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Bitcoin HODLer count hits 5-year high amid price rebound

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Addresses with balances of at least 1,000 BTC registered a sizable uptick recently, while addresses holding at least 10,000 BTC registered a large spike as well.

Bitcoin HODLer count hits 5-year high amid price rebound

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  • Bitcoin bulls kicked up some dust as the market showed signs of accumulation.
  • BTC could secure enough momentum to propel away from ascending support.

There’s no doubt that Bitcoin [BTC] and the rest of the crypto market have experienced a phase of relatively low volatility in the last few weeks. The longer this continues, the greater the likelihood of explosive volatility. But in which direction will the market sway?

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Let’s start by looking into the latest findings regarding Bitcoin holders. According to recent Glassnode findings, the BTC amount of lost or HODLed coins are now at a new 5-year high. But does this mean that Bitcoin’s bullish momentum is rallying?

The amount of HODLed or lost BTC was at 7.8 million Bitcoins at press time. The fact that BTC holders are opting to HODL is a good sign for the bulls. This may explain why its sell pressure has been limited.

However, it is not the only sign favoring a bullish outcome.

Whale are finally warming up to Bitcoin

A look at whale activity revealed that Bitcoin’s demand has been improving as of late. For example, addresses with balances of at least 1,000 BTC registered a sizable uptick from 6 to 10 August. Even more impressive was that addresses holding at least 10,000 BTC registered a large spike between 7 – 10 August.

This confirmed that whales were once again accumulating BTC.

Bitcoin whale address activity

Source: Glassnode

Whales have a considerable impact on asset prices, hence growing demand from whales could result in more upside. Interestingly, these findings occurred at a noteworthy point in Bitcoin’s price action.

The cryptocurrency’s price action has been trading within a support and resistance bound upward channel. Bitcoin’s price weakness recently led to a retest of the ascending support line.

We have since seen Bitcoin regain a bit of bullish momentum in line with the recent whale accumulation. BTC exchanged hands at $29,502 at the time of writing.

Bitcoin price action

Source: TradingView

Bitcoin’s MFI indicator confirmed the resurgence of bullish momentum. However, only a slight uptick was observed recently, hence indicating that bullish momentum is still low.

The derivatives segment also demonstrated similar optimism. Both futures and options Open Interest recently bounced back after previously declining in July.

Bitcoin derivatives open interest

Source: Glassnode

How much are 1,10,100 BTCs worth today?

The above findings confirmed that Bitcoin was swaying in favor of the bullish side. In addition, the regulatory environment has been gradually improving and there is more to come.

El Salvador is one of the countries that has played a key role in paving the path for regulatory structure.


Michael is a full-time journalist at AMBCrypto. He has 5 years of experience in finance and forex and more than two years as a writer in the crypto and blockchain segments. Michael's writing at AMBCrypto is primarily focused on cryptocurrency market news and technical analysis. His interests include motorcycles and exotic cars.
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