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Whale Who Cashed Out in Previous Sell-off Strikes Again Before Bitcoin’s Monday 20% Dip

Bitcoin experienced a 20% loss in a day partly because of the actions of a single whale. Santiment, an on-chain analytics site shared a chart on Twitter which showed that Bitcoin dropped to $47,400 after the second-largest transaction of 2021 was completed.

Whale’s Past Sell-Offs Tracked

The transaction of 2,700 BTC happened when BTC was worth $58K and was worth $156.6 million. The sale piled pressure on the market, snowballing into the largest one-hour candle in Bitcoin’s history.

Sentiment said that there was an 11x exchange inflow spike that initiated BTC’s price correction from its $58.3k #ATH, with further data showing that the address responsible for this transaction had made a $2,000 BTC import March 2020 as the Black Thursday took place. At the time, Bitcoin crashed, recording almost a 60% value loss, and hitting $3,600.

This data shows the exact happenings as volatility affected the asset, which managed to recover to $54,000, before trading below $50,000. The whale’s address has made a total of 73 transactions in its one-year existence, for a total of $91,935 BTC imported, with all tokens moving away just minutes after arrival.

Whales in The Spotlight

The recent Bitcoin bull run has put whales on the spotlight as they have been profiting from small wallets selling during price dips. Reports have shown that the number of whale-sized wallets have been growing during this period, while the smallholders have reduced.

Dovey Wan, a founding partner at Primitive and Coindesk advisor tweeted a chart on Feb. 17, 2021 comparing the current bull run to the one in 2017. Wan explained that the chart showed the most interesting side by side of Bitcoin investor profile progress.

Wan further stated that in the last cycle, whales diminished as price elevated while this time, new group of whales keep popping up, and shrimps being those who sold too early. She called this the great wealth transfer.

Market Opinions

Some people believe that the market was overextended and pessimists claim that the bubble-like process had been long underway. Other people are arguing that this is a usual occurrence in crypto trading and nothing to worry about.

A response on the data from Santiment states that it would be overambitious to claim that the actions of a single address could have the power to dip BTC by almost 15%.

Santiment, however, said that although the address alone might not have triggered the price retracement of BTC, it was one of the contributing factors.

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Edward Nored

Edward Nored

Edward is a naturally curious BTC lover with a deep interest in blockchain, fin tech, fields which he dedicates his time to researching.


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