Number of Bitcoin Holders Shoots to Record High, Data Shows
May 26, 2021 @ 09:59 +03:00
The number of bitcoin (BTC, +4.47%) addresses in accumulation has risen to a record high as investors with long-term horizons take advantage of the recent price drop to boost their coin stashes. The count of accumulation addresses climbed to a record for the seventh consecutive day on Monday, taking the total to 545,115, according to Glassnode data. The number has increased by 16,445 since May 8 – a sign of persistent bargain hunting by long-term holders during bitcoin’s slide from $58,000 to $30,000.
The balance held in accumulation addresses has jumped by 30,000 during the same time frame, hitting a two-month high of 2.79 million BTC. Glassnode defines accumulation addresses as ones that have at least two incoming non-dust (tiny amounts of bitcoin) transfers and have never spent funds. Essentially, these are long-term holder addresses.
Over-the-counter (OTC) desks have also seen substantial outflows over the past two weeks, signifying dip-demand from institutional investors.
On Monday, OTC desks tracked by Glassnode registered an outflow of 11,883, the most since early September.
Number of Bitcoin Holders Shoots to Record High, Data Shows, CoinDesk, May 26