How many Bitcoin are lost forever? 4 Million ? What does this mean for the Bitcoin price?

According to a recent article in Fortune magazine, new research from Chainalysis, a digital forensics firm that studies the bitcoin blockchain, 3.79 million bitcoins are already gone for good based on a high estimate—and 2.78 million based on a low one.   Those numbers imply 17% to 23% of existing bitcoins are lost. The Chainalysis findings are significant because it is not speculative but they rely on a detailed empirical analysis of the blockchain, where all bitcoin transactions are recorded.   The inforgraphic shows a summary of the Bitcoin lost…

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