Bitcoin (BTC) Transfers Hit Yearly High, OTC Deals May Be Involved

Analysts report massive Bitcoin (BTC) remittances and admit that exchanges' wallets have nothing to do with these processes. Are whales preparing another sell-off?

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Cryptocurrencies researcher Ki Young Ju, CEO and founder of CryptoQuant on-chain data provider, has identified an interesting spike in Bitcoin (BTC) transactions. It is accompanied by an impressive decline in transfers from exchanges.

One more yearly high for Bitcoin (BTC)

According to Mr. Ki Young Ju, the quantity of Bitcoin (BTC) transactions is surging right now to levels unmatched in 2020. It has already surpassed the numbers registered on Black Thursday and prior to the third Bitcoin (BTC) halving by a wide margin.

Today it spiked above the level showcased by the Bitcoin (BTC) transactions in the zone above $12,000.

Another interesting metric is displayed by Bitcoin (BTC) exchanges. Their "fund flow ratio," or the ratio of exchanges' transfers to all transfers on the Bitcoin (BTC) network plunged below the yearly highs.

The combination of these processes allowed Mr. Ki Young Ju to attribute the ongoing activity spike to over-the-counter deals, i.e., direct out-of-platform exchanges of cryptocurrencies. Also, OTC deals are frequently used to cash out Bitcoin (BTC) riches.

Whales are moving funds

Such an alarming announcement has raised a debate among the Twitter audience of Mr. Ki Young Ju. Mostly, his commentators attribute this activity to whale-driven fund movements or even big institutional purchases:

Fidelity is buying up for their new fund. Grayscale wont be the only player in town.

Other speakers are sure that this process correlates with Wrapped Bitcoins (WBTC) involvement in decentralized financial applications (DeFis). As covered by CryptoComes recently, this solution gained massive popularity in August.

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Vladislav Sopov

Blockchain Analyst & Writer with scientific background. 5+ years in IT-analytics, 2+ years in blockchain.

Worked in independent analysis as well as in start-ups (, Monoreto, Attic Lab etc.)