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Has Bitcoin registered its biggest red flag yet?

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Bitcoin’s consolidation phase continues to take place at a higher trading range, with the price climbing back above $19,000 again. In fact, every time BTC has gone down below the $19k-mark, bearish concerns have resurfaced across the industry.

Source: Coinstats

This is the reason why the price re-discovering its position above $19k again is a positive development. However, according to Santiment, a critical turnaround may be around the corner, one that may define BTC’s upcoming trading sessions.

Token Age Consumed reaches new high; Are BTC hodlers moving?

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Source: Twitter

According to the attached chart, the Bitcoin token age consumed metric reached a new high recently, its highest level in 40 days. The token age consumed metric defines the movement of dormant Bitcoins in the space and its spike suggests that old BTCs have just been moved.

Historically, such spikes have led to a reversal in trends and the eventual depreciation of Bitcoin’s value. The sentiment can also be illustrated by the fact that Bitcoin’s active supply has gone down over the past few days.

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Source: Glassnode

Further, recent hodlers holding tokens for a period of between 6-12 months are currently on a decline, suggesting that new hodlers might be taking their profits and exiting the market.

Is Bitcoin’s selling pressure getting absorbed?

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Source: Glassnode

While the active supply may have gone down, it is still important to note that the number of Bitcoin addresses holding more than 1+ coins has reached a new high as well. It can be speculated that while dormant coins might be re-entering the market, the selling pressure is getting quickly absorbed by new addresses.

The sentiment remains largely positive, despite the price being unable to breach the $20,000-level, at press time.

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Source: alternative.me

However, an extremely greedy sentiment isn’t exactly a positive development. Reaching an all-time high rating of 95 on the Fear and Greed index is a worrying sign. From here, the index is expected to only go down, a development that would be correlated to a bearish breakout on the charts.

Does Mass Mutual’s $100 investment make a difference?

It definitely does.

Mass Mutual is an insurance company that has been managing capital risk for over 100 years and an investment of $100 million in Bitcoin from their end is a huge vote of confidence.

While the price might still drop according to market structure, Bitcoin continues to get support from the institutional end, something that will eventually pay long-term dividends.

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Biraajmaan covers market trends of major cryptocurrencies. As a graduate in engineering, his interests lie in Blockchain technology. With over a year as a journalist, his articles focus on US and UK markets.
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