Large Bitcoin Transactions are gaining traction.

August 10, 2021
Large Bitcoin Transactions are gaining traction.

In the last 11 months, BTC transfers for $1 million or more have increased from 30% to 70% of all transfers.

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With huge transactions, Bitcoin whale accounts are dominating the BTC network.

According to the latest data from Glassnode, a crypto analytics platform, Bitcoin transactions over $1 million or more have surged fast since September 2020.

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Compared to just 30% in September 2020, large BTC transfers now account for approximately 70% of all value moved.

Small Bitcoin transactions, on the other hand, have seen a dramatic decline in popularity during the same time period.

Since the beginning of 2021, bitcoin whale accounts have accelerated the accumulation of the world's largest cryptocurrency, owing to a rise in its price and institutional usage.

Bitcoin billionaire accounts owning between 100 and 10,000 BTC added roughly 100,000 coins in the last week, according to Santiment, a crypto data provider.

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“If we look at the size of Bitcoin transactions, we can see that there is a clear trend at work.

Since September 2020, the dominance of large-scale transactions worth $1 million or more (23 BTC or more at $43.5k) has climbed from 30% to 70% of total value transferred.

As the market fell to lows of $29k in late July, the $1M to $10M transaction category saw a significant increase in dominance, jumping by 20%.

“This week, the dominance of $10M+ volume was followed by a spike of 20% domination, bolstering the price rally,” Glassnode explained.

“This implies that these large-scale transactions are more likely to be accumulators than sellers, which is, once again, pretty supportive of the price,” the firm stated.

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Leading Bitcoin whale accounts are shifting their digital assets from crypto exchanges to unknown wallets, in addition to amassing the world's largest cryptocurrency.

“The BTC/USD exchange rate has now dropped to its lowest level since June 2019.”

This 26-month low should be considered as a source of comfort for Bitcoin holders, as major exchange selloffs are less common when less supply is at risk on exchanges, according to Santiment.

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