A Bitcoin whale has entered a massive selling spree, offloading 411 Bitcoin for about $15.2 million. According to data from Lookonchain, the whale first converted the Bitcoin to Wrapped Bitcoin (WBTC) before selling it at an average price of $37,023.
The whale still has 155 WBTC, worth about $5.74 million.
A whale is selling $BTC.
— Lookonchain (@lookonchain) November 13, 2023
BTC’s bullish momentum has spread optimism to the crypto community, and the current ETF narrative has pushed the price above $37k. Interestingly, the amount of inflows into exchanges from large whale addresses has declined compared to previous years, indicating a more resilient sentiment among large holders.
Likewise, another whale withdrew 716 BTC, $26.5M from Binance on Nov. 13, according to Lookonchain. The whale has bought 4,232 Bitcoin, worth $156.5 million, since Oct. 4. The whale paid an average of $31,452 per Bitcoin and is now making a profit of $23 million.
The recent whale activity comes as BTC breaks above $700B in market capitalization, reaching $730B this week —an amount not seen since April 2022. This puts BTC’s dominance at 50.69%.
The cryptocurrency market’s resurgence has kept whales busy, actively accumulating several cryptocurrencies. But, as CryptoPotato reported, large investors are hoarding lower-cap altcoins than established market leaders like BTC and XRP.
Bitcoin is trading at $36,600 at the time of writing, a -1% decline in 24 hours. Further, looking at the chart, we can notice how BTC’s price has stagnated after providing considerable gains in October, led mainly by the hopes of a potential approval of a BTC spot ETF in 2024.
Most in the crypto community believe a spot ETF approval is imminent. However, some experts predict that BTC will continue to surge — reaching prices above $40k and $45k by December this year or Q1 2024— until the SEC finally approves the ETF, after which the capital will rotate to the altcoin market.
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