Bitcoin (CRYPTO: BTC) miners have reportedly sold over 20,000 BTC this week, marking the largest amount sold since April, according to crypto analysis firm Into the Block.
What Happened: The firm reported the significant increase in Bitcoin sales by miners and explained that it suggests they are taking advantage of higher Bitcoin prices to offset their operational costs. “While not uncommon, it can add significant sell pressure to the market.”
Sell pressure refers to the impact created by a large volume of sell orders in a market, leading to downward price pressure as sellers outnumber buyers.
According to data from Coinglass, there have been liquidations totaling more than $15.28 million in Bitcoin within the past 24 hours.
Bitcoin miners sold over 20,000 $BTC this week, the largest amount since April. This suggests that miners are capitalizing on higher Bitcoin prices to offset their operational costs. While not uncommon, it can add significant sell pressure to the market. pic.twitter.com/J6GAC7UWpO
— IntoTheBlock (@intotheblock) October 10, 2023
In another report, Santiment, a blockchain data analytics firm, noted that most cryptocurrencies experienced minor corrections over the past week. However, Bitcoin remained relatively flat, hovering around the $27,400 level.
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Why It Matters: Among the few standout performers during this period were Monero (XMR) with a 3.7% increase and Render Token (RNDR) with a 4.5% increase. “Bitcoin maximalists historically thrive under these conditions,” Santiment tweeted
📊 Most market caps in #crypto have experienced mild corrections over the past week. However, #Bitcoin has stayed flat at the $27.4K level. The few standouts over the past week include $XMR (+3.7%) and $RNDR (+4.5%). $BTC maximalists historically thrive under these conditions. pic.twitter.com/czvFn1A6Ql
— Santiment (@santimentfeed) October 10, 2023
Interestingly, amidst the ongoing conflict between Israel and Hamas, major cryptocurrencies, including Bitcoin, displayed resilience and remained largely unaffected. Bitcoin even surpassed the $27,000 mark, indicating its ability to withstand geopolitical tensions.
Price Action: At the time of writing, BTC was trading at $27,136, down 1.68% in the last 24 hours, according to Zenger News Pro.
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