Bitcoin Balance on Coinbase Falls to 4 Year Low, Can BTC Supply Shock Push Price Over $50K?
Bitcoin’s (BTC) price is trading at $47,188 continuing the consolidation phase under $50K price. The top cryptocurrency breached $50K last week to post a new 3-month high of $50,400, but couldn’t solidify its position above the key resistance. It has traded in the $45K-$50K range since then, having formed key on-chain support in the region. While BTC price showed little momentum, the exchange outflows continued to surge.
Coinbase crypto exchange saw a significant Bitcoin outflow over the past week after moderate inflows post-May crash. The outflow has led to a significant decline in Coinbase’s Bitcoin reserve reaching 700K BTC. The last time the BTC balance on Coinabse was this low was in December 2017 when the BTC price reached a new ATH.
The significant decline in BTC supply on Coinbase could be the work of whales or even institutional investors who use the exchange in plenty. An outflow of BTC away from exchanges is seen as a bullish signal as traders anticipate an increase in price. The supply shock could help the top cryptocurrency to get over the key $50K resistance.
Bitcoin Continues to Struggle With $50K Resistance
Source: TradingViewBitcoin has formed strong on-chain support in the range of $45K-$50K with nearly 1.65 million BTC accumulated in the zone. It is currently sitting at the top of this strong support zone and needs a catalyst to move to the next on-chain support one of $55K-$59K.
#Bitcoin price is currently sitting at the top end of a strong on-chain support zone.Over 1.65M $BTC now have an on-chain cost basis within the $45k to $50k rangeThe green zone below, at $31k to $40k, is also home to another 2.98M $BTC, indicative of large accumulation demand pic.twitter.com/P5W3zlvrSU— glassnode (@glassnode) August 30, 2021
August proved to be a bullish month for Bitcoin as it managed to break out of the three-month-long bearish phase with several market sell-offs, but September has historically proven to be bearish for Bitcoin, which could make way for the altcoin season as already there altcoins have touched new ATHs.Source