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

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

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

Thanksgiving buywall seems at $12,000

Data 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 good points of three.7% versus the day’s lows.

Talk amongst analysts remained tied to the Digital Currency Group (DCG) household, together with Grayscale, at present on the heart of rumors over fallout from defunct change FTX.

For monitoring useful resource Material Indicators, a “guard rail” bid at $12,000 might in the end be what protected the market ought to a serious capitulation happen over the Thanksgiving vacation interval.

“Over $300M in BTC bid liquidity between right here and $12k,” it commented on a put up 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 all the time control new fats purchase partitions.”

Bitcoin price returns to $16K amid warning over BTC whale selling
BTC/USD order ebook information (Binance). Source: Maartunn/ Twitter

Maartunn had uploaded a heatmap of the Binance order ebook, exhibiting varied energetic purchase and promote ranges.

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

BTC hodlers really feel the stress

Other rising considerations centered on long-term holders (LTHs) of Bitcoin.

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its newest weekly e-newsletter, “The Week On-Chain,” analytics agency Glassnode warned that “non-trivial spending” from outdated fingers was on the rise.

“Their provide has declined by 84,560 BTC post-FTX, which stays one of the vital important declines within the final yr,” it famous, including that the decline was “nonetheless underway.”

Likewise, the most important BTC traders, whales, had been additionally web distributing cash to the market, this coming regardless of earlier information exhibiting that sure entities had already begun shopping for 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.

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

Bitcoin price returns to $16K amid warning over BTC whale selling
BTC provide held by LTHs annotated chart (screenshot). Source: Glassnode

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