Bitcoin (BTC) Supply At Exchanges Hit 4-Month High, Traders Hesitant to Buy the Dips

By Bhushan Akolkar
Published May 16, 2021 Updated May 16, 2021
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Bitcoin (BTC) Supply At Exchanges Hit 4-Month High, Traders Hesitant to Buy the Dips

By Bhushan Akolkar
Published May 16, 2021 Updated May 16, 2021

After crashing under $50,000 earlier this week, Bitcoin (BTC) is struggling to make a move northward. The world’s largest cryptocurrency has lost its trillion-dollar status and continues to remain under pressure. At press time, Bitcoin is trading at a price of $49,023 with a market cap of $924 billion.


This happens as Bitcoin inflows at the exchanges continue to rise further. Traders have been depositing a large number of BTC to the exchanges, a bearish indicator that suggests liquidation. On the other hand, the USDT supply at exchanges is dropping showing lower buying interest. As on-chain data provider Santiment reports:

“The supply of #Bitcoin sitting on exchanges is currently back to its highest level since January 14th. The 4-month high is indicative of fear, and the supply of #Tether being near a 2021-low is also an indication traders are hesitant to buy this dip.”

Courtesy: Santiment

Bitcoin (BTC) Whales Reduce Supply In the Last 5 Weeks

Even before the market crash following Tesla’s decision, the Bitcoin whales had started reducing their supplies. Bitcoin (BTC) whale addresses holding between 100 to 10,000 coins have liquidated over 100,000 BTC worth $5.74 billion over the last five weeks. This is the lowest supply held by these addresses since February.

Also, there’s a clear sign that the Bitcoin network has been on a declining trend. The BTC percent miner revenue coming from fees alone has reached a 4-month low.

Some Positive Bitcoin (BTC) Indicators

But not everything is a bad sign for Bitcoin at the moment. There’s are some positive indicators and historical trends that suggest that Bitcoin (BTC) might be heading ahead for a further bull run in the coming months.

Based on historical trends, popular analyst PlanB mentions that we are in the mid-bull run currently as Bitcoin’s relative strength index (RSI) has dropped to levels seen between 2013 and 2017. As seen from the below chart, the Bitcoin price surged once again to new highs.

Also, as reported by Glassnode, Bitcoin’s Spent Output Profit Ratio (SOPR) has dropped below 1 indicating a bottom formation. Hopeful that Bitcoin (BTC) shall resume its upward journey from here onwards.

The presented content may include the personal opinion of the author and is subject to market condition. Do your market research before investing in cryptocurrencies. The author or the publication does not hold any responsibility for your personal financial loss.
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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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