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Bitcoin Open Interest Hits Highest Level Since April 2022 As Whales Accumulate

The cryptocurrency market is witnessing significant activity, with Bitcoin’s open interest across all exchanges soaring to its highest level since April 2022, reaching an impressive $13.57 billion. 

This surge in open interest reflects a growing number of open long and short positions on Bitcoin, indicating heightened trading activity and investor interest in the digital asset.

In the past ten days alone, Bitcoin whales have been actively accumulating the leading cryptocurrency, purchasing over 100,000 BTC, which amounts to approximately $5 billion at current market prices. 

This substantial influx of capital from institutional and high-net-worth investors underscores the growing confidence in Bitcoin as a long-term investment vehicle.

Top Institutions Still Buying Bitcoin Massively

Among the notable institutional players in the Bitcoin market, MicroStrategy (MSTR) stands out as one of the largest corporate holders of the cryptocurrency. MicroStrategy’s Bitcoin holdings have surpassed $10 billion, reflecting a significant increase in value as Bitcoin’s price surged above $53,000. 

With its initial investment of $5.93 billion for 190,000 bitcoins at an average price of $31,224 per coin, MicroStrategy has realized a profit of more than $4 billion on its Bitcoin holdings.

In another development, Grayscale, a prominent digital asset management firm, made significant Bitcoin transfers on February 15. At 22:41 UTC+8, Grayscale transferred 2,399.6 BTC to the address of Coinbase Prime Deposit, valued at approximately US$126 million. 

Additionally, Grayscale moved 1,756.2 BTC to a new address, suspected to be its new custody address, indicating strategic adjustments in its Bitcoin holdings.

These developments underscore the growing institutional interest and participation in the Bitcoin market, highlighting Bitcoin’s emergence as a mainstream asset class. As Bitcoin continues to gain acceptance among traditional investors and corporations, its role as a store of value and hedge against inflation is becoming increasingly evident in the financial landscape.

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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