Bitcoin whales benefit from „weak hands“ in the BTC bull run

Bitcoin is being bought up by „millionaires“ more and more, as data shows.

Bitcoin ( BTC ) is quickly being bought up by the whales after falling to $ 32,000. This means that only millionaires benefit from the decline, as data shows.

Glassnode wallet balance statistics on Jan. 11 show that investors who buy the decline have more than 1,000 BTC ($ 36 million) in their possession.

„Millionaire“ wallets continue to grow

Elias Simos, a protocol specialist at the blockchain infrastructure provider Bison Trails, has compiled these statistics. The numbers suggest that the wealthy benefited from Bitcoin sales by smaller investors in December and January.

„Addresses with more than $ 1,000 BTC continue to grow with the help of everyone else. This is also the case in this downturn,“ summarizes Simos.

„While you were selling, whales devoured your bitcoin.“

The number of wallets with smaller holdings declined as the BTC / USD pair climbed from $ 19,000 on December 1 to its recent highs of $ 42,000. The group with 1,000 and more BTC, however, has grown.

So the effect is that weak hands sell to strong hands. And the richer the organization behind it, the stronger the hands.

„Do not participate in the #BTC transfer to billionaires, corporations and hedge funds. At least not yet,“ warned entrepreneur Alistair Milne his Twitter followers in response to Simo’s post.

Guggenheim hints at BTC sale

Institutional purchases have become more common in Bitcoin in recent months. However, analysts expressed concern that one of them had shown signs of „weak hands“.

As Cointelegraph reported , Guggenheim Partners is apparently already planning to sell some bitcoins. The company announced in late November that it had invested a substantial amount in Bitcoin . Investment director Scott Minerd said Monday that Bitcoin’s decline over the weekend gave cause for reconsideration.

„Bitcoin’s parabolic surge is unsustainable in the short term,“ he wrote . „Vulnerable to a setback.“

„The targeted technical plus of 35,000 US dollars has been exceeded. Time to take some money out again.“
His statements confused market participants. The reason for this decision was questioned in the reactions , as Guggenheim had only got on board a few weeks earlier.

„Investment manager of a large company that trades in BTC every day? Should last at least 5-10 years,“ argued macro investor Dan Tapeiro.

Institutional acceptance comes amid a general lack of supply for Bitcoin. The demand from large buyers is already exceeding the monthly production capacity of the miners. At the same time, the miners have sold more in the last few days. According to one theory, some of them cash out their well-deserved winnings at or near all-time highs.