earlier this year there were close to half a million synthetic bitcoins held on the Binance Smart Chain (BSC) and Ethereum (ETH) blockchains.
A great majority of these types of tokens stem from the Wrapped Bitcoin (WBTC) project as the ERC20’s market cap is the 18th largest among 13,373 crypto assets. At press time, WBTC has a circulating supply of around 236,882 wrapped bitcoins with a valuation of around $5.38 billion today.
While 53,582 synthetic bitcoins have been erased from aggregate of Ethereum-based tokens and most of the reduction stemmed from WBTC. Although, Dune Analytics’ metrics indicate that HBTC, and RENBTC saw declines during the last 90 days.
HBTC saw a high of 39,870 on May 15, 2022, and today, the number of HBTC in circulation is 38,970. Currently, the aggregate number of synthetic or wrapped bitcoins on both BSC and ETH represents around 1.847% of BTC’s 21 million supply cap. The number of synthetic or wrapped bitcoins on Ethereum alone equates to 1.344%, which means the current supply of BTCB in existence represents 0.503% of BTC’s capped supply.
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