Bitcoin drops below $45,000 amid whale war between institutions, BTC whales and miners

  • The Bitcoin price has fallen below $45,000 for the third time in 7 days.
  • According to CryptoQuant CEO, a whale war is currently raging between US institutional investors, Bitcoin whales and miners to explore their power.

As CNF reported, the zone between $46,000 and $48,000 has served as strong support for the Bitcoin price in recent days. However, at the time of writing, BTC broke through this area significantly and was trading at around $44,200. Thus, the trend could possibly go in the direction of $40,000. IntoTheBlock estimates that this area will serve as the next major support, as a total of 226,000 BTC was bought between $39,454 and $40,877.

Power plays by Bitcoin whales?

As CryptoQuant CEO Ki Young Ju discussed, a whale war is currently raging between US institutional investors, BTC whales, and miners over “who got the real power.” US institutional investors are giving a clear “buy” signal through Coinbase outflows as well as the Coinbase price premium. BTC whales are also in a buying mood at current levels as evidenced by BTC reserve and stablecoin inflow transactions.

However, once again the mining sector seems to have a different opinion. As Ju elicited, miner outflows and miner to exchange flows are giving a clear “Sell” signal.

Mining pool owners, such as F2Pool, who have been the focus of attention in recent weeks, are not to blame, however, as Ju points out. The outflows come “from affiliated miners who have participated in the mining pool at least once.”

But as Moskovski Capital analyst and CEO Lex Moskovski first observed yesterday, the trend may be turning. After Friday became the first day in two months (since December 27) when miners’ position change turned positive, the trend was confirmed yesterday (Saturday) as well. Moskovski shared the chart below from Glassnode and stated:

Miner pools are still accumulating on aggregate. Yesterday there was another positive MNPC. Despite some selling pressure today the outlook is still positive.

Bitcoin MNPC


Even though it seems that the war conjured up by Ju could end, this is not yet reflected in the Bitcoin price at the moment. Therefore, all eyes could possibly be on tomorrow, Monday, when institutional investors return. As technical analyst Josh Rager noted, Sunday and Monday are notorious for large price moves.

Buy the dip

Meanwhile, one of the well-known on analysts, Willy Woo, referred to the “UTXO Realized Price Distribution” indicator and stated that any dip below $45,000 is a “no-brainer” to buy the dip:

UTXO Realized Price Distribution. This is the on-chain, more precise version of volume profile. The peaks represent the price where most coins changed hands.

$45k upwards is very strong support. Any dip (if you’re are lucky) into $39k is a no-brainer BTFD [Buy the fucking dip].



About Author

Jake Simmons has been a crypto enthusiast since 2016, and since hearing about Bitcoin and blockchain technology, he's been involved with the subject every day. Beyond cryptocurrencies, Jake studied computer science and worked for 2 years for a startup in the blockchain sector. At CNF he is responsible for technical issues. His goal is to make the world aware of cryptocurrencies in a simple and understandable way.

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