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What does the future of Bitcoin depend on

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Bitcoin’s sluggish journey and bearish trend might give way to a bullish surge, depending on the actions of key holders and critical metrics, says a CryptoQuant report.

What the future of Bitcoin depends upon

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  • Investors holding 1,000-10,000 BTC and US institutional holders declined in recent months.
  • BTC’s price remained below SMA as the bear trend persisted.

Bitcoin’s [BTC] price has been crawling at a snail’s pace, and the dominant direction remained bearish over an extended period. Nevertheless, a potential surge towards a bullish trend could potentially materialize, but it hinges on the actions of two distinct groups of holders, as highlighted in a recent report by CryptoQuant.

Read Bitcoin’s [BTC] Price Prediction 2023-24

Bitcoin holders stall the bull trend

A recent report by CryptoQuant suggested that the current Bitcoin trend could potentially transition into a bullish phase, contingent upon the upturn of two key metrics.

The first metric, known as the UTXO value bands, indicated a decrease in BTC holdings for certain groups of investors. These bands provide insights into the distribution of BTC holdings among different categories.

Historically, BTC prices have surged when large investors, often called whales, have accumulated substantial amounts of BTC. 

Notably, the rise in the 1,000–10,000 BTC holding group has significantly triggered price increases. However, the latest data reveals a deviation from the previous pattern, as the quantity of BTC held by this group has not been increasing as of this writing.

Bitcoin UTXO 1K-10K

Source: CryptoQuant

Furthermore, another metric, the Geographical Supply Distribution by Entities, sheds light on the holdings of Bitcoin by institutions in the United States.

Since April 2021, there has been a decline in BTC holdings among US institutions. Interestingly, this decrease persists despite the 100% rise in BTC prices this year, implying a lack of capital inflow from US institutions.

BTC geographical distribution

Source: CryptoQuant

Bitcoin’s poor run continues

Examining the daily timeframe chart of Bitcoin indicated that the press time downtrend would continue. As of this writing, Bitcoin was trading at approximately $25,600, experiencing a marginal loss of less than 1%.

The price had descended below its short Moving Average (yellow line), which acted as a resistance level at around $27,000. 

BTC/USD daily price move

Source: TradingView

Additionally, the Relative Strength Index (RSI) indicated a persistent bearish trend. The RSI stood at 40, indicating a move away from the oversold zone but still maintaining a strong bearish momentum.

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MVRV presents mixed opportunities

Following a period of profitability observed in March and April, Bitcoin holders have encountered a phase of undervaluation concerning their holdings. This is reflected in the 30-day BTC Market Value to Realized Value (MVRV) ratio, which indicated that the asset was undervalued.

As of this writing, the MVRV ratio stood at -2.87%, signifying the extent of loss experienced by BTC holders. However, this metric also suggested that there existed an opportunity for accumulation and the potential for a subsequent price increase.

BTC 30-day MVRV

Source: Santiment


Saman Waris works as a News Editor at AMBCrypto. She has always been fascinated by how the tides of finance and technology shape communities across demographics. Cryptocurrencies are of particular interest to Saman, with much of her writing centered around understanding how ideas like Momentum and Greater Fool theories apply to altcoins, specifically, memecoins. A graduate in history, Saman worked the sports beat before diving into crypto. Prior to joining AMBCrypto 2 years ago, Saman was a News Editor at Sportskeeda. This was preceded by her stint as Editor-in-Chief at EssentiallySports.
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