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Bitcoin won’t witness a recovery until this happens

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The recovering market is slowly losing its strength since the overall crypto market led by the king coin Bitcoin itself made barely any difference in the last seven days. 

Bitcoin in a rut 

Last week after Bitcoin dipped by over 13% in just a couple of days, some ray of hope came in the form of a short-lived rally of 5.67%.

Soon after this, Bitcoin went back to falling. And, as of 14 January, it is just 1.37% away from reaching the same level of $41.5k as it was on 7 January.

The rising concern isn’t based just on the fact that Bitcoin is repeating price levels, the concern is born out of the fact that even indicators are signaling towards red candles.

The strength of the active downtrend is such that even bulls can at best keep BTC consolidated.

Bitcoin price action | Source: TradingView – AMBCrypto

The second week of 2022 has marked the highest level of outflows observed in more than a year, by digital investment assets totaling $207 million. The outflows were led by none other than the king coin as Bitcoin registered negative $107 million in net flows.

Crypto assets’ net flows | Source: CoinShares

This was followed by Ethereum at – $39 million which still accounts for just one-third of Bitcoin’s outflows.

In any case, investors didn’t seem to be bothered by the developments at all, neither positively nor negatively. The number of addresses that have been active on-chain continues to stay stagnant at 950k and the network could manage to add only 200k new investors in more than a week.

Bitcoin active addresses | Source: Intotheblock – AMBCrypto

Natbly, this is not a good sign, since, in the case of Bitcoin which lacks DeFi, its investors are its only strength. And, if their support is lost, a quick recovery is very difficult.

However, one positive observation is- BTC hasn’t lost its HODLers. Selling has been minimal and over 400k mid-term holders have been HODLing their BTC to turn into long-term holders this month. 

Bitcoin long term holders | Source: Intotheblock – AMBCrypto

But the king coin can not be dependent on this crutch alone. The market needs to maintain the net flows close to neutral or positive, only then could there could be a chance that Bitcoin could defy the ensuing bearishness.


Aaryamann is a freelance crypto journalist working with AMBCrypto. He is currently investing his time in the crypto-space. He has a keen interest in DeFi, the ever-expanding possibilities of blockchain technology, as well as the political impact they would have.
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