Bitcoin Eyes New Yearly Highs, Buy Pressure Skyrockets

Key Takeaways

  • Bitcoin is up more than 10% over the past week, rising to a new yearly high of over $16,700.
  • On-chain data suggests that BTC price is correlated with the capital flowing into the space, which is extremely bullish.
  • Moving past the $16,800 barrier could see prices rise towards $18,500.

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Bitcoin continues to lead the uptrend in the cryptocurrency market. Its price rose over 4% following Monday’s open, and on-chain metrics point to further gains on the horizon.

Bitcoin Sees Largest Capital Influx to Date

The flagship cryptocurrency has been on a roll lately, surging more than 10% in the past week. As more billionaires increase their BTC holdings to hedge against a global financial downturn, the upward pressure quickly builds.

On-chain analyst Willy Woo maintains that the capital influx into Bitcoin is at its highest rate to date based on the average price investors paid per token.

For this reason, the on-going bullish momentum can be described as “organic.”

Woo indicated that prices are currently positively correlated with investors’ capital entering and leaving the market.

The bullish outlook is further validated by a continuous increase in the number of whales on the network. Data from the behavior analytics platform Santiment reveals that addresses with 10,000 to 100,000 BTC are up nearly 7% in the past month.

SIMETRI gains of 484%

Roughly seven new whales have joined the network since Oct. 21.

Bitcoin Holders Distribution by Santiment
BTC Holders Distribution by Santiment

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