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Bitcoin Miners Increase Selling Activity Amid Hashrate Decline

Recent on-chain data from CryptoQuant indicates a notable uptick in selling activity among Bitcoin miners. Over the last 24 hours, miners have reportedly sold nearly 10,600 BTC, equivalent to approximately $455.8 million.

Simultaneously, the Bitcoin network has experienced a 34% decrease in hashrate since last Friday, dropping from a peak of 629 EH/s to a low of 414 EH/s. The decline is attributed to restrictions imposed by the Electric Reliability Council of Texas (ERCOT) on electricity consumption by businesses due to cold weather.

Following the approval of the U.S. Bitcoin spot ETF, four major European Bitcoin ETPs witnessed a single-day outflow of $30 million, totaling approximately $106 million in five days, according to BitMEX Research. On a positive note, the Bitwise Bitcoin spot ETF (BITB) purchased a net 1,598 Bitcoins on the fourth day of trading after approval. As of January 17, BITB held a total of 8,309 Bitcoins, valued at around $358 million.

Bitcoin Faces Oppositions Despite The Recent ETF Approval

Greekslive analyzes current options market data and suggests that the short-term impact of the ETF’s approval is diminishing.

Bitcoin’s volatility has reached a new low in the past month, with both major terms, Realized Volatility (RV) and Implied Volatility (IV), showing significant declines. Short-term IV has dropped below 45%.

In a different regulatory landscape, the Monetary Authority of Singapore clarified that it would not permit the listing of a Bitcoin spot ETF in Singapore.

Cryptocurrencies, including Bitcoin, are not categorized as eligible assets for ETFs in Singapore. However, retail investors in Singapore can still access U.S. spot Bitcoin ETFs through licensed intermediaries.

As Bitcoin navigates the evolving market dynamics, the interplay of miner activities, regulatory decisions, and ETF market trends continues to shape the cryptocurrency’s trajectory.

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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