New analysis from crypto intelligence company Glassnode is revealing massive whale activity amid Bitcoin’s meteoric ascent this year.
The on-chain analytics platform looks at Coinbase, which it labels as the preferred venue of US institutions to accumulate BTC, to show the rapidly dwindling Bitcoin balance on the crypto exchange.
According to Glassnode, whales started to heavily accumulate Bitcoin in December 2020 as BTC threatened to take out the previous all-time high of $20,000.
“We can see that in December 2020, the game changed. As BTC price approached the previous cycle ATH at $20,000 and market confidence grew, serious institutional accumulation commenced. This started with 37,400 BTC withdrawn in December.
In the months that followed, an incredible stair-stepping ‘whale cost averaging’ pattern emerged, as tens of thousands of coins were accumulated each month. The consistency, frequency, and size of this balance change are astounding to see play out in on-chain data and really shows the aggressive accumulation by institutions this