Bitcoin has plunged towards the $26,000 level as on-chain data shows the Bitcoin mines have been participating in a selloff.
Generally, these chain validators only make such transactions when they intend to sell, so the indicator’s value observing a spike can be a sign of a selloff.
The below chart shows the trend in the 7-day moving average (MA) BTC miner to exchange flow over the past couple of weeks:
As displayed in the graph, the 7-day MA Bitcoin miner to exchange flow has seen a huge spike during the past day. The quant has also highlighted the previous instances of high values of the indicator that occurred in the past two weeks.
It’s never a certainty that the deposits that these holders are making are indeed for selling, but given the timing of the price drawdown, it would appear likely that the miners were looking to sell after all.
In the chart, the analyst has also attached the data for a few more metrics. First, there are the “miner inflow” and “miner outflow” indicators, which, as their name suggests, measure the amount of Bitcoin that the miners are transferring into and out of their wallets, respectively.
From the graph, it’s visible that the BTC miner outflow spiked during the crash, which makes sense as the miners had made some transfers from their wallets toward exchanges.
The miner inflow, however, had also registered high values at the same time, meaning that fresh coins had entered back into the wallets of these chain validators.
So, while some Bitcoin miners may have contributed to the selling pressure, others have more than made up for it by accumulating more of the cryptocurrency.