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Here’s What’s Driving a Bitcoin Buying Frenzy Amongst Retail Investors

Cole Petersen

Cole Petersen | Apr 23, 2020 | 23:00

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Here’s What’s Driving a Bitcoin Buying Frenzy Amongst Retail Investors

Cole Petersen

Cole Petersen | Apr 23, 2020 | 23:00


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  • On-chain data suggests that retail Bitcoin investors are currently engaged in a buying frenzy
  • This comes close on the heels of the crypto’s terrifying plunge from $8,000 to $3,800 – which has since been followed by an unwavering uptrend
  • The strength Bitcoin has shown in the face of massive macroeconomic weakness may be bolstering investor sentiment

The capitulatory plunge that Bitcoin took on March 12th was historic, with the cryptocurrency declining from highs of over $8,000 to lows of $3,800 over a matter of mere hours – a day that will now live in crypto infamy as “Black Thursday.”

The price action seen following this selloff, however, seems to illuminate the strength of the digital asset, even leading one analyst to go as far to say that it makes Bitcoin the “most resilient asset in the world.”

This overt resilience may be driving an ongoing buying frenzy that Bitcoin investors are currently engaged in, as data suggests that BTC holders are accumulating at a rapid rate.

Bitcoin Holders Enter Full-Fledged Accumulation Mode 

According to recent data from blockchain research platform Glassnode, Bitcoin investors are now accumulating the cryptocurrency at an unprecedented rate.

While looking towards their “Hodler Net Position Change” indicator, it appears that investors are increasing their BTC exposure at the fastest rates seen this year.

“Bitcoin HODLer Net Position Change has been growing daily since the end of March and is now hitting yearly highs. Long term investors are increasing their positions – and they’re accumulating more BTC each day,” they noted while pointing to the below chart.

Bitcoin BTC

Image Courtesy of Glassnode

This seems to indicate that investors are growing increasingly optimistic on the cryptocurrency – a phenomenon that may be rooted in the intense uptrend Bitcoin has seen in the time since this recent decline.

BTC’s Recovery from Recent Lows Boosts Investor Sentiment

Bitcoin has seen a notable uptrend in the time following this decline, rising to post-crash highs today of $7,800.

The reaction to this decline against a backdrop of global economic turbulence has led Luke Martin – a respected cryptocurrency analyst – to explain that this move has confirmed BTC’s status as “the most resilient asset in the world.”

“Take a step back think about how BTC has almost completely recovered from the 50% drop in March. •No limit down or trading halted •No emergency meetings of producers to cut/alter supply •No government pledges to start buying. The most resilient asset in the world,” he said.

This buying frenzy will likely be further perpetuated by the highly bullish price action seen today, which could generate a sense of “fomo” amongst investors.

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