After roaring above $50K on August 23 for the first time since May, Bitcoin (BTC) revisited this level in the last 24 hours even though the leading cryptocurrency had retracted to $49.9K during intraday trading, according to CoinMarketCap.
This price surge also saw an uptick in addresses transacting, given that they hit a two-month high. Crypto analytic firm Santiment explained:
“With Bitcoin’s visit above $50,000, we also saw the first day that over 1M addresses were interacting on the BTC network in 2 months.”
Ali Martinez echoed these sentiments that large transactions were being witnessed on the Bitcoin network. The market analyst acknowledged:
“BTC whales and institutional players are back! Bitcoin shows an important uptick in the number of large transactions on the network with a value of $100,000 or greater. Roughly 24,000 large BTC transactions have been recorded today.”
Bitcoin exits exchanges in droves
Bitcoin’s transaction volume recently reached a monthly high of 47,433.025 BTC. The leading cryptocurrency has been leaving crypto exchanges at a high rate as the balance continues to diminish.
On-chain analyst Lark Davis believes this could signal the return of institutional money. He noted:
“Huge outflows of Bitcoin from Coinbase = institutional money is once again gobbling up BTC!”
Institutional investment played a pivotal role in enabling Bitcoin to breach the previous all-time high (ATH) of $20,000 in December 2020, a fate the top cryptocurrency had been trying in vain for three years.
The injection of more capital investments also enabled BTC to hit a record high of $64.8K in mid-April.
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