Bitcoin’s Liquidity Crisis Leads to Another Demand-Driven Record High

Bitcoin bulls are not running out of fuel.

On Friday, traders once again raised their bids for the world’s leading cryptocurrency, sending its prices to another record peak after Grayscale Investments, a New York-based crypto investment vehicle, added 1,672 BTC to its already-ballooning bitcoin stockpile. The firm now holds 655.44 BTC, worth almost $33.5 billion.

Grayscale’s accumulation spree removed more bitcoin from circulation against its rising demand among retail and institutional investors.

In a note published Thursday, analyst Ben Lilly highlighted that bitcoin investment made by Grayscale, Tesla, MicroStrategy, Ruffer Investments, Square, Bitwise, and other firms sucked more of the cryptocurrency out of supply than produced. Meanwhile, retail traders withdrew Bitcoin en masse from exchanges, adding further to the brewing liquidity crisis.

“It means bitcoin is in fact becoming scarce,” Mr. Lilly stated. “If this continues, a liquidity crisis will transpire pushing prices considerably higher.”

Bitcoin At Another Top

The BTC/USD exchange rate topped at $52,875 during the early London session after rallying 2.48 percent into the day.

The pair pared a modest portion of its gains later, falling to as low as $52,619 but maintained its upside bias above crucial technical supports. That, coupled with falling Bitcoin reserves across all the exchanges, raised the cryptocurrency’s potential to log an extended bull run in the sessions ahead.

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Bitcoin forms another frothy top amid an institutional-led price boom. Source: BTCUSD on TradingView.com
Bitcoin forms another frothy top amid an institutional-led price boom. Source: BTCUSD on TradingView.com

The spike already led BTC/USD up by 85 percent this year. Meanwhile, the move extended the pair’s net rebound from the March 2020 lows of $3,858 by more than 1,260 percent, making Bitcoin one of the world’s best-performing global assets during the coronavirus pandemic.

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