Bitcoin rose beyond $20K again, but the altcoin suffers from a considerable absence of enthusiasm. That’s because BTC has hovered within the $17K – $22K range over the past few weeks. Meanwhile, Bitcoin whales contributed to maintaining the range as they purchased around the range bottom & selling around the range top.
Nevertheless, some latest observations emphasize the narrative of a possible near-term breakout, regardless of the previous gloomy sentiment. Comparing the BTC exchange whale rate & Bitcoin’s exchange reserves confirmed a fascinating outlook. The former noted gradual upsides while later had declined since March.
Meanwhile, the exchange whale percentage attained peak lows since May this year. That indicated a surge in exchange whale activity. That suggested that investors traded massive BTC amounts, opening the path for more volatile price fluctuations.
The plummeting exchange reserves indicated that BTC has flowed out of exchange within the past few months. Also, investor sentiment improved within the past few days, especially within the derivatives market. That was visible from the surged funding rates and open interest within the derivative market.
Funding rates and open interest within the derivative market surged substantially within the past two weeks. The present ‘open’ interest zones remained significantly higher than the September 12 level – the peak of the previous bullish trial. Also, these observations matched the observed surged BCT demand by institutions and whales.
Impending Bitcoin Demand – Toward the Stars?
The Purpose BTC ETF holdings index affirmed that the ETF reduced its balance significantly within the past 30 days. Meanwhile, these outflows flattened at September end, and the metric confirmed accumulation within the past three days.
Bitcoin wallets with more than 1K BTC seemingly mimicked the Purpose Bitcoin ETF index. That indicated that large wallet investors offloaded Bitcoin in September and started accumulating the crypto over the past two days.
Unsurprisingly, Bitcoin’s price retained uptrends since September 22, when the open interest and derivatives funding rates pivoted. BTC’s uptrend in October 4 trading session peaked at $20,476 after hitting its 50-day MA. BTC’s high open interest on September 12 remains essential.
It could suggest heightened demand at current price levels that the previous top that the price hadn’t attained, translating to divergence. Furthermore, these observations emerged when institution and whale accumulation kick-started recoveries from lower ranges.
Also, the BTC mining hashrate continued to soar, favoring prevailing sentiments. Though these findings do not guarantee price rallies, they remain essential for demand to remain steady. Bitcoin might eventually accumulate enough momentum to escape its current range, but time will tell.