Bitcoin price returns to $16K amid warning over BTC whale selling


Bitcoin (BTC) headed increased into the Nov. 22 Wall Road open after setting one other two-year low.

BTC/USD 1-hour candle chart (Bitstamp). Supply: TradingView

Thanksgiving buywall seems at $12,000

Knowledge from Cointelegraph Markets Pro and TradingView adopted BTC/USD because it recrossed the $16,000 mark, having set lows of $15,480 on Bitstamp.

Momentum took the pair to $16,189 earlier than consolidating, marking beneficial properties of three.7% versus the day’s lows.

Speak amongst analysts remained tied to the Digital Foreign money Group household, together with Grayscale, at present on the heart of rumors over the fallout from the defunct trade FTX.

For monitoring useful resource Materials Indicators, a “guard rail” bid at $12,000 may finally be what protected the market ought to a significant capitulation happen over the Thanksgiving vacation interval.

“Over $300M in BTC bid liquidity between right here and $12k,” it commented on a publish by CryptoQuant contributor Maartunn.

“This new $70M purchase wall could possibly be a guard rail for the vacation week, it could possibly be associated to hypothesis on a Grayscale announcement or one thing else. Regardless, we at all times keep watch over new fats purchase partitions.”

BTC/USD order e book knowledge (Binance). Supply: Maartunn/Twitter

Maartunn had uploaded a heatmap of the Binance order e book, displaying varied lively purchase and promote ranges.

As Cointelegraph reported, in the meantime, draw back targets for BTC/USD principally focused on $14,000 or under because the week started.

BTC hodlers really feel the stress

Different rising issues centered on long-term holders (LTHs) of Bitcoin.

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In its newest weekly “The Week On-Chain” publication, analytics agency Glassnode warned that “non-trivial spending” from outdated palms was on the rise.

“Their provide has declined by 84,560 BTC post-FTX, which stays probably the most important declines within the final 12 months,” it famous, including that the decline was “nonetheless underway.”

Likewise, the biggest BTC traders, whales, had been additionally web distributing cash to the market, this coming regardless of earlier knowledge displaying that sure entities had already begun buying the dip.

“The Whale cohort are in a mode of web distribution at current, sending between 5k and 7k in extra BTC into exchanges,” Glassnode added.

“In the meantime, the flight of cash off exchanges by virtually all cohorts is at an all-time excessive. The whirlwind affect of the FTX collapse continues to play out, and it stays to be seen simply how intensive the shake-up to investor confidence has been.”

BTC provide held by LTHs annotated chart (screenshot). Supply: Glassnode

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