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Bitcoin Balance on Exchange Sees Macro Decline

On-chain metrics reveal that Bitcoin balance on cryptocurrency exchanges continued its macro decline. The figures have reached 2.4 million BTC, which is around 12.6% of the circulating supply.

  • According to Glassnode, Bitcoin exchange balances witnessed a macro outflow of more than 4.6% of the circulating supply after reaching an all-time high on March 2020.
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Source: Glassnode
  • The balance on exchanges shrunk considerably in the last few months.
  • This is a healthy sign of Bitcoin’s long-term performance and underscores a strong demand at lower price levels.
  • The reversal in the trend first started in April.
  • As the crypto winter deepens, some investors offloaded their wallets.
  • However, on a macro level, players are still holding onto their tokens, but not on the exchanges.
  • Instead, they are storing their coins offline in crypto wallets.
  • The crypto analytic firm had earlier stated:

“Bitcoin has seen a near complete expulsion of market tourists, leaving the resolve of HODLers as the last line standing”

  • The further decline comes in the wake of Bitcoin performing an impressive rally, increasing by over 15% over the past few days. At the time of this writing, the cryptocurrency trades at around $23,600.
  • Previous reports suggested that the holders of the world’s largest cryptocurrency were in an accumulation mode that subsequently did result in a short-term relief rally.
  • It will be interesting to see if Bitcoin manages to retain the present momentum.
  • Craig Johnson, chief market technician at Piper Sandler Companies had recently weighed in on the price action and said that only a close above $26,000 or $28,000 could finally put a stop to the downward slide that the crypto-asset has been on since April.

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