Bitcoin ‘whales’ and ‘fishes’ pause accumulation as markets weigh March 50bps hike odds

[ad_1] An uptick in Bitcoin (BTC) supply to whales’ addresses witnessed across January appears to be stalling midway as the price continues its intraday correction toward $42,000, the latest data from CoinMetrics shows. Whales, fishes take a break from Bitcoin The sum of Bitcoin being held in addresses whose balance was at least 1,000 BTC came to be 8.10 million BTC as of Feb. 16, almost 0.12% higher month-to-date. In comparison, the balance was 7.91 million BTC at the beginning of this year, up 2.4% year-to-date. Bitcoin supply in addresses with…

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4% of crypto whales are criminals and they have $25B between them: Chainalysis

[ad_1] Chainalysis data shows that 4068 criminal whales (roughly 4% of all whales) are hodling more than $25 billion worth of cryptocurrency between them. The blockchain analytics firm defines criminal whales as any private wallet that holds more than $1 million worth of crypto with over 10% of the funds received from illicit addresses tied to activity such as scams, fraud and malware. The data is from the “Criminal Balances” section of the Crypto Crime Report that explores criminal activity on the blockchain over 2021 and early 2022. The wide-ranging…

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‘Stop panic selling’ — Bitcoin whales bag spare BTC as exchange balances fall

[ad_1] Bitcoin (BTC) is being aggressively bought up at prices near $30,000 as bidders begin to soak up liquidity from short-term sellers. Data from on-chain monitoring resource CryptoQuant shows that as of late December, Bitcoin exchanges have begun to shed their BTC reserves once more. BTC conspicuously attractive at current levels After a period of traders sending BTC to exchanges, possibly to sell or to have on the side to divest away from further losses, exchanges are now seeing larger overall outflows than inflows. Between Dec. 7 and Dec. 28,…

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Dogecoin Market Cap Nears $100B, Critics Blast ‘Joke Coin,’ Community Abuzz With Rumors of DOGE Whales – Bitcoin News

[ad_1] The infamous meme-based cryptocurrency dogecoin is on the move again just before the upcoming Saturday Night Live episode featuring Elon Musk. While dogecoin is up 81% today a lot of cryptocurrency veterans have been warning newbies about the digital currency that was meant to be a joke. Meanwhile, others believe that dogecoin has a lot of potential, and could be a long-standing competitor in the world of crypto assets. Dogecoin Markets See a Pre-SNL Rise The cryptocurrency that literally began as a joke, dogecoin (DOGE) is nearing a $100…

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