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Bitcoin sees $3.8B withdrawn in record outflow – What this means for prices

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More holders have withdrawn their Bitcoin from exchanges, but most are holding at a loss.

Bitcoin holders withdraw funds, hinting at market optimism

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  • More BTC has left the exchanges in the last few days.
  • BTC was still trading below the $60,000 price range.

Bitcoin [BTC] has experienced a significant decline since the beginning of the month. Interestingly, despite this downturn, there has been a notable withdrawal from exchanges. This is surprising given the substantial volume of Bitcoin reportedly sold off recently.

Bitcoin netflow shows massive withdrawals

Recently, Bitcoin has exhibited an intriguing pattern regarding its flow on exchanges. 

Analysis of the flow data on  CryptoQuant revealed that there has been a greater outflow than inflow in recent days. The data highlighted 5th July as a significant day, with a net outflow of over -68,500 BTC. 

Also, this was the highest for the year, valued at approximately $3.8 billion based on that day’s exchange rate. The subsequent day also recorded a substantial outflow, with over -12,550 BTC leaving exchanges, worth about $730.9 million.

Bitcoin exchange netflow

Source: CryptoQuant

This trend of Bitcoin being withdrawn from exchanges, especially amidst a price decline, is noteworthy.

Typically, such movements could be interpreted as a bullish signal, suggesting that holders opt to hold onto their assets rather than sell, even as Bitcoin breaks through support levels.

This behavior often reflects a collective expectation among investors that prices may recover, prompting them to withdraw their holdings to their wallets.

Bitcoin sees slight improvement

AMBCrypto’s analysis of Bitcoin on a daily timeframe chart highlighted that its long moving average, depicted by a blue line, is currently acting as an immediate resistance level. This resistance is situated around the $58,900 to $59,000 range. 

As of this writing, BTC was trading at approximately $57,200, marking an increase of over 2%. This uptick followed a notable 4.10% decline in the previous trading session, which had reduced its price to around $55,850.

Bitcoin price trend

Source: TradingView

Furthermore, the Relative Strength Index (RSI) was below 37, indicating that the asset remained in a strong bearish trend. An RSI below this level typically signifies the asset is oversold, suggesting that selling pressure has been predominant. 

More holders remain at a loss

Analysis from IntoTheBlock focusing on Bitcoin holders’ profitability indicates that many are currently experiencing losses. 

Bitcoin gainers and losers

Source: IntoTheBlock

Read Bitcoin (BTC) Price Prediction 2024-25

The Global In/Out of Money index revealed that approximately 5.43 million addresses, accounting for almost 64% of all holders, are holding Bitcoin at a loss.

Conversely, about 2.87 million addresses, representing nearly 34% of holders, are profitable.


Adewale is a full-time journalist at AMBCrypto. While he is increasingly fascinating by the world of blockchain and cryptocurrencies, Adewale holds a degree in International Relations. Besides working on insightful articles that touch upon the crypto-space's hottest issues, he finds joy in supporting Manchester United and Afrobeat music.
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