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Bitcoin: Will short-term holders succumb to sell pressure soon

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Bitcoin short term holders exhibit bearish behavior when BTC reaches $30-31,000. However, traders remain bullish and continue to expect a positive turn of events going forward.

Bitcoin: Will short-term holders succumb to sell pressure soon

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  • Bitcoin short term holders displayed a pattern of profit-taking when prices reached $30-$31k levels.
  • Overall, traders remain optimistic, however, declining miner revenue could impact BTC negatively.

Bitcoin[BTC]’s price failed to surpass the $31,000 mark in a positive manner over the last few months. Recent data indicated that the actions of short-term holders played a pivotal role in determining BTC’s price when it hovered around $30,000.

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According to Glassnode’s data, when Bitcoin reached the 30,000 milestone in June, there were substantial profit-taking activities undertaken by short-term holders, which persisted through July, marked by significant events such as the FTX and SVB collapse. At press time, profit-taking subsided to a minimum level.

Over the last month, despite the high selling pressure, BTC managed to maintain its position at 30k, which signaled a highly optimistic and bullish outlook.

Source: glassnode

However, things could take a turn for the worse soon. Santiment’s data indicated that the long/short difference for Bitcoin was steadily declining. This meant the short-term holders were beginning to increase. If the trend continues, short-term holders could outnumber long-term holders. This would give short-term holders more influence over BTC’s price.

If these short-term holders succumb to selling pressure in the future, it could impact BTC’s price negatively.

Source: Santiment

Traders remain hopeful

Even though the number of long-term Bitcoin holders was declining, traders remained optimistic about the future of the king coin. Recent data indicated that the put-to-call ratio for Bitcoin declined materially.

A lower put-to-call ratio suggested that market participants have increased confidence in Bitcoin, as they are more inclined to bet on its price rising rather than falling. This heightened optimism can attract more investors to the market, potentially leading to increased buying activity and a positive impact on Bitcoin’s price.

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A declining put-to-call ratio may also indicate a shift in sentiment from fear or uncertainty to optimism. This shift in sentiment can create a positive feedback loop, as rising prices can further boost investor confidence, leading to more positive sentiment, and vice versa.

Source: The Block

Another factor that could influence Bitcoin’s future would be the state of miners. Over the last few weeks, miner revenue has declined significantly. If miner revenues continue to fall, it may add more selling pressure on the miners.

Source: The Blockchain


Himalay is a full-time journalist at AMBCrypto. A Computer Science graduate, Himalay writes about crypto with a special focus on the latest coin-based updates. He is a fan of gonzo journalism, transgressive fiction, heavy metal, and Manchester United.
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