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Bitcoin holders are not backing off despite challenges, here’s the proof

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Mid to large size Bitcoin holders expanded their combined holdings to 15.2 million, the largest since January 2022.

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  • More than 71,000 coins were pocketed by the cohort in the last six weeks.
  • BTC clawed back towards the $27,000 region after hitting $28,000 earlier in the week.

Despite tepid market sentiment, Bitcoin [BTC] holders were not letting go of any opportunity to add to their stacks.

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Bitcoin accumulation goes unabated

Wallets holding between 1-10,000 BTCs upped their accumulation game over the past six weeks, according to data from on-chain analytics firm Santiment. More than 71,000 coins were pocketed by the mid to large size user cohort in the said time period.

With the latest grab, the total supply in the control of this group hit 15.2 million, the largest since January 2022. In fact, the holdings were within striking distance of the all-time high of 15.29 million, set during the bull market’s top in November 2o21.

Source: Santiment

Bullish on Bitcoin’s long-term outlook?

The unrelenting appetite for Bitcoin was fueled by belief in its fundamental value. On the price front, the king coin has remained range bound for majority of 2023. However, investors’ attention has shifted from wild intraday movements to an asset that could bring long-term stability.

Furthermore, it is a well-known strategy in which long-term investors use bear market lows to accumulate fundamentally strong assets.

One could argue that this trend mainly represented comparatively big investors who had enough wherewithal to easily purchase Bitcoins. However, this was not true.

Data from Santiment revealed that addresses between 0-0.1 BTC, often dubbed as retail investors or general public, grew steadily since the start of 2o23. This underlined a palpable confidence in Bitcoin ownership.

Source: Santiment

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A look at BTC’s price move

At the time of writing, BTC exchanged hands at $27,649.03, up marginally from its value 24 years ago, as per Santiment. During the week, the king coin topped $28,000 for the first time in more than six weeks. 

However, the ecstasy was short-lived as BTC clawed back towards the $27,000 region after a few trading hours. Most market participants have pinned their hopes on developments around spot Bitcoin ETFs for a meaningful impact on the price.

Source: Santiment

Meanwhile, in line with earlier observations, BTC’s Supply on Exchanges continued to plummet. At about 1.12 million, just about 5.74% of BTC’s circulating supply was available for trading.


Aniket Verma works as a journalist at AMBCrypto. Contrary to most who are primarily interested in merely tracking price movements of cryptos, his focus is on examining the niche intersection between cryptocurrencies and traditional finance. A so-so Bitcoin maximalist, Aniket has a strong disdain for memecoins and the unfounded frenzy they seem to generate every market season. Coming from a strong engineering background, Aniket previously worked as a Content Manager for TV9 Network. Before his stint over there, he was an Associate Multimedia News Producer at Reuters.
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