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Bitcoin (BTC) Whales Hold Steady Amid Rally, $90,000 Target in Sight

Despite the impressive rally that pushed Bitcoin‘s price beyond $70,000, on-chain data indicates that Bitcoin whales, or holders of large amounts of Bitcoin, are not in a hurry to sell.

This trend is seen as Bitcoin’s whale population has increased, with the number of unique addresses holding at least 1,000 Bitcoin climbing to 2,104 as of March 7.

This number, however, still falls short of the peak of 2,489 addresses recorded in February 2021 when Bitcoin was trading above $46,000.

The growth in the number of large Bitcoin holders is partly attributed to the success of the United States spot Bitcoin exchange-traded funds (ETFs), which saw over $52.5 billion in cumulative trading volume by March 4.

The reluctance of whales to sell suggests they anticipate further price increases.

Their actions are closely watched as they have the potential to significantly sway Bitcoin’s price due to the size of their trades.

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Julio Moreno, the head of research at CryptoQuant, highlighted the notable increase in whales’ Bitcoin holdings, stating on X on March 7, “The growth of whales’ Bitcoin holdings is going parabolic.”

This sentiment is supported by Glassnode data indicating a sharp rise in transfers from exchanges to whales, reaching new record highs, while the volume of whale to exchange transfers has only modestly increased, suggesting a strong influx of new investors and a lack of profit-taking among existing large holders despite the high prices.

The fundamental demand for Bitcoin remains robust, partly fueled by the United States spot Bitcoin ETFs. The BlackRock iShares Bitcoin Trust (IBIT), for example, experienced record daily inflows of $788 million on March 5.

With Bitcoin’s price potentially targeting around $92,500, supported by a combination of technical, on-chain, and fundamental indicators, including a bull pennant pattern on the charts, the market’s outlook remains bullish.

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