Analysts of Bitcoin (BTC), are focusing on short-term volatility, as whales exhibit unprecedented behavior.
New data has shown that whales are not only highly active on the markets, but they have also been moving record numbers of BTC.
All-time highs in whale activity surpass Bitcoin
Large-volume Bitcoin investors remain calm despite the fact that BTC price action has remained in a narrow, uninspiring range around $40,000
These whales have been moving more coins around the network in recent weeks than ever before, even more than at all-time highs of BTC/USD of $60,000 and higher.
Recent transactions involving more than $10 million have surpassed $10 billion.
Last two weeks, whales moved record amounts of #Bitcoin. The ATH has maintained a total transfer volume of $10M+ transactions lately. It’s higher than the $55-60k price. pic.twitter.com/FXvcCPPl57
— Lex Moskovski (@mskvsk) September 28, 2021
Further analysis of the whales’ reactions to price changes has shown that they have all responded differently.
According to Material Indicators, the data shows that “smaller” whales are selling while large-volume investors have added to their positions.
Researchers commented on a chart showing the buy and sell levels of BTC/USD.
“Look at the liquidity they use to play the upside if you want to understand the whale games.”
BTC/USD chart vs. Bitcoin whale exchange activity Source: Material indicators/ Twitter
BTC/USD has repeatedly rejected above $44,000 to show that there is relative resistance between the current spot prices of $42,000 and $46,500.
Bitcoin is “fast and volatile” below $40,000
Further whale data suggests that volatility in prices may be a possibility.
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The “exchange whale” ratio, which measures the relative size of top ten exchange inflows to the rest, is nearing levels that have caused unsettled price movements in the past.
“So normaly, we can consider it a short-term selling however, since we are in crucial areas, price must stay above 40K,” CryptoQuant, an on-chain analyst, said as part of an update Tuesday.
“Price movement below 40K could become volatile and fast.”
Annotated chart of the Bitcoin exchange whale ratio. Source: CryptoQuant
Cointelegraph reported that the consensus is that $36,000 will be the floor for a BTC/USD loss of $40,000 support.