According to crypto analytics portal Santiment, the number of addresses holding between 10 and 1,000 BTC has reached a record high since 2020. Nicknamed whales and sharks, these investors have increased the size of their positions by 5.4% over the past nine months, bringing the total number of wallets of this size to 151,100.
🐳🦈 There are now 151,080 addresses that hold between 10 to 1,000 $BTC. After a massive decline that began in December, 2020, these addresses have increased significantly throughout 2022 as #Bitcoin has progressively become more affordable. https://t.co/5rdAno5SKy pic.twitter.com/uahECloHyR— Santiment (@santimentfeed) December 11, 2022
There is no paradox in setting such a record during a deep correction on the crypto market. The growth in the number of wallets actively accumulating Bitcoin is directly related to its price, which is now at a two-year low and is affordable.
It is also noteworthy that almost exactly two years ago Bitcoin rushed from these levels to $60,000 per token, but looking at the chart, the difference between then and now is obvious. In 2020, BTC was in an upward trend and was breaking through new heights, while now the movement is the exact opposite.
What could hinder Bitcoin investors' plans?
The new week brings with it a number of important developments from the world of macroeconomics and traditional finance, to which the crypto market has become so inappropriately attached with the arrival of big money.
Thus, as early as Tuesday, U.S. inflation data will be released. Then, on Wednesday, there will be a Fed meeting, and investors will find out the Fed's rate decision.