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FTX debacle sees Nansen take stock of major exchange onchain holdings

Blockchain analytics firm Nansen has released an overview of major cryptocurrency exchanges’ onchain asset holdings and portfolios in the wake of FTX’s collapse.

The collapse of cryptocurrency exchange FTX has put industry peers under the microscope with calls for transparent accounts of token holdings and assets under management.

Major cryptocurrency exchanges like Binance, Huobi, OKX and Crypto.com have made efforts to share details of their assets and portfolios to assuage the wider space. This comes after investor confidence has been shaken, with users across the ecosystem moving Bitcoin (BTC) and other tokens off exchanges to avoid potential contagion from the FTX fallout.

Blockchain analytics platform Nansen provides industry insights and is known for its wallet labeling features that track addresses across multiple blockchains. In a series of Tweets posted on Nov. 15, Nansen listed seven major exchanges, their relevant portfolios and explanatory statements of accounts.

Related: Bitfinex CTO releases proof of reserves amid FTX bankruptcy fiasco

The assets and net worth of the exchanges is the sum of holdings in wallet addresses provided by the firms on blockchains that Nansen monitors. The analytics platform also notes that the figures are not an “exhaustive or complete statement of the actual assets/reserves held.”

The exchanges accounted for include Binance, Crypto.com, OKX, KuCoin, Deribit, Bitfinex and Huobi.

Binance, widely regarded as the largest global exchange by transaction volume, holds around $64.3 billion worth of assets across the Bitcoin, Ethereum, TRON and BNB blockchains. This eclipses the other exchanges by a substantial amount.

3/ @binance portfolio: https://t.co/mdsVyJNKYZ

Current holdings: $64.3B (removed Binance Bridge pegged tokens, only include their original assets)

Chains:#Bitcoin#Ethereum#Tron#BNBChain

Binance statement:https://t.co/BpTv4wpQwO pic.twitter.com/cgrP2MXh4s

— Nansen (@nansen_ai) November 15, 2022

Bitfinex has the second largest asset holdings in reserve of the seven exchanges according to data provided by the company. $8.23 billion of assets are held across the Bitcoin, Ethereum, Polygon, TRON, Solana, Acala, Avalanche, Cosmos, Fantom, Near, Terra and Terra Classic blockchains.

9/ @HuobiGlobal portfolio: https://t.co/ck3ML981rz

Current holdings: $3.31B

Chains:#Bitcoin#Ethereum#Polygon#TRON#Solana#Avalanche#Cosmos

Huobi’s statement: https://t.co/vBf7Y2V4Nc pic.twitter.com/vcM6xoaXfQ

— Nansen (@nansen_ai) November 15, 2022

Huobi’s assets amount to a traced $3.3 billion across eight different chains. OKX reportedly holds $5.84 billion in cryptocurrency assets across the Bitcoin, Ethereum, Polygon, Arbitrum, TRON and Avalanche blockchains. 

5/ @okx portfolio: https://t.co/fkfUzbAusT

Current holdings: $5.84B

Chains:#Bitcoin#Ethereum#Polygon#Arbitrum#TRON#Avalanche

OKX’s statement:https://t.co/jmEfmntgg3 pic.twitter.com/1TYCRfErrn

— Nansen (@nansen_ai) November 15, 2022

Crypto.com holds an estimated $2.36 billion in assets across seven chains. KuCoin addresses account for $2.65 billion in assets on eight different blockchains and Deribit holds around $1.46 billion worth of assets on the Bitcoin, Ethereum and Solana blockchains.

Nansen co-founder and CEO Alex Svanevik told Cointelegraph that the firm is planning to publish preliminary findings on the FTX situation this week. Nansen previously unpacked onchain findings after the cataclysmic collapse of the Terra ecosystem in May 2022.

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