Bitcoin velocity hits lows last seen before Q4 2020 BTC price breakout
Bitcoin velocity hits lows last seen before Q4 2020 BTC price breakout

Data shows that Bitcoin (BTC) on-chain activity is at its last level before all-time highs in 2021.

In X (formerly Twitter) postal On August 25, Ki Young Ju, CEO of analytics platform CryptoQuant, revealed that Bitcoin velocity is at a multi-year low.

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At current price levels, Bitcoin is becoming more and more static — there is less incentive to buy and sell as the overall price trend of Bitcoin for several months disappears.

Underscoring this reality is velocity, which is a measure of BTC units moving across the network.

On a daily time frame, the indicator is currently at levels last seen in October 2020, according to CryptoQuant.

“There are two sides to this situation,” Key commented.

“This can be seen as positive because whales are holding it, or negative because it’s not being passed on to new investors.”

Bitcoin Velocity Chart. Source: CryptoQuant

Ki cited a similar lack of major trading activity among large investors as part of the market’s “wait and see” mode on BTC.

According to Cointelegraph, as BTC/USD began to rise continuously in the first quarter, and finally reached a 70% increase, the phenomenon of new funds entering the field has been evident since the beginning of the year.

RSI “oversold” signal persists

At the same time, volume data is important for another reason.

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Once a long-term bottom was hit at the end of 2020, the indicator rallied with it, and a year later Bitcoin hit a new all-time high above $20,000 for the first time.

However, unlike back then, according to Cointelegraph Markets Pro and transaction view.

As Cointelegraph reported, the 12-hour RSI hit a five-year low this month and has yet to recover — again reflecting that a return of investor interest is yet to materialize.

BTC/USD 1-day chart and RSI. Source: TradingView

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