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Why Bitcoin’s transactions are soaring today

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Bitcoin transactions hit the highest point in almost two months amid regulatory heat. Yet, money flowed out of the market.

Here's why Bitcoin's transactions are soaring today

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  • Active addresses hit the one million mark on 6 and 7 June.
  • Traders’ positions suggested optimism for BTC’s price.

The number of active addresses transacting with Bitcoin [BTC] reached one million for two consecutive days, on 6 June and 7 June, according to Santiment.


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Skepticism drives the act

Although active addresses showed the number of unique senders and receivers, the hike did not entirely imply that these participants were buying BTC. 

While this suggested significant activity for Bitcoin, it tilted more toward investors’ action to move assets away from exchanges and into self-custody. 

Lately, Binance and Coinbase, two of the world’s largest exchanges with high trading volumes, were served court papers by the U.S. SEC. This resulted in a high rate of outflows from both platforms.

Despite the challenges and an initial downturn, BTC did not fall below the $25,000 mark. Also, the regulatory issues and hike in transactions propelled an increase in Bitcoin’s social dominance. 

Social dominance shows the share of discussions in the crypto community that is connected to an asset. So, the increase means that attention toward the BTC spiked. While the metric had fallen at press time, the weighted sentiment also followed the same route.

Bitcoin social dominance and weighted sentiment

Source: Santiment

Used as a measure of the investors’ perception toward an asset, the Bitcoin-weighted sentiment increased to 1.45 on 6 June. However, it had decreased to -0.91 at the time of this writing, insinuating a backpedal in optimism around the coin.

Open Interest falls

In the derivatives arm of the market, Bitcoin’s Open Interest (OI) decreased. The OI serves as an indicator of the interest in opening futures or options contracts for an underlying asset. 

If the OI increases over time, then it means that traders are opening more positions. But since its decrease, it indicated how traders were exiting postins and taking liquidity out of the market.

Bitcoin Open Interest

Source: Coinglass

Regardless of the exits, most traders still in search of potential gains have opted to go long. This inference was indicated by the funding rate. Usually, a positive funding rate indicates that long-positioned traders are willing to keep open their contracts by paying short. 

But when the funding rate is negative, it means that more short positions were open, and outpacing their long counterparts.

BTC price and Bitcoin funding rate

Source: Santiment


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In another development, ArkInvest CEO Cathie Wood maintained her optimistic BTC position in a recent Bloomberg interview. This was after her company accumulated more of the Coinbase stock after the SEC served the company.

While she said the crackdown on the firms is healthy for competition, she also answered another question about her $1 million prediction. In backing her stance, Wood said:

“The more uncertainty and volatility there is in the global economies, the more confidence increases in Bitcoin.”

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Victor Olanrewaju is a full-time journalist at AMBCrypto. Settled in Lagos, his fascination with blockchain technology and the cryptocurrency market arose out of his love of freedom and everything free. As a Nigerian, Victor understands the impact unfounded financial restrictions have on a population. He sees Bitcoin and cryptos as a way to circumvent these obstacles, as a tool for value creation despite all the setbacks. A graduate in Physics, Victor previously worked as a Senior Marketer at Melange Technologies. Before that, he dealt with crypto-marketers on a regular basis in his capacity as Copywriter at Ventrix Media. At AMBCrypto, Victor’s focus is on assessing the real effectiveness of both on-chain and off-chain developments on a project and its community sentiment.
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