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Whales Buy 60K Bitcoins Over Past 2 Months, Adding 1.7 Million BTC in Last 5 Years: Report

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Fri, 01/28/2022 - 09:20
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Yuri Molchan
Large crypto holders continue to accumulate Bitcoin, grabbing almost 2 million BTC since 2017, a report says
Whales Buy 60K Bitcoins Over Past 2 Months, Adding 1.7 Million BTC in Last 5 Years: Report
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As reported by popular on-chain data vendor Santiment, large Bitcoin holders—widely known as whales in the crypto space—continue to accumulate the flagship cryptocurrency. This time, the company has shared a report about BTC whales who hold a minimum of 100 BTC in their wallets.

Per another source, these wallets with over 100 BTC in them hold a mind-blowing 3.9 million Bitcoins (almost 21% of all circulating BTC).

60K BTC added in past two months, 1.7 million BTC bought since 2017

Over the past two months, as Bitcoin has been sliding down from the $57,000 level pretty quickly and hit a low of $33,700 on Jan. 24, owners of BTC wallets with 100+ coins have continued to add the leading crypto to their holdings.

Since December, they have added approximately 60,000 Bitcoins to their holdings, which is the equivalent of a staggering $2,200,026,000 at the current exchange rate of $36,592.

Overall, in the past five years since 2017, these whales, as per the Santiment report, have acquired a jaw-dropping 1.7 million BTC, including the mentioned 60,000 coins.

That amount, 1.7 million Bitcoins, is worth $62,334,070,000 at press time.

According to BitInforCharts, wallets with 100-1,000 BTC stored in them include 13,808 addresses, and they hold 3,956,271 BTC worth $144,901,597,476. That is 20.89% of all Bitcoin in circulation.

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On Jan. 20, U.Today reported that whales had acquired 40,000 Bitcoins before the price went below the $42,000 level.

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Bitcoin social dominance plunges

Santiment has also shared that Bitcoin has been losing its social dominance since last year. After the profitable year that 2021 happened to be for altcoin holders, Bitcoin is now discussed half the amount compared to the previous year by crypto holders.

As a rule, Bitcoin price dominance and BTC social dominance are both at high levels. In 2022, so far only the former is high, Santiment says.

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About the author

Yuri is a crypto journalist interested in technology and technical innovations. He has been in crypto since 2017. Believes that blockchain and cryptocurrencies have a potential to transform the world in the future in many of its aspects. ‘Hodls’ major cryptocurrencies and has written for multiple crypto media outlets. 

His articles have been quoted by such crypto influencers as Tyler Winklevoss, John McAfee, CZ Binance, Max Keiser, etc.

Currently Yuri is a news writer at U.Today and can be contacted at yuri.molchan@u.today.