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Bitcoin records uptick as whales return: What this means for the king coin

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  • Bitcoin saw over 50,000 in Coin Days Destroyed.
  • The Aroon indicator, however, pointed to the absence of pending price reversal.

There are indications that Bitcoin’s [BTC] recovery remained active at press time, and that it may soon surpass the $23,000 price level. The fact that these transactions appeared to be increasing suggested that it was caused by the movement of whales. 


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Analyzing the Coin Days Destroyed

An examination of Bitcoin’s Coin Days Destroyed (CDD) on 2 January revealed that nearly 50,000 coins were destroyed, according to CryptoQuant’s metrics. The Exchange Inflow CDD revealed that there had been movement. Moreover, the number of coins that had been kept in storage for a while had reduced, and the CDD flow was without a significant spike.

Bitcoin (BTC) CDD

Source: CryptoQuant

The volume of value transferred over a cryptocurrency network can be measured in terms of Coin Days Destroyed (CDD). It is determined by taking the daily average of coin transactions and multiplying that figure by the number of days since the last coin transaction. If the CDD value is high, then there is probably a lot of economic activity happening on the network. 

Whale activity increases, but ratio declines

Whale activity over $1 million increased in January 2023 compared to December 2022, according to Santiment. Selling pressure on exchanges also intensified because of the rising whale activity.

Bitcoin (BTC) whale transaction over 1 million

Source: Santiment

The Exchange Whale Ratio statistic from CryptoQuant also indicated a rise in whale activity despite a decreased whale ratio on exchanges. Moreover, the ratio’s decline may indicate sinking whale movement on exchanges.

Bitcoin breaches $24,000

A daily timeframe analysis of Bitcoin revealed that the coin was trading at about $23,500 at press time. The coin recovered after suffering a loss of almost 1% during the previous trading session.

Further examination revealed what was noteworthy: Bitcoin had reached $24,000 in the previous trading session, indicating a likely move into that price range. A glance at the volume indicator also revealed that, despite the apparent whale activity, there had not been a significant increase in sell pressure.

Bitcoin (BTC) price move

Source: Trading View


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Additionally, as of the time of writing, the Aroon Indicator indicated that the Up Aroon was approximately 92.86% and the Down Aroon was approximately 14.29%. This indicator’s percentage suggests that there was no imminent price reversal for BTC.

Despite the volume of CDD and whale activity, it was determined that there was no immediate threat to BTC’s price.

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Saman Waris works as a News Editor at AMBCrypto. She has always been fascinated by how the tides of finance and technology shape communities across demographics. Cryptocurrencies are of particular interest to Saman, with much of her writing centered around understanding how ideas like Momentum and Greater Fool theories apply to altcoins, specifically, memecoins. A graduate in history, Saman worked the sports beat before diving into crypto. Prior to joining AMBCrypto 2 years ago, Saman was a News Editor at Sportskeeda. This was preceded by her stint as Editor-in-Chief at EssentiallySports.
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