in 48 hours we may have seen a few 10’s of thousands. Could even be 10K at most. And not all are totally lost. Some/most are on an exchange which then owns them and will use them as they see fit.
Also some claim lost because it takes too long in their estimation to transfer to the safex wallet. And few come back to say that the coins arrived.
So no not that many. We’ve seen people talk about 1000 coins as a lot. So unless people quote the exact amount then don’t take it as a lot.
Remember as far as this discussion is concerned it is lost forever not lost to an exchange or another person. And lost forever mentioned in this forum is very small.
In any case lost coins are not a problem. Not unless its like 70+%
Why? Because the market adjusts for lost coins (even our dividends) because the coins can never be put up for sale the markets then see scarcity and the price goes way up when coins are scarcer. Take bit coin with millions lost/unusable/locked and it is not suffering in price.
tl;dr lost coins means they are scarcer to get and the price reflects this scarcity by going up. So no its not a problem unless its like 75% or more that are lost.