Bitcoin levels are decreasing while Tether supply is increasing on exchanges.
According to a recent report by Santiment, Bitcoin supply has been decreasing. The ration of BTC supply is at low levels last seen way back in 2018. Interestingly, the crypto’s supply levels are lowering at a time when the bear market is pressing hard and many analysts and investors anticipate a long crypto winter to set in soon. It’s still not clear what market forces or shifts have led to this dynamic.
📊 The ratio of #Bitcoin‘s supply continues staying low at levels last seen in November, 2018. This is a good signal of limited future selloff risk. In the meantime, #Tether supply continues skyrocketing on to exchanges, indicating greater buying power. https://t.co/8uaYXatxnP pic.twitter.com/wYLkqQqQuO
— Santiment (@santimentfeed) June 21, 2022
On the other hand, the supply levels of Tether (USDT), a stablecoin, have been increasing on exchanges. This may not be surprising for Tether because the company has been known to mint lots of coins. The increase in its supply levels may be a direct impact created by the Fed’s decision to hike interest rates.
Low Bitcoin Levels Are A Good Sign
To some people, the decrease in BTC supply levels may be a bit alarming, but Santiment thinks this is a positive sign. First off, it signals a controlled sell-off in the future. Basically, it indicates a growing HODL culture among BTC investors. The last bear markets saw massive sell-offs that further upset the markets and gave bears more leverage. This is not the case this time around. People seem to be determined to hold onto their stash.
As a matter of fact, a lot of traders have come out to proclaim a buying period, seeing as the crypto winter will last for a while and crypto prices, including Bitcoin’s, will be under pressure especially due to a looming global recession. Since there’s always a bull run after a bear market, people are not willing to sell now. They may also not be willing to sell off even after the bear market.
According to the glass node, the d moving average BTC active supply is decreasing, showing more BTC is leaving exchanges.
— glassnode alerts (@glassnodealerts) June 22, 2022
High Tether Supply Signals Strong Buying Power
In the case of Tether, more minted means a growing buying power on the part of investors. People are rushing to get their wealth into the crypto space amid growing fears of increased inflation due to interest hikes and global recession. Inflation tends to devalue wealth, and a lot of people want to avoid that.
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