Bitcoin Whales Bought the Dip, On-Chain Data Shows

Bitcoin Whales Bought the Dip, On-Chain Data Shows

Whales took advantage of falling Bitcoin prices to accumulate, on-chain data from GlassNode reveals.

HODLers Bought the Dip When BTC/USD Fell Below $44k

On Feb 28, the Bitcoin price cratered below $44k, forcing some traders to liquidate their positions and book profits.

Amid the panic, whales were buoyant and confident, scooping BTC at a discount.

According to GlassNode, there was a sharp spike in the illiquid supply of Bitcoin, indicating the shift of ownership from hot traders to more conservative HODLers.

Interestingly, although the number of whales—or illiquid supply of Bitcoin, is lower than January’s, the expansion of the number of addresses traditionally holding–especially at the recent contraction– suggests general market confidence.

In return, this could see the Bitcoin price recover from February lows towards $58k.

The Institutional Push

At the tail-end of February, MicroStrategy, and Square, as BTCManager reported, cumulatively bought over $1.17 billion of BTC.

Their involvement and support from CEOs, especially Michael Saylor, is a net positive not only for the ecosystem but as a means of outreach. They both have a considerable following.

Coinciding with their accumulation is the Federal Reserve (FED) re-affirmation that the economy is weak and needs fiscal support.

Accordingly, despite inflation fears and more administration of the Coronavirus vaccine, the United States government will release an additional $1.9 trillion over several years to prime the economy.

In return, this will most likely force inflation higher towards the two percent target—or higher in the coming months.

Citi: Bitcoin May Become an International Trade Currency

The minting of money out of thin air cements Bitcoin’s true value proposition. In a recent report, Citi Bank—a global bank, said Bitcoin might evolve to dominate international trade.

An extract from the report reads:

“A focus on global reach and neutrality could see bitcoin become an international trade currency. This would take advantage of Bitcoin’s decentralized and borderless design, its lack of foreign exchange exposure, its speed and cost advantage in moving money, the security of its payments, and its traceability.”

As per a BTCManager report, Google Finance now tracks select cryptocurrencies, including Bitcoin.

Dalmas Ngetich

Dalmas is a very active blockchain and cryptocurrency content creator and highly regarded Technical Analyst. He is a Mechanical Engineer by profession and an activeTrader, whose first encounter with Bitcoin was in 2015—and by accident. Ever since, it has been an exciting journey where life-long friendships have been forged, and careers made and strengthened.