Bitcoin (BTC) Whale Accumulation Continues Amid Its Sideways Movement

By Bhushan Akolkar
Published May 5, 2021 Updated May 5, 2021
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Bitcoin (BTC) Whale Accumulation Continues Amid Its Sideways Movement

By Bhushan Akolkar
Published May 5, 2021 Updated May 5, 2021

After failing to cross the $59,000 market earlier this week on Monday, Bitcoin (BTC) has been trading sideways correcting almost 10% since then. At press time, the BTC price is trading 1.64% negative at $54,827 with a market cap of $1.024 trillion.

However, the BTC downward pressure hasn’t deterred the whales from accumulating more Bitcoins. As on-chain data provider Santiment reports, new Bitcoin whale addresses have been created during the recent sideways movement. The total number of Bitcoin addresses with 1000+ BTC has jumped above 2,234. On Tuesday, May 4, seven news 1000+ BTC addresses were created, registering the largest ever single-day growth in two months.

Courtesy: Santiment

Similarly, despite the BTC price moving sideways, the Bitcoin address activity continues to shoot higher. Bitcoin’s daily active addresses touched a 3-week high on Tuesday, May 4.

Bitcoin On-Chain Fundamentals Continue to Improve

As CoinGape reported, several on-chain fundamentals of Bitcoin continue to improve amid the current price movement. Bitcoin’s network value to transaction ratio (NVT ratio) has been recent after the recent price correction. Based on the historical charts, Bitcoin is undervalued at the current price.

Citing another crucial factor called Bitcoin Reserve Risk, Glassnode reports that we are still in the middle of the Bitcoin bull run. From the below chart we can see that the reserve risk on the mid-way to 0.02 levels post which BTC faces major correction.

Courtesy: Glassnode

Amid the recent altcoin market rally driven largely by a solid performance from Ethereum (ETH), Bitcoin seems to be more in a consolidation zone. With the sideways movement, the BTC market dominance has also dropped to 45% recently.

On the other hand, corporate participation in Bitcoin continues. Last week, the Japanese gaming giant Nexon announced a $100 million worth of BTC purchase putting the company’s 2% reserve cash at work in the world’s largest cryptocurrency. The company purchased BTC at a price value of $58,226 (¥6,446,183) per bitcoin suggesting high confidence among corporates.


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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.