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BTC’s Drop Correlated With a Lack of Whale Interest: Santiment


coinedition.com 28 December 2022 18:14, UTC
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The crypto market leader, Bitcoin (BTC), has seen its price drop 1.58% over the last 24 hours according to the crypto market tracking website, CoinMarketCap. At press time, BTC is changing hands at $16,618.67.

After establishing a daily high at $16,895.28, BTC’s price has since declined to its current level. BTC’s 24-hour low sits at $16,608.18. Meanwhile, the daily trading volume for BTC has risen 34.41% – taking the total volume for the day to $16,752,177,832.

Santiment, the blockchain analysis firm, tweeted this morning that BTC’s ranging prices have a lot to do with declining whale interest.

Whale interest for BTC
Whale interest for BTC Source: Santiment

According to the chart shared by Santiment, the price of BTC and $1M+ valued whale transactions are closely correlated. The tweet concluded that a continued slide in BTC’s price and a spike in whale interest will be a historic bullish signal that investors and traders need to keep note of.

Daily chart for BTC-USDT
Daily chart for BTC/USDT Source: CoinMarketCap

The price of BTC has dropped below the 9-day and 20-day EMA lines after a failed attempt at breaking above the two lines in the last 48 hours. BTC’s price has been in a narrow consolidation channel between $16,564.94 and $16,952.00.

Technical indicators on BTC’s daily chart suggest that bears still have a slight upper hand. The first bearish technical indicator is the relative positions of the 9 and 20-day EMA lines. Currently, the 9-day EMA line is positioned below the 20-day EMA line. In addition to this, the 9-day EMA line is breaking away below the 20-day EMA line.

The daily RSI line is also positioned below the daily RSI SMA line and is sloped negatively toward oversold territory.

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