Bitcoin miners’ exchange flow reaches 7-month high as BTC price tanks below $21K

Bitcoin’s (BTC) worth tanked to a 52-week low of $20,800 earlier on Wednesday, down by over 70% from its all-time excessive of $68,788. Though the worth has since recovered above $21,000, key market indicators level towards bears having a major maintain on the present market.

Bitcoin Miners to Trade movement, a metric that signifies the quantity of BTC despatched by miners to crypto exchanges, rose to a seven-month excessive of 9,476. The rise in trade flows signifies miners are at the moment promoting their BTC in anticipation of the worth happening.

The actions of the BTC miners typically replicate the bigger market sentiment as they largely promote BTC to make sure they don’t incur losses on their mining rewards. The rise in Bitcoin miners promoting exercise is backed by the numerous decline in mining profitability.

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Mining profitability has dropped over 75% from the highest, and Bitcoin’s hash worth at the moment sits at $0.0950/TH/day, which is the bottom level since October 2020.

Bitcoin Hashprice Index one-year chart. Supply: Hashrate Index

The miner netflow to exchanges has additionally turned optimistic. When the miner netflow is optimistic, it signifies that extra cash are being despatched to exchanges than are being despatched to private wallets. Such habits would point out that miners are bearish on the worth and are underneath stress to promote.

Many BTC mining rigs have turned unprofitable with the worth dropping under $21,000 and danger being shut down if the worth doesn’t get well. The remainder of the crypto market adopted BTC in its worth motion as the general market cap dipped under $1 trillion.

Over the course of the previous decade, BTC has seen quite a few bull cycles adopted by an 80%-90% decline from the highest. Nonetheless, the BTC worth has by no means fallen under the all-time excessive of the earlier cycle. Presently, BTC is buying and selling very near its 2017 excessive of $19,783, and any potential sell-off from right here might push it to 2017 territory.