BTC: Market Insights and Trends

Martin Walker
Sep 24, 2023 at 11:55 am

Bitcoin, denoted by BTC, displayed a decrease, dropping to $26,594, slightly clinging to the $26,500 mark as the week wrapped up on September 24. This came as traders continued to accumulate on the exchanges.

BTC/USD 1-hour chart. Source: TradingViewBTC/USD 1-hour chart. Source: TradingView 

Analysis indicates that the BTC price is currently in a state of stability and not poised for significant shifts

An analysis suggested that the price of BTC was in a stable state, holding its ground over the weekend, indicating that a significant price shift wasn't imminent.

Bitcoin concluded the Wall Street trading week on a calm note, unaffected by the macroeconomic upheavals originating from the United States.

Despite the lack of substantial indicators, well-known trader and analyst Credible Crypto anticipated a gradual buildup towards a change in trend based on observations of the Binance order book.

"It seems we're in a holding pattern," he succinctly conveyed to his followers on X (previously known as Twitter) that day.

Meanwhile, two more blocks of bids just filled. The accumulation continues. Maybe we get a slow weekend and start seeing some movement come Monday. Let’s see what tomorrow brings.

BTC/USD order book data for Binance annotated chart. Source: Credible Crypto/XBTC/USD order book data for Binance annotated chart. Source: Credible Crypto/X 

The day before, another trader named Skew had expressed hope for a "liquidity hunt" towards the end of the week; however, as of the current moment, this expectation has not materialized.

Keith Alan, co-founder of the monitoring resource Material Indicators, highlighted subtle shifts in the order book, noting an increase in bid liquidity converging towards the spot price.

Short-term BTC holders now hold a minimal fraction resembling finely ground particles

BTC saw a reduction in short-term holders, who were likened to "fine powder." This observation was made by CryptoCon, a popular trader and analyst, who noted a significant cleanout of speculators in the active Bitcoin market.

The cohort of Bitcoin investors known as short-term holders (STHs), defined as those holding their coins for 155 days or less, now hold a smaller portion of the available BTC supply than they have in over ten years.

Referring to data from the on-chain analytics firm Glassnode, CryptoCon described STH holdings as resembling "fine powder," highlighting the increasing number of resilient Bitcoin holders.

It's worth noting the existing implied losses experienced by the remaining STH investors in the current market landscape.

BTC short-term holder supply annotated chart. Source: CryptoCon/XBTC short-term holder supply annotated chart. Source: CryptoCon/X

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