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Can BTC’s recovery put a halt to this miner trend? Assessing…

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As of 21 June, BTC was experiencing a positive change as its price was witnessing some bullish action. However, what was alarming was that BTC miners were moving their BTC to exchanges.

Assessing whether Bitcoin uptrend can halt miners’ selling spree

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  • BTC’s miners’ inflow registered an increase when mining costs went up 
  • Bitcoin’s price increased by more than 8% in the last 24 hours, and a few metrics were bullish 

Bitcoin’s [BTC] price remained under the $28,000 mark for multiple weeks, which impacted miners’ revenue. As per the last analysis, miners had to sell their BTC holdings to make ends meet.

However, the scenario as of 21 June was changing as BTC was witnessing a price pump. But will this uptrend be enough to change miners’ mindsets in the coming days? 

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Why are the miners selling?

SignalQuant, an author and analyst at CryptoQuant, recently posted an analysis highlighting that miners were selling their assets. As per the analysis, miners have increased their BTC inflow to exchanges.

This situation emerged because of the drop in BTC’s price over the last few weeks. Bitcoin’s price plummet resulted in an increase in mining costs. Therefore, to keep their operations going, miners were forced to sell their BTC holdings.      

Source: CryptoQuant

The price plummet not only caused an increase in mining costs, but miners’ revenue also declined. This was evident from Glassnode’s chart, which pointed out a decline in the metric since the beginning of May 2023.

Source: Glassnode

Bitcoin’s latest uptrend looks promising

While miners increased selling pressure on BTC, the coin’s price recently went the other way as it registered gains. According to CoinMarketCap, in the last 24 hours alone, BTC’s price shot up by more than 8%.

At the time of writing, Bitcoin crossed the $28,000 mark and was trading at $28,966 with a market capitalization of over $562 billion.

Source: CoinMarketCap

The increase in BTC’s price can have a positive impact on the coin’s mining industry. It can increase miners’ profits, which can then change miners’ motives for selling BTC. Such an incident could result in a further surge in BTC’s price over the coming days. 

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Is BTC’s bull rally here to last?

A look at Bitcoin’s on-chain metrics gave an idea of what its near-term future might look like. For example, BTC’s exchange reserve was declining. This suggested that the coin was not under selling pressure.

Furthermore, BTC’s binary CDD was green, meaning that long-term holders’ movements in the last seven days were lower than the average. However, its taker buy/sell ratio was red.

The metric revealed that selling pressure was dominant in the market. In addition to that, despite the recent price pump, miners continued to sell their assets, as evident from the Miners’ Position Index (MPI). 

Source: CryptoQuant


Dipayan is a full-time journalist at AMBCrypto. He has 2 years of experience in the content creation industry. A graduate in journalism, Dipayan has a keen interest in keeping himself updated with the latest developments in the crypto-space. He is a singer and a guitarist who also enjoys going on long bike rides.
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