Bitcoin (BTC) value surge above $20,000 within the second week of January led to a market FOMO (concern of lacking out), particularly amongst small BTC holders with a pockets stability of 0.1 BTC.
There was a big surge in BTC addresses holding 0.1 BTC or much less, after January 13. In keeping with information shared by crypto analytics agency Santiment, 620,000 new BTC addresses have popped up because the January 13 BTC value surge totaling 39.8 million.
The rise in Bitcoin small addresses signifies regrowing investor optimism in 2023. The expansion of such small addresses was very restricted and slowed down remarkably post-FTX collapse in November, however 2023 has seen the speed
The current spike in small Bitcoin addresses is the very best since Nov. 2022, a time when the BTC value dipped to its cycle low of round $16,000. The worth decline prompted small merchants to scoop up BTC at a cheaper price. The present surge is attributed to a rising bullish sentiment out there the place aside from Bitcoin, numerous altcoins have additionally recorded multi-month highs, whereas the general crypto market surged over 30%.
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Bitcoin continued its bullish momentum into February’s first week as nicely, reaching a brand new five-month excessive above $24,000. Nonetheless, the worth couldn’t maintain above the $24,000 resistance for lengthy and finally slumped under $23,000 earlier at this time. Market pundits consider February is probably not as bullish as January.
Amid confusion over how incoming U.S. macroeconomic information might have an effect on market sentiment, market analysts have warned that the rebound seen in crypto and shares this 12 months might flip bearish this month. They attributed the potential upcoming downward pattern to the extent of the Federal Reserve’s rate of interest hikes.
Supply: Coin Telegraph