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How are stablecoins Tether, USDC influencing Bitcoin’s price movements

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After reaching a market high of $69,000 on 10 November, Bitcoin registered a drop of 15% over the past 10 days. The valuation dropped under the $60,000 threshold and at press time, it is valued at $58,350.

While a low of $55,600 was touched yesterday, the market is appearing to recover at the moment, and one particular Tether trend might be assisting immediate ascent. This article will be analyzing current market movements on exchanges to understand if the role of stablecoins.

Massive Tether Inflows allows BTC to recover above $57,0000

Source: Santiment

According to Santiment, stablecoin exchange inflows over the past 24 hours have been significant. Data suggested that Tether registered its highest exchange inflows with over $770 million transferred to the platforms in a couple of hours.

USDC faced similar inflows, as over $454 million worth of tokens were observed in exchange transfers, making a 4 month high.¬†Now, it can be inferred that these inflows are a result of a potential “buy the dip” action. If the chart is closely observed, a similar USDT spike in late September, also triggered the rally in October.

While this is a strong sign of market recovery based on buying pressure, it is imperative to evaluate other variables as well.

SSR indicates stablecoin advantage

Source: glassnode

The stablecoin Supply Ratio or SSR is the ratio between Bitcoin supply and the supply of stablecoins denoted in BTC. Whenever the SSR ratio is low, it usually indicates that the buying power is residing with stablecoins to acquire more Bitcoin.

In the above chart, you can see that the SSR ratio was at a high value during the early half of 2021, but since then, it has receded. After reaching a low during July, it is now seeing a change in the supply/demand dynamic.

The narrative is bullish from SSR right now, as with the rising inflows Bitcoin may have the right foundation to rally forward in the charts.

Additional Catalysts?

Source: Santiment

The analysis of 365-day MVRV-ratio  reveals, Bitcoin is still at an investment zone as it is yet to reach levels witnessed during Q2 2021. The long-term trend remains bullish for Bitcoin, but the charts would need to reciprocate the sentiment in terms of recovery.


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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