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Halving: Bitcoin whales gather more BTC, waiting for bullish run

Many cryptocurrency traders and investors expected that Bitcoin halving would boost Bitcoin’s bullish run in the short and mid-term

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Bitcoin has been experiencing high volatility in recent months. The flagship cryptocurrency is yet to perform as expected, since its third halving event, which occurred on May 11.

Many cryptocurrency traders and investors expected that the event (Bitcoin halving) would boost Bitcoin’s bullish run in the short and mid-term.

Bitcoin addresses that own at least a hundred Bitcoins have increased their ownership level to another 12,000, according to data obtained from a cryptocurrency analytic firm, Santiment Research Company.

The new purchase is worth around $108 million based on the current market prices. The research company stated that, “Since Bitcoin’s drop below $9,500 on May 20, addresses holding 100 or more Bitcoin have added another 12,000 BTC to their bags – more than $108,000,000 at current prices.” 

What are Bitcoin whales? In the Bitcoin world, investors or traders who own a large number of Bitcoins are typically called Bitcoin whales. This means a Bitcoin whale would be an individual or business entity (with a single Bitcoin address) owning around 1,000 Bitcoins or more.

(READ MORE: Bitcoin is performing better than gold)

Most cryptocurrency traders are taking positions into Bitcoin’s relatively low prices, with many of them expecting it to rise after the recent Bitcoin halving event.

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Santiment Research Company also gave details showing that the Bitcoin addresses that have shown notable behavioral patterns since the beginning of the year might see history playing out again. It said, “Since the start of the year, these addresses have shown a propensity to accumulate into dips and offload their bags slightly before short-term tops occur. Will this history repeat itself?”

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Some investors are waiting on the sidelines to see how this situation unfolds. While it is difficult to predict market movements, Bitcoin whales have always shown historically that they often determine Bitcoin’s  trend.

 

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Olumide Adesina is a France-born Nigerian. He is a Certified Investment Trader, with more than 15 years of working expertise in Investment trading. Message Olumide on Twitter @tokunboadesina. He is a Member of the Chartered Financial Analyst Society.

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XRP surges by 150% in 7 days as Ripple posts early victories against SEC

This surge has pushed the fast-rising crypto into the top 5 cryptos by market value, behind only Bitcoin, Ethereum and Binance Coin.

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XRP, Ripple's co-founder earned $411 million from selling XRP in 2020

Amid the strong bullish rally at play in the cryptoverse, Ripple’s XRP looks to be leading the way with a push as it almost triples in value following a series of legal victories and social media rumours of relisting at some crypto exchanges like Coinbase.

This surge has pushed the fast-rising crypto into the top 5 cryptos by market value, behind only Bitcoin, Ethereum and Binance Coin.

At the time of writing this report, XRP traded at $1.47 with a daily trading volume of $29.3 billion. XRP is up 147% for the week with a current market value of about $67 billion.

The surge in this crypto asset is coming amid a lawsuit from the SEC which accused XRP’s $1.3 billion initial coin offering of being an “unregistered securities offering.” The allegation led most American crypto multiple exchanges to delist the crypto and XRP lost its place as the 3rd largest crypto by market value.

That being said, crypto traders appear to be backing the crypto asset amid credible reports suggesting that Ripple lawyers have posted two victories in their legal tussle against the powerful American regulator, including gaining access to internal Securities Exchange Commission discussion history regarding crypto assets.

What this means

Such access by Ripple’s lawyers to these records would offer them insights into why the Securities Exchange Commission has not deemed Bitcoin and Ethereum a security asset.

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Crypto market surges above $2 trillion, as Bitcoin stages a huge comeback above $60,500

The global crypto market value at press time stood at $2.05 trillion, a 3.85% increase over the last day.

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The flagship crypto is recording a significant buying spree as Bitcoin bounced above the $60,500 price level once again.

The global crypto market value at press time stood at $2.05 trillion, a 3.85% increase over the last day, with Bitcoin having a market value of $1.123 trillion and a circulating supply of 18,678,481 BTCs

Bitcoin’s price is currently $60,638.55.

READ: Bitcoin miners are consistently earning $50 million daily

Bitcoin’s dominance is currently 55.36%, an increase of 0.21% over the day.

Investors are moving their funds to Bitcoin after an avalanche of COVID-19 stimulus shocked the crypto market since last year amid fears of rising fiat inflated currencies coupled with leading business brands adding more buying pressures on Bitcoin with BNY Mellon, America’s oldest bank giving its approval on the new digital gold as it makes a debut into mainstream investment assets.

Consequently, MicroStrategy now has 91,579 BTCs worth about $5.54 billion while Tesla holds 32,608 BTCs, hinting that more global business brands may take such route to hold the most popular crypto as a treasury tool amid concerns that just 21 million BTCs will ever exist with about 4 million BTCs already lost forever.

READ: Less than 4 million Bitcoins available for buying

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Recent price action suggests that bitcoin bulls are holding on tight as they built strong support around the $58K area.

READ: XRP posts a big bang, as legal tussle with SEC lingers

That being said, crypto pundits argue that bitcoin still faces strong headwinds in the coming months amid growing regulatory concerns. There is also the bias that its high volatility is making it challenging for some traditional investors to come on board and its massive electrical consumption via the blockchain has also put it at odds with many environmentalists.

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