As Bitcoin (BTC) continues to flirt around $19,000, investors are at a crucial junction to decide whether to buy or sell. Although the institutional developments suggest a buy, the inflow data at the exchange by the Bitcoin whales suggest otherwise.
On-Chain Data From Santiment Shows Drop In Wallets Holdings Large BTC Quantity
Popular on-chain crypto data provider Santiment has also hinted at the recent whale action. Despite the huge bullish sentiment among retail investors, whales are ready to realize profits.
Data from Santiment suggests that the number of addresses holding between 10K-100K BTC has significantly dropped over the last month. Since November 18, whales have either left the network or have redistributed their tokens.
Also, the Bitcoin (BTC) and the overall cryptocurrency market looks bearish and under pressure at the moment. Another data from Santiment suggests a decline in the combined balance of wallets holding a small quantity of BTC. It suggests a downward trend in retail holders just at the time when institutions are accumulating.
There’s also a constant decline in Bitcoin (BTC) trading volumes from the month of November. During the last month of the Bitcoin bull run, the BTC trading volumes peaked at around $60 billion. The daily trading volumes have now dropped below $25 billion. It looks like BTC traders and investors are more skeptical at this stage and hints that a breakthrough past $20,000 looks difficult at this stage.
Houbi Bitcoin [BTC] Inflow Rising, Are Miners And Whales Getting Ready to Sell?
Several off-chain and on-chain data points suggest that whales are coming in huge numbers to liquidate their BTC holdings. Crypto analyst Ki-Young-Ju has been tracking the whale movement much recently. The All Exchange Inflow Mean has reached 144-block MA.
On the other hand, the very recent developments suggest that the Asian BTC whales are making massive deposits at the Huobi exchange. Analysts Ju predicts that it won’t be safe to go long at this point. Rather, investors can wait for the whales to drive the prices. “Don’t buy the f*cking dip Too many $BTC whales on exchanges” he adds.