Bitcoin addresses that own at least a hundred Bitcoins have increased their ownership level to another 12,000, according to data obtained from a cryptocurrency analytic firm, Santiment Research Company.
The new purchase is worth around $108 million based on the current market prices. The research company stated that, “Since Bitcoin’s drop below $9,500 on May 20, addresses holding 100 or more Bitcoin have added another 12,000 BTC to their bags – more than $108,000,000 at current prices.”
Bitcoin whales gather more BTC, waiting for bullish run
What are Bitcoin whales? In the Bitcoin world, investors or traders who own a large number of Bitcoins are typically called Bitcoin whales.
This means a Bitcoin whale would be an individual or business entity (with a single Bitcoin address) owning around 1,000 Bitcoins or more.
Most cryptocurrency traders are taking positions into Bitcoin’s relatively low prices, with many of them expecting it to rise after the recent Bitcoin halving event.
Santiment Research Company also gave details showing that the Bitcoin addresses that have shown notable behavioral patterns since the beginning of the year might see history playing out again.
It said, “Since the start of the year, these addresses have shown a propensity to accumulate into dips and offload their bags slightly before short-term tops occur. Will this history repeat itself?”
Some investors are waiting on the sidelines to see how this situation unfolds. While it is difficult to predict market movements, Bitcoin whales have always shown historically that they often determine Bitcoin’s trend.