After Bitcoin (BTC) Fails to Breach $50K, It Finds Strong Support At $46K

By Bhushan Akolkar
Published February 15, 2021 Updated February 15, 2021
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After Bitcoin (BTC) Fails to Breach $50K, It Finds Strong Support At $46K

By Bhushan Akolkar
Published February 15, 2021 Updated February 15, 2021

On Sunday, February 14, the Bitcoin (BTC) price shot to its new all-time high above $49,450 levels in a rally supported by strong buying on Asia exchanges. However, Bitcoin (BTC) failed to breach $50,000 levels and has seen minor pullback since then.


At press time, Bitcoin (BTC) is trading at a price of $46,904 with a market cap of $871 billion. The Bitcoin price pullback was obvious as the Coinbase Premium had turned negative as BTC hit a new all-time high. The latest data from CryptoQuant shows that the Coinbase Premium has flipped once again to +$211. As noted by CryptoQuant, “the gap between Coinbase Pro price(USD pair) and Binance price(USDT pair) which indicates a strong spot buying pressure from Coinbase when the premium is high”.

Cryptoquant CEO Ki-Young Ju states that at $46K BTC price, the Coinbase Premium has turned positive to +$211. This could mean two things he notes:
  1. They might protect this level in the short term.
  2. Whales from other exchanges were selling $BTC so hard
Courtesy: CryptoQuant

Bitcoin (BTC) Supply Transition from Long Term to Short Term Holders

As per cryptocurrency on-data analytics platform Glassnode, we are somewhere in the middle of supply transition taking place from long term to short term holders. The data from Glassnode shows that short-term holders have also been accumulating so far in 2021.

Courtesy: Glassnode

The recent accumulation by short-term holders suggests that they are critical in driving the BTC price action in a short period of time. Unlike long-term holders, “short-term holders are much more elastic to price, and therefore respond faster to changes in bitcoin’s price” states Glassnode. The on-chain data provider also notes:

“It is important to keep track of the short term supply that is in profit, as any change in price over a certain magnitude can cause a mass short term selloff. This effect becomes extreme at the later stages of the bull market, as short term holders become more and more sensitive to price movements”.

Interestingly, another data from Glassnode shows that unlike the previous Bitcoin bull cycles, miner outflows are as prominent this time. Meaning miners are willing to hold their Bitcoins at this stage.

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Bhushan Akolkar
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Bhushan is a FinTech enthusiast and holds a good flair in understanding financial markets. His interest in economics and finance draw his attention towards the new emerging Blockchain Technology and Cryptocurrency markets. He is continuously in a learning process and keeps himself motivated by sharing his acquired knowledge. In free time he reads thriller fictions novels and sometimes explore his culinary skills.

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