Bitcoin exchanges see large deposits despite BTC reserves hitting 3-year lows

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Bitcoin (BTC) whales are shifting giant quantities of cash to exchanges in tandem with giant outflows, curious new knowledge exhibits. 

In keeping with the trade whale ratio indicator from on-chain analytics agency CryptoQuant, giant transactions have accounted for over 90% of latest trade deposits.

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High 10 deposits make up 90% of trade inflows

In a marked change from earlier habits, over the previous week, whales have develop into far more lively potential sellers on exchanges.

The trade whale ratio, which measures how giant the highest 10 deposits to exchanges are relative to all deposits, is sounding the alarm.

“Whales are depositing BTC to exchanges,” CryptoQuant CEO Ki Younger Ju summarized

“$BTC Alternate Whale Ratio(72h MA) reached 91%. This means the highest 10 deposits take 91% of the deposit quantity throughout all exchanges within the hourly timeframe.”

BTC/USD with trade whale ratio annotated chart. Supply: Ki Younger Ju/Twitter

The info presents an attention-grabbing counterpoint to the present narrative involving whales.

As Cointelegraph reported, giant wallets have been shopping for all through the latest downturn, whereas on Tuesday, bid ranges amongst whales increased on trade Bitfinex from $50,000 to round $54,000.

As responses to Ki moreover famous, outflows from exchanges en masse additionally proceed, with reserves nonetheless at their lowest since mid-2018.

Bitcoin trade reserves chart as of Nov. 22. Supply: CryptoQuant

BTC value spikes preserve coming (and going)

Bitcoin noticed unstable spikes Tuesday in what would correlate with sudden large-volume actions on exchanges.

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The phenomenon has performed out several times over the previous week, every time seeing a sudden burst in BTC value motion that then dissipates at main resistance ranges.

BTC/USD 30-minute candle chart (Bitstamp). Supply: TradingView

For analysts, $60,000 nonetheless must return and hold as assist as soon as extra as a way to set off a real change within the present downtrend.