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Recent Bitcoin Transaction Shines Light on Institutional Accumulation Trend

Cole Petersen

Cole Petersen | Dec 23, 2020 | 18:00

Bitcoin

Recent Bitcoin Transaction Shines Light on Institutional Accumulation Trend

Cole Petersen

Cole Petersen | Dec 23, 2020 | 18:00


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  • Bitcoin’s price has been fairly stable below $24,000, with sellers being unable to firmly degrade its strength despite the weakness seen across altcoins
  • BTC’s dominance has been rising rapidly as it sucks the oxygen out of the room, with analysts widely targeting continued strength against altcoins
  • However, Bitcoin still has some major hurdles in its path that may continue hampering its growth and stopping it from seeing any massive uptrend
  • This includes the massive resistance between $24,000 and $24,200. Whether or not it can break above this level should provide serious insights into its outlook
  • One on-chain explained that specific Coinbase transactions are confirming a trend of institutional accumulation

Bitcoin has been consolidating throughout the past week, seeing some turbulent price action that has caused it to range between $22,000 and highs of $24,200. The selling pressure seen here has been quite significant.

That said, each rejection and subsequent decline has been rapidly absorbed by bulls, signaling that there’s a strong possibility further upside is imminent.

One on-chain analyst is also noting that transactional activity on Coinbase points to institutional involvement in the market, including what appears to be a recent 12,006 BTC transaction sent to various OTC-related cold wallets.

Bitcoin Shows Signs of Strength as Altcoins Plummet

At the time of writing, Bitcoin is trading down marginally at its current price of $23,730. This is around the price at which it has been trading throughout the past few days.

The selling pressure seen between $24,000 and $24,200 has sparked multiple strong selloffs, but there’s a possibility that bulls will be able to catalyze further gains in the mid-term.

This possibility stems from the strong reactions Bitcoin has posted following every selloff. Bears have been unable to gain any serious ground over the past few weeks.

On-Chain Data Points to Institutional Accumulation 

One factor that could bolster Bitcoin in the near-term is the sheer level of institutional involvement in the market at the present moment.

While speaking about this, the CEO of analytics platform CryptoQuant said that he is closely watching as transactions to OTC-related wallets flow out of Coinbase.

“12,006 BTC flowed out from Coinbase a few hours ago. As I said, it went to custody-looked-like wallets. It seems that Coinbase makes a new cold wallet for each customer after the OTC deal for institutions. I’m very bullish on BTC.”

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As seen above, these types of institutional accumulation trends do take place usually days before the cryptocurrency sees a rapid price ascent.

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Price data from TradingView.

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