As the COVID-19 pandemic resurgence disrupts global financial market, coupled with the recent weakening of the American dollar, the number of whales, has been increasing at a steady pace after Bitcoin’s recent halving. Data seen from Glassnode show that about 47 % of BTC holders are Bitcoin (BTC) whales.
Percent of #Bitcoin supply held by entities with balance:
0.001 – 0.01 BTC: 0.15%
0.01 – 0.1 BTC: 0.89%
0.1 – 1 BTC: 3.76%
1 – 10 BTC: 9.02%
10 – 100 BTC: 23.77%
100 – 1k BTC: 18.61%
1k – 10k BTC: 22.09%
10k – 100k BTC: 9%
> 100k BTC: 12.7%
— glassnode (@glassnode) July 23, 2020
Data obtained from Coinmarketcap shows that BTC is presently trading around the $9500 support levels, with a market capitalization of over $176 billion dollars and the flagship cryptocurrency having a trading volume at around $16.3 billion, at the time this report was drafted
Quick fact; 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.
Whales could be anticipating a strong medium to long-term Bitcoin price trend, and are choosing to hold on to BTC expecting a bull market. Eichholz explained:
“Where did all these new whales come from? Much of the recent increase can be attributed to wealthy entities withdrawing their BTC from exchanges. Apparently, this is not new wealth – rather, it represents a change in the way Bitcoin whales are choosing to hold their coins.”
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.
Bitcoin surges past $51,500
Bitcoin traded above $51,508.78 with a daily trading volume of $51.7 billion and is up 4.83% for the day.
The flagship crypto-asset, Bitcoin surged past a one-week high as risk appetite in markets gained momentum despite growing concerns facing the crypto industry.
At the time of writing this report, Bitcoin traded above $51,508.78 with a daily trading volume of $51.7 billion. Bitcoin is up 4.83% for the day.
The world’s most popular crypto asset had been under pressure, particularly on Tuesday when Gary Gensler, nominee for chairman of the U.S. SEC disclosed that protecting investors against the crypto market’s manipulation and illicit activity is a challenge for the agency.
Institutional investors are perceived to be driving Bitcoin’s bullish record-setting run. Amongst them; Anthony Scaramucci’s Skybridge Capital, Mass Mutual, and Guggenheim (up to 10% of its $5 billion macro funds).
Bitcoin is fired up on all cylinders, smashing its past record highs at the speed of light, and it seems the momentum trade is strengthening as mass media outlets embrace crypto coverage, on the bias that the flagship crypto rallied to an all-time high today, as it broke above the $51,000 level.
Also, the flagship crypto is on its record high amid strong purchases seen in accredited investors gaining more exposure to Bitcoin through the world’s biggest crypto hedge fund, Grayscale, and the CME Bitcoin futures market.
Google adds Bitcoin, Ethereum, Litecoin on its finance platform
Google has added selected cryptos to its finance platform.
Google, the world’s most powerful and valuable search engine, recently added selected cryptos to its finance platform.
Alongside leading financial markets, particularly in emerged markets, the trillion-dollar company added a “Crypto” section thereby giving Bitcoin, Ethereum, Litecoin, Bitcoin Cash more limelight.
This comes as no surprise to many market watchers, as the leading tech brand incorporating cryptos on its finance page follows a long wave in mainstream approval over the past months.
There is no doubt, 2021 continues to shape up as a very exciting year for crypto assets relatively.
The flagship crypto has gotten more credibility in recent days from blue-chip companies like Mastercard and America’s oldest bank, BNY Mellon showing support for Bitcoin.
Mastercard had earlier disclosed it would open up its network to some cryptocurrencies including Bitcoin.
PayPal and the world’s largest asset fund manager BlackRock have also made big moves to support crypto.
Investments from Square, Paul Tudor Jones, MassMutual, and SkyBridge Capital are further indisputable evidence of big money investors in the flagship crypto market.
Recall some months ago, as the fastest ever-changing financial asset continued to gain traction, renowned financial data media company, Bloomberg Intelligence, gave critical insights on why bitcoin, in just about five years’ time, could hit a valuation of $100,000.
“Bitcoin’s foundation is firming for further price advances if its history is a guide. Since initially reaching $10,000 in 2017, the benchmark crypto corrected about 70% and remains in an extended period of consolidation around that level.”
“It would be recalled that in 2013, Bitcoin was trading barely at a price of about a thousand dollars. It corrected about 80% and consolidated in 2017, after initially reaching $1,000, it added a zero.
“Considering normal maturation, about double the time frame from $1,000 to $10,000 would come in around 2025, for Bitcoin to potentially add another zero.”
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