Bitcoin whale accumulation reaches pre-2020 bull run levels — Is BTC set to break $70K?

Bitcoin (BTC) accumulation by large holders has reached levels not seen since before the 2020 bull market. Could it propel Bitcoin’s price to a breakout above the $70,000 mark?

Bitcoin whale accumulation reached 2020 levels

Bitcoin accumulation by whales, or entities holding at least 1,000 BTC, has hit a nearly four-year high last seen during 2020, according to a Bitfinex research report shared with Cointelegraph.

Referencing the chart below, the Bitfinex analysts wrote:

“Adding another layer to this bullish sentiment, Bitcoin ‘whales’ are also accumulating Bitcoin at a pace reminiscent of the pre-2020 bull run. This accumulation, now at its highest in the last two months, has led to a new historical high in their Bitcoin balance.”Bitcoin Total Whale Holdings and Monthly Percent Change Source: CryptoQuant

Factors like an anticipated interest rate cut and increased institutional buying could lead to more upward momentum for Bitcoin, according to Bitfinex analysts:

“Looking forward, several factors could potentially reignite Bitcoin’s upward trajectory. These include an increase in average daily ETF buying activity, a reduction in selling pressure from long-term holders, and a rise in liquidity, which could be triggered by the anticipated rate cut.”

On June 10, spot Bitcoin exchange-traded funds (ETFs) in the United States recorded their first day of net outflows in over 19 consecutive trading days. The 10 U.S. ETFs saw $64.9 million worth of outflows, according to Farside Investors.

On June 11, the U.S. Bitcoin ETFs saw over $200 million worth of negative net outflows.

Bitcoin ETF Flow Table. Source: Farside

Related: 63 US banks on the brink of insolvency: Why Bitcoin’s next target is $100K

Bitcoin short-term holder realized price at $63,700

Bitcoin has successfully confirmed the $66,000 mark as its new support on the weekly chart, according to popular crypto analyst Rekt Capital.

The analyst wrote in a June 12 X post, to his 476,000 followers:

“Bitcoin has successfully retested the black Mid-Range as support (~$66,000) on the recent pullback. Any downside volatility below black is bonus…..


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