By Marcus Sotiriou, Market Analyst on the publicly listed digital asset dealer GlobalBlock (TSXV:BLOK).
Regardless of the bearish worth motion we have now seen over the previous 12 months, Glassnode information signifies that Bitcoin whales have continued to build up. In keeping with Glassnode, Bitcoin whale addresses (variety of Bitcoin addresses above 10,000 Bitcoin) has risen sharply this 12 months, as proven beneath. This implies there’s a considerably bigger portion of Bitcoin whales now in comparison with the beginning of the 12 months, as whales have determined to build up extra Bitcoin while It’s discounted.
MicroStrategy is one Bitcoin whales that has continued including to its Bitcoin stack, as they introduced yesterday that they bought extra Bitcoin for its company treasury.
MicroStrategy founder Michael Saylor, introduced:
MicroStrategy has elevated its bitcoin holdings by ~2,500 BTC. As of 12/27/22 MicroStrategy holds ~132,500 bitcoin acquired for ~$4.03 billion at a median worth of ~$30,397 per bitcoin.
Microstrategy purchased the additional 2,500 cash between Nov. 1 and Dec. 24, in keeping with its submitting with the SEC, at a median worth of round $17,900 per coin.
Amongst the mayhem within the crypto market this 12 months, Saylor’s conviction in Bitcoin stays. He claimed in an interview final week:
“Probably the most constructive factor of the 12 months is the emergence of bitcoin because the institutional grade digital asset and the readability that … there’s one crypto asset that’s a digital commodity … Bitcoin is that commodity.”
Certainly, each the chairman of the SEC and the chair of the Commodity Futures Buying and selling Fee (CFTC) have confirmed that Bitcoin is a commodity, therefore it doesn’t have the regulatory threat that the majority different crypto property have. I’m optimistic although that regulation shall be applied subsequent 12 months which removes a lot of the regulatory threat of different crypto trade, as we acquire readability on what’s and what isn’t a safety within the eyes of the SEC.