Bitcoin [BTC]: Will increasing Taproot adoption boost prices?
- Bitcoin Taproot adoption boomed as there was a 5% increase.
- Miners faced the heat as selling pressure increased.
The recent increase in Bitcoin [BTC] Taproot adoption gave hope to holders. Notably, on 9 February, the adoption rate of Bitcoin’s Taproot had surpassed 5%. This increase in Taproot adoption, combined with other key metrics, suggested a positive outlook for Bitcoin.
Bitcoin Taproot adoption has breached 5% for the first time ever? pic.twitter.com/lxezIbkObj
— Will Clemente (@WClementeIII) February 8, 2023
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Taproot is an upgrade to improve the privacy, scalability, and security of Bitcoin. It introduced new signature schemes and a flexible transaction structure, making transactions more efficient and private. The growing adoption of Bitcoin Taproot could improve the possibility of BTC growing its presence soon.
Another positive for Bitcoin during this period was the number of non-zero addresses on the Bitcoin network. These addresses reached an all-time high of 43.8 million, according to data provided by Glassnode. The high number of active addresses suggested that more people were using and holding onto their Bitcoin.
There was also a decrease in selling pressure observed.
According to data from CryptoQuant, exchange reserves have declined over the past week. The decrease in exchange reserves indicated lower selling pressure, which was a positive sign for the market.
However, one factor that could increase selling pressure was miner behavior. Miners could sell their holdings if they were facing declining balances and decreased revenue. According to Glassnode’s data, the miner balance declined materially over the past month, reaching a one-month low of 1.8 million at press time.
Previous 1-month low of 1,823,291.941 was observed on 23 January 2023
— glassnode alerts (@glassnodealerts) February 9, 2023
Looking on chain
If the miner revenue continued to fall, the miners would be forced to sell their BTC to be profitable. Another factor that would increase the selling pressure on miners would be the declining revenue generated by them.
However, the declining MVRV ratio of Bitcoin suggested that BTC holders won’t be selling their positions soon. A decline in the MVRV ratio suggested that fewer BTC holders could make a profit if they sold their positions.
Even though most addresses holding BTC are short-term investors, as suggested by the negative long/short ratio, it appeared that all the investors were willing to wait to sell their holdings for a profit.
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During this period, the Open Interest for Bitcoin also increased. As Open Interest increased, it indicated more liquidity and attention coming to the Bitcoin derivatives market. However, an increased Open Interest also brought with it extra volatility.
With factors both for and against it, only time will tell which direction BTC will go in the future.