Despite the recent market conditions that saw Bitcoin’s value dip below the critical $39,000 mark, large-scale BTC holders, often called ‘whales,’ have demonstrated their confidence in the flagship crypto.
Crypto analyst Ali has shed light on this development via a post on X, indicating that these major investors have capitalized on the recent price correction to augment their Bitcoin portfolios.
Ali’s analysis revealed that about 67 new entities have joined the elite group of Bitcoin holders who own more than 1,000 BTC, marking a 4.50% increase in such holdings within just two weeks.
— Ali (@ali_charts) January 30, 2024
This move by the whales goes against the prevailing market sentiment. Despite the price volatility and uncertainties that have gripped the broader crypto space, it suggests a bullish outlook from these major players.
Bitcoin Resilience And Recovery: Factors At Play
In stark contrast to its recent price slump, Bitcoin has shown resilience, charting a course of recovery. The cryptocurrency has witnessed a surge of over 10% in value over the past week, with a notable increase of 3.2% in the last 24 hours alone, bringing its trading price to approximately $43,412.
This upward trajectory is mirrored in the cryptocurrency’s trading volume, which has escalated from below $15 billion to over $24 billion in a single day, indicating renewed investor interest and market confidence.
The resurgence in Bitcoin’s price can be attributed to multiple factors, with the diminishing impact of Grayscale’s sell-off being a primary contributor.
Bloomberg analyst James Seyffart recently highlighted a milestone event where BlackRock’s Spot Bitcoin ETF, IBIT, nearly matched Grayscale’s GBTC regarding trading volume. This was a significant moment, as it marked the closest any spot Bitcoin ETF has come to challenging GBTC, which has long held the “liquidity crown” in the crypto spot ETF space.
The positive implications of this development for Bitcoin’s price are clear. With IBIT’s volume mainly consisting of inflows, it can potentially offset the outflow-dominated volume from GBTC.
Reduced Selling Pressure And Market Optimism
Notably, Grayscale’s conversion of GBTC to a spot Bitcoin ETF had been a key factor in Bitcoin’s drop below $39,000 in the past week, leading to a wave of sell-offs from GBTC investors.
However, recent trends indicate a cooling off among GBTC investors in their rush to take profits. BitMEX Research, in a post on X, pointed out that GBTC had registered its lowest daily outflow since its launch day, amounting to $192 million yesterday.
Bitcoin ETF Flow – Day 12
GBTC flow data out
— BitMEX Research (@BitMEXResearch) January 29, 2024
This declining trend in outflows signals a reduction in selling pressure in the Bitcoin market, contributing to the cryptocurrency’s price recovery.
Adding to the positive sentiment, Glassnode co-founders Jan Happel and Yann Allemann, known as Negentropic on X, have recently noted that Bitcoin’s recent rise above $42,200 has created substantial liquidity for long positions.
This situation suggests that Bitcoin is filling the liquidity void above the $42,000 mark, which could lead to volatility and market shifts. Negentropic points out that approximately $659 million in liquidations have already occurred.
If Bitcoin maintains its upward trajectory, it could trigger further liquidations amounting to $1 billion in short positions, potentially leading to a ‘short squeeze.’ This scenario, where short sellers are forced to exit their positions due to a rapid price increase, could catalyze further growth in Bitcoin’s value.
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