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Bitcoin Holds Below New All-Time High As Long-Term Holders Sell Off

As Bitcoin continues to consolidate below its recent all-time high of $73,000, a notable shift in market dynamics is taking place.

Long-term holders of the cryptocurrency have entered a distribution phase, selling their holdings to new investors at higher prices.

This influx of new capital into the market is driving the realized capitalization of Bitcoin to new heights.

Analysts, such as Ali Martinez, emphasize the significance of the 200EMA (Exponential Moving Average) on the Bitcoin four-hour chart. Since early February, this moving average has acted as a strong support level, preventing Bitcoin from experiencing further declines. 

Investors closely watch this level, as its ability to hold could signal a rebound in Bitcoin’s price. However, a break below this level, as seen in mid-January, could lead to further losses for the cryptocurrency.

Other Notable Bitcoin Transfers And Movements To Watch

Recent on-chain activity has also garnered attention, particularly the movement of Bitcoin from the Silk Road BTC address, which is linked to the US government.

A transaction of 2,000 BTC ($131 million) to Coinbase Prime and 29,800 BTC ($1.95 billion) to a new address has been observed. 

While this activity is likely part of an over-the-counter (OTC) deal and may not directly impact the spot price of Bitcoin, the cryptocurrency has still experienced a 4.6% decline in the past 24 hours.

Despite this movement, it’s worth noting that the US government still holds a significant amount of Bitcoin, with 179,196 BTC ($11.7 billion) stored across other old wallets. This indicates ongoing interest and involvement from institutional players in the cryptocurrency space.

As Bitcoin navigates through this period of consolidation and distribution, investors remain vigilant, monitoring key levels and on-chain activity for insights into potential market movements.

Disclosure: This is not trading or investment advice. Always do your research before buying any cryptocurrency or investing in any services.

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