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BTC whale steps in to buy larger stacks of Bitcoin, at a discount of $8,850 

As BTC whales accumulate BTCs, Bitcoins circulating supply reduces, and this can weaken any bearish trend.

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BTC whale steps in to buy larger stacks of Bitcoin, at a discount of $8,850 

Some days ago, Nairametrics had earlier reported on the impact BTC whales had on the flagship cryptocurrency market, explaining in details the magnitude of their influence .

BTC whales control the BTC market, at the highest levels 

READ MORE: Wallets holdings of 0.1 BTC reaches all time high

Data seen from Jonny Moe, a crypto expert shows that Bitfinex’s order book data showed a big buyer (or buyers) is stepping in. He shared an image on his Twitter feed to illustrate his point.

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It shows that seemingly, a single player or small group of players has stacked Bitcoin buy orders between $8,600 and $8,800. The orders are at such a size that the trader who shared the chart called the entity a “whale.”

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After weeks of consolidation, BTC decisively broke below $9,000 few hours ago. The flagship cryptocurrency plunged as low as $8,800 on leading crypto exchanges, leaving many investors and traders caught unaware.

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Why you should know BTC 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 1000 Bitcoins or more.

READ MORE: 83% of BTCs addresses are smiling to the Bank 

As BTC whales accumulate BTCs, Bitcoins circulating supply reduces, and this can weaken any bearish trend BTC finds itself in. Meaning that over time, it’s possible that as Bitcoin approaches its fixed supply of 21 million, the price of BTC will go up, with BTC’s present demand factored in.

However, data seen also from Skew.com showed that more than $20 million worth of longs positions on BitMEX alone were liquidated during this move lower. This adds to theestimated $50 million in longs liquidated earlier this week as BTC fell  from ~$9,400 to $9,000.

 

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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. Featured Financial Market Analysis for a Fortune Global 500 Company. Member of the Chartered Financial Analyst Society. Follow Olumide on Twitter @tokunboadesina or email [email protected]

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Pigs on a rampage, Bitcoin drops $2,000

Bitcoin prices plunged by more than 15%, approaching the $17,000 level.

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It appears that the bulls driving Bitcoin upward lately have momentarily gone out of steam. Bitcoin prices plunged by more than 15%, approaching the $17,000 level, after reaching as high as $19,580, owing to heavy losses as large investors cash in on some of their Bitcoin holdings.

  • The crypto lost $2,000 in a matter of few hours, falling around $17,000 before it sprang up back to the $17,900 price level.
  • Taking into consideration that most bitcoin wallets are in profit, unsurprisingly, some investors are already cashing out some of their gains amid the end of a turbulent 2020.
  • That said, its recent price action shows its tilting towards an overbought position.

At the time of writing, Bitcoin price was $17,890.84 with a 24-hour trading volume of $33,259,413,581.

The Head of the blockchain intelligence platform further anticipated the likelihood for Bitcoin to go through a period of correction, as more investors deposit their BTC on Coinbase.

Too many BTC whales on Coinbase. I’m still long-term bullish, but we might face some corrections or sideways until whales become inactive on spot exchanges.”

Should you buy it?

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Although it’s more likely that some Bitcoin whales increase their purchases when prices drop to these levels, Nairametrics, envisages cautious buying, as the volatility in this fast-changing market, could lead to a significant loss of capital.

However, if things get really terrible, Nairametrics believes this could be another chance to buy bitcoin below $15,000.

What you should know

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Recall Nairametrics exclusively broke the news on how a crypto strategist, Ki-Young Ju, recently warned on the high influx of big-time Bitcoin holders moving a significant portion of their BTC holdings to a well-known crypto exchange, Coinbase, obviously to cash out, amid the bullish trend currently in play.

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Ethereum cools off, drops 10%

Ethereum has recently dropped more than 10% after reaching above $600.

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Number of contract calls on Ethereum rises by 300%

Crypto bears have taken a brief hold on the second most valuable crypto by market value. Ethereum dropped more than 10% after reaching above $600 some hours ago.

  • At the time of writing this report, it traded at $553.53 with a daily trading volume of $16,372,458,478.
  • It has a circulating supply of 110 million coins and a max supply of ∞ coins.
  • It wasn’t all bad news for Ethereum stakeholders, as the number of Ethereum Non-zero Addresses just reached an ATH of 49,977,938.
  • Previous ATH of 49,974,788 was observed earlier today, showing that buying interest in the ever-changing crypto market might just be a temporary pullback.

What you should know

Ethereum is a global, open-source platform for decentralized applications. In other words, the vision is to create a world computer that anyone can build applications with, in a decentralized manner, while all states and data are distributed and publicly accessible.

The native currency that flows within the Ethereum economy is called Ether (ETH), which is typically used to pay for transaction fees and also the base currency of the network.

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On Ethereum, all transactions and smart contract executions require a small fee to be paid, which is called Gas. In technical terms, Gas refers to the unit of measure on the amount of computational effort required to execute an operation or a smart contract.

What they are saying

ETH sellers should be cautious of a reversal, on the bias that the world’s biggest crypto hedge fund, Grayscale, revealed huge buying interests prevailing at the Ethereum market.

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On its Twitter feed, it said: “It’s become clear there’s a strong demand for Ethereum investment products. In our 3Q20 investment report, we saw the largest investment into Grayscale Ethereum Trust ever, with over $202 million in quarterly inflows.”

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Ripple’s big players move XRP worth over $50 million

Rich Ripple players seem to be upping their game in Q4, 2020, as regards moving XRP.

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Rich Ripple players seem to be upping their game in Q4, 2020, as regards moving XRP – the third most valuable crypto by market value, as lately seen by Nairametrics.

Large investors have increased the pace at which such huge transfers are made, as seen via Whale Alert, with over $50 million worth of XRP in more than 5 transactions transferred within the last 12 hours — hinting that there might be more than meets the eyes.

The two most recent transactions include,

  • 20,000,000 XRP (12,591,740 USD) transferred from Unknown wallet to Bitstamp
  • 10,000,000 XRP (6,814,748 USD) transferred from Uphold to unknown wallet

That said, many crypto experts anticipate the movement of such cryptos are coming from major stakeholders of Ripple, on the bias some of these wallets contain a significant amount of XRP.

XRP price has jumped by more than 100% since last week, leaving behind the top two cryptocurrencies, Bitcoin and Ethereum in price gain.

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What you should know

  • Ripple (XRP) plays dual roles, as a payment platform and a currency. The platform is an open-source platform that is created to allow quick and cheap transactions.
  • Unlike its crypto rival, Bitcoin, which was never intended to be a simple payment system, Ripple has gained the attention of major global banks, such as Standard Chartered and Barclays for international transactions worldwide.

What they are saying

Economic Historian, Barry Eichengreen, recently explained that cryptos should not just be considered for speculative reasons, as leading crypto assets have shown characteristics of being tangible assets.

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Barry went on to explain why cryptos have become the new digital gold, “Gold doesn’t really have any intrinsic value. People [believe] it will hold its value because other people value it. There is, from that point-of-view, a parallel with cryptocurrencies. People pay actual U.S. dollars for it, because they think other people will value it and pay actual U.S. dollars for it.”

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