Just 732,000 Bitcoin Addresses Own At Least 1 BTC
Bitcoin Attaining SoV Status
The basic definition of money covers a unit of account, medium of exchange, and a store of value. There is hardly any doubt as to whether BTC satisfies the first two even if the mechanics behind its operation might not be efficient at times.
60% of all bitcoins have not moved in one year.
That’s 10.5 million bitcoin being held as a store of value for the last 12 months.
This is a game of musical chairs. The music has stopped and these investors already found a chair to sit on.
— The Rhythm Trader (@Rhythmtrader) May 18, 2019
It would seem that some investors are becoming wise to this possibility, buying and holding bitcoin in anticipation of a parabolic advance that takes BTC/USD valuation into the trillion-dollar (USD) region.
Every single top-100 address has added a significant number of BTC to their hoard with only a handful of accounts showing outflows. One could even consider those outflows as transfers to other addresses belonging to the same owner – spreading the stash around.
There will only ever be 21 million BTC and these holders are gobbling up as much as they can. Considering the global population is roughly 7.5 billion, out of which 36 million are millionaires, it will become increasingly difficult in time for even wealthy people to own at least 1 BTC.
Fresh Assault on $8,000
Meanwhile, fresh off the flash crash, BTC 00 is making another assault at the $8,000 price mark. Bulls will be hoping for a sustained push above $8,100 with further sideways accumulation beyond what has so far proven to be a stubborn resistance point.
Any push towards the $9,000 price mark could definitively signal the end of 2018’s brutal bear market. Trading above $9,000 means an almost 50 percent recovery from the 80 percent decline suffered during the year-long bear market.
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