Santiment on-chain data company has shared data that certain Bitcoin whales and sharks may have been aware of the possible outcome in the legal suit between Grayscale and the US securities regulator SEC.
After that, they increased their profits substantially.
Whales and sharks grab more Bitcoin – in advance
Santiment believes that certain owners of large cryptocurrency wallets (known as sharks and whales and holding between 10 and 10,000 BTC) accumulated $388.3 million worth of Bitcoin in total within a day before the court announced the decision on the legal argument between Grayscale and the SEC.
These holders got an extra profit of a 6% price surge on the Bitcoin they quickly bought. They “may have known a thing or two” about the possible outcome of the case, Santiment tweeted, suggesting that those traders could have access to insider information. In light of the news about Grayscale winning against the SEC, Bitcoin recovered the $27,000 price level. However, this victory does not ensure that the company’s Bitcoin Trust will be converted into a spot ETF – the SEC will now have to give it proper consideration.
🐳 Whales & sharks may have known a thing or two about the outcome of the #Grayscale and #SEC lawsuit, with 10-10K $BTC wallets accumulating a collective $388.3M in $BTC the day leading up to the news. They were handsomely rewarded with a +6% price jump. https://t.co/j28CwVYKS6 pic.twitter.com/cx5rRuS6IV— Santiment (@santimentfeed) August 30, 2023
“Bitcoin $30,000 may be new $12,000”, Bloomberg expert
In a recent tweet, chief commodity strategist of Bloomberg Intelligence Mike McGlone stated that he believes $30,000 may have turned into the new $12,000 for the world’s flagship cryptocurrency Bitcoin.
McGlone stated that he believes a Bitcoin spot ETF approval is inevitable and it is drawing nearer despite all the delays made by the SEC agency. Still, he says, the main barrier for Bitcoin’s further rise – “the elephant in the room” – is still the US Fed Reserve continuing its tightening monetary policy.
Bitcoin $30,000 May Be New $12,000, With Fed-Tightening Overhang - The inevitable approval of #Bitcoin ETFs in the US is moving closer, but the elephant in the room for all risk assets remains -- the #Fed is still tightening despite the tilt toward economic contraction. pic.twitter.com/3i7MwxiZ3i— Mike McGlone (@mikemcglone11) August 30, 2023