The present trends and macros surrounding the world’s flagship crypto Bitcoin suggest that there seem to be more than meets the eye. Nairametrics computed five major fundamentals that give the world’s most attractive crypto an edge that a good investor can’t afford to ignore.
1.The decline of Bitcoins on crypto exchanges is at a record low
When coins on spot exchanges drop, it’s a sign that new buyers are coming in to scoop coins off the markets and move them into cold storage HODL, and we are seeing new HODLers right now. Very macro bullish.
With so much demand, especially from institutional investors like Grayscale and Microstrategy, it might just be a matter of time for the world’s flagship crypto to jump the bullish wagon in the long term.
The decline of BTC exchange balances signals reduced selling pressure. In August 2020, 2.6 million BTC was being held on exchanges. This is significantly lower than the last time Bitcoin hit a local top a year ago (2.8 million), and lower than before the sell-off in March (2.9 million).
2. The number of entities with a balance equal to or above 1000 BTC continues to rise
The signs are bullish, as we still haven’t broken the upward trend line, despite the dip at the start of September.
The number of #entities with a balance of >= 1k $BTC continues to increase. #Whales#Bullish as we still have not broken the upward trend line despite the dip during the start of September.#Bitcoin #Crypto
— Double-U (@DoubleU_theory) September 14, 2020
As BTC whales accumulate BTCs, Bitcoin’s circulating supply reduces, and this can weaken any bearish trend that BTC finds itself in. This means that over time, it’s possible that as Bitcoin approaches its fixed supply of 21 million coins, the price of BTC will go up, with BTC’s present demand factored in.
3. Many Bitcoin holders are refusing to sell
Recall that Nairametrics about two months ago, revealed how investors remain bullish in the long term, despite the blurred global economic outlook and resurgence of the COVID-19 virus.
The percentage of supply owned by entities holding ≤ 10 $BTC grew from 5.1% to 13.8% in 5 years, while the percent held by entities with 100-100k BTC declined from 62.9% to 49.8%.
These show that more retail investors are grabbing a stake in the most popular crypto asset, thereby diminishing the strength of BTC whales.
4. Bitcoin has safe haven properties
Bitcoin has a significant first-mover advantage, not only because it’s the first crypto as we know it, but because it was the first one with a gold-like store of value properties.
As such, it enjoys tremendous network effects (not dissimilar to those experienced by social networks like Facebook and Twitter) due to its vibrant community of users, developers, miners, exchanges, custodians, etc.
Nothing demonstrates this better than the fact that Bitcoin is an open-source project that can be copied or forked by anyone in the world at any moment. And yet despite being forked many times over the years, it remains the dominant crypto (store of value or otherwise) both in terms of market capitalization and liquidity. This race is Bitcoin’s to lose.
5. Public-listed global brands are using Bitcoin to hedge inflation
Some weeks back, MicroStrategy, a publicly-traded company based in America, adopted Bitcoin as a treasury reserve asset to hedge against fiat inflation. This is a big deal, as BTC is being used as intended – a hard money/savings instrument.
“Our investment in Bitcoin is part of our new capital allocation strategy, which seeks to maximize long-term value for our shareholders,” said Michael J. Saylor, CEO, MicroStrategy Incorporated.
“This investment reflects our belief that Bitcoin, as the world’s most widely-adopted cryptocurrency, is a dependable store of value and an attractive investment asset with more long-term appreciation potential than holding cash,” he added.
Disclaimer: The objective is to give the needed insight on the world’s most valuable crypto prevailing in the ever-changing global financial market. This should not be seen as a piece of investment advice or guide, as Nairametrics advises one to seek the services of a certified financial advisor for such.
Readers should also note that the historical performances of this financial asset do not guarantee future performance. Therefore, Nairametrics doesn’t bear any responsibility for any trading loss you might incur as a result of using this data.
Large entity moves Bitcoins valued $244 million
BTC whale moved about 18,901 BTC estimated to be worth about $244million, some hours ago.
As the price of the Bitcoin, the world’s flagship crypto breaches above $13,000 price levels, a growing amount of large entities in recent times have been increasing their transactional volume at the world’s most popular crypto.
Data obtained from Whales Alert, a crypto analytic tracker, revealed that an unknown BTC whale moved about 18,901 BTC estimated to be worth about $244 million, some hours ago.
🚨 🚨 🚨 🚨 🚨 🚨 🚨 🚨 🚨 🚨 18,901 #BTC (244,385,564 USD) transferred from unknown wallet to unknown wallet
— Whale Alert (@whale_alert) October 25, 2020
Meanwhile, at the time of writing, Bitcoin traded at $13,064.05 with a 24-hour trading volume of $18,700,010,754. BTC price is down -1.8% in the last 24 hours. It has a circulating supply of 19 million coins and a max supply of 21 million coins.
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What this means: From a macro level, the increase in the number of these large entities can be considered bullish.
- At the time this report was drafted, Bitcoin was still trading around the $13,000 support levels, as investors have kept buying BTC at its support levels.
- Nairametrics believes the increased buying pressures by notable institutional brands are partly responsible for the non-dilutable crypto recent highs while it is difficult to predict market movements. BTC whales have shown historically that they often determine the BTC trend.
Quick fact: At the BTC market, investors or traders who own large amounts of Bitcoins are typically known as Bitcoin whales.
- This means that a BTC whale would be an individual or business entity (with a single Bitcoin address) owning around 1000 Bitcoins or more.
- As BTC whales accumulate BTCs, bitcoin’s circulating supply reduces, and this can weaken any bearish trend bitcoin finds itself in.
- This means that over time, it’s possible that as BTC approaches its fixed supply of 21 million, the price of BTC will go up, with BTC’s present demand factored in.
Bulls on rampage, Ethereum wallets now record high
The number of Ethereum addresses (EOAs) holding at least 0.1 ETH just crossed the 10,261,111 million mark for the first time.
Retail investors are rushing big time, over owning a stake in the world’s second most valuable crypto by market value. Its rise has not been surprising to many crypto experts in the crypto-verse, as the rise of DeFi Crypto partly helped Ethereum usage reach an all-time high coupled with the fact that it’s now trading over $400.
According to reports recently released by Glasscode, the number of Ethereum addresses (EOAs) holding at least 0.1 ETH just crossed the 10,261,111 million mark for the first time.
Previous ATH of 10,258,944 was observed earlier today
— glassnode alerts (@glassnodealerts) October 26, 2020
“The increase in gas usage indicates a continuous growth in the use of Ethereum’s platform, as measured by the number of transactions, as well as demand for block space, as measured via gas per transaction,” said Wilson Withiam, research analyst at data provider Messari.
Data from Coingecko at the time this report was written showed Ethereum traded at $408.30 with a daily trading volume of $11 billion. ETH price is down -1.6% in the last 24 hours. It has a circulating supply of 110 million coins and a max supply of ∞ coins.
Quick fact; Ethereum is a cryptocurrency designed for decentralized applications and deployment of smart contracts, which are created and operated without any fraud, interruption, control or interference from a third party.
Ethereum is a decentralized system, fully independent, and is not under anybody’s authority. It has no pivotal point, and its platform is connected to thousands of its users through their computing system around the world, which means it’s almost impossible for Ethereum to go offline.
Gas is the token that energizes Ethereum’s blockchain. It is the standard used to calculate the number of charges an individual needs to pay in order to make transactions on Ethereum’s blockchain.
Like with many other crypto assets, speculating with Ethereum can be highly profitable and has had a good history of giving its investors huge returns. However, there are also many other options to make income from Ethereum. These options include Ethereum mining, Ethereum faucets, and Ethereum staking.
Crypto for music, AUDIO up by 500%
Binance Labs, the investment and incubation arm of Binance, has made a strategic investment in Audius.
A newly designed crypto is presently gaining waves with the aid of the world’s biggest crypto exchange Binance.
A few days ago the decentralized music streaming platform Audius (AUDIO) launched its crypto. The coin traded as low as $0.04 on launch day, according to Coinmarketcap.
However that became history as the macro, showing Binance would be supporting the pretty unknown crypto catalyzed a steep upward price movement that sent it as high as $0.50, which represents a surge of 1,125% in a span of a few hours, before presently trading at the time this report was drafted at 0.21140 with a gain close to 500% since its launch.
The macro making this crypto asset blue hot amidst thousands of crypto is largely attributed to these statement released by Binance
Binance Labs, the investment and incubation arm of Binance, has made a strategic investment in Audius – a decentralized streaming protocol giving everyone the freedom to distribute, monetize, and stream any audio content. Specifically, Binance Labs led an extension round for Audius worth $1.25 million.
With 750,000 monthly active users (MAUs) and over a million streams each month across more than 100,000 tracks, Audius has teamed up with top artists like deadmau5, 3LAU, and RAC to help crypto cross the chasm.
Audius features a native platform token – AUDIO – that is staked for security, feature access, and governance. AUDIO is earned by users to shape future iterations of the protocol, creating a community dynamic in ownership unique to a music industry full of middlemen.
The means of artists being able to connect directly with fans is one that speaks to the ethos of web3, and one that the Audius community will be exploring closely over the coming months.
“Audius and its approach to mainstream crypto adoption are among the strongest we’ve seen. We’re glad to have Binance supporting this vision as we are both heavily aligned in creating a more accessible future for crypto,” Head of Binance Labs Wei Zhou said about the investment.
That said, the popularly known Binance founder Changpeng Zhao shared the news about the company’s investment in Audius via Twitter
Let's decentralize music. 🎶🎶🎶https://t.co/sUgAfNmKwO
— CZ Binance (@cz_binance) October 24, 2020