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Bitcoin Short Term Speculators Blamed for the Investor Group Realizing Most Losses

Brian Njuguna   Jun 27, 2021 09:15 2 Min Read


   

Over the past week, Bitcoin's brief drop to the $28K level, triggered by a series of intensified crackdowns on crypto mining from Chinese authorities

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Bitcoin short term investors have been blamed for the primary culprits in the recent crash of the crypto market, as acknowledged by Yann & Jan. The Glassnode co-founders explained:

“The Bitcoin investor group that is realizing most losses is the short term speculators.”

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On-chain analyst William Clemente III echoed these sentiments. He noted:

“Short-term BTC holders capitulating.”

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Earlier this month, the analyst stated that long-term Bitcoin holders kept stacking while their short-term counterparts kept selling. 

On June 25, the net realized losses hit an all-time high (ATH) of $3.45 billion. Lex Moskovski, the chief investment officer at Moskovski Capital, pointed out:

“Yesterday's Net Realized Profit/Loss was the largest of all times. $3.45B of net realized losses. Ouch. Even March, 2020 wasn't so bloody.”

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Bitcoin active addresses experience a slight growth

According to on-chain metrics provider Santiment:

“Bitcoin is rebounding again, and active addresses are growing slightly following the massive 50%+ drop from the April ATH. Our active address divergence model shows that though a price drop made sense, address activity hasn't dropped as much.”

This could, therefore, signify that the Bitcoin network is regaining the much-needed momentum because the market crash witnessed from May drove its price from a record-high of $64.8K in mid-April to the recent lows of $28K. 

Meanwhile, a st rong resistance pushing BTC on its path towards $40K lies at $37K. Data science firm IntoTheBlock recently acknowledged:

“Strong resistance ahead for BTC on its path towards $40K. The IOMAP reveals 3 key levels of resistance, the biggest located at the highly contested $37K mark, with 942K addresses holding 427K BTC.”

IntoTheBlock added that a $40,000 Bitcoin breakout would be instrumental in triggering an upward push in the crypto market. 

Therefore, it remains to be seen how the leading cryptocurrency plays out moving forward. 


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