Bitcoin price uptrend ‘intact’ with hodlers 120% in profit — Research

Bitcoin is still “largely profitable” despite months of sideways BTC price action, says new research.

In the latest edition of its weekly newsletter, The Week On-Chain, published on June 18, analytics firm Glassnode dispelled myths over investors’ unrealized losses.

BTC price analysis flags “investor boredom and apathy”

Bitcoin (BTC) may be trading within a rigid corridor, but the majority of hodlers are not seeing a return on investment evaporate as a result.

Summarizing current BTC price behavior as “establishing equilibrium,” Glassnode pointed to multiple on-chain metrics showing Bitcoin in a period of consolidation — not capitulation.

“Sideways price movement tends to manifest as investor boredom and apathy, which appears to be the dominant response across all Bitcoin markets,” it wrote.

“BTC prices are consolidating within a well-established trade range. Investors remain in a generally favourable position, with over 87% of the circulating supply held in profit, with a cost basis below the spot price.”Bitcoin % supply in profit (screenshot). Source: Glassnode

Using the market value to realized value (MVRV) metric, researchers showed that on aggregate, a given amount of BTC is still up by more than two times, or 120%, versus its purchase price in United States dollar terms. The one-year average value of MVRV is currently 86%.

“The MVRV Ratio remains above its yearly baseline, suggesting that the macro uptrend remains intact,” accompanying commentary added.

Bitcoin MVRV momentum (screenshot). Source: Glassnode

Bitcoin speculators refuse to capitulate

The newsletter’s mood contrasts with some of the more panicked reactions to this week’s BTC price drop.

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As Cointelegraph continues to report, traders are wary of support trendlines disintegrating and multimonth lows reappearing as a result.

Among the most important lines in the sand now on the radar is the aggregate purchase price for Bitcoin’s speculative investor base, the so-called short-term holders (STHs).

The latest data from statistics resource LookIntoBitcoin…



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