Bitcoin news: After a month of bullish environment in January 2023, the crypto market is currently facing hurdles which could drag on for quite some time now. Fear and uncertainty due to the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission’s (SEC) scrutiny of the crypto staking service led to significant price drop in the last one week. It started with Coinbase CEO Brian Armstrong’s warning about SEC’s plans to ban staking. Eventually, Kraken, which was charged with offering unregistered securities, settled the issue with a $30 million penalty.
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Meanwhile, the drop in BTC price also meant heavy accumulation by whales, in a clear sign of bullish sentiment for short term. In fact, the whale buying of Bitcoin is at the highest after three months. In November 2022, after the FTX collapse, massive selloff by retail traders coincided with heavy accumulation by BTC whales.
‘Buy The Dip’
Even as the price dipped in last few days, traders appear to be focused on adding BTC to their bags. In a significant sign of confidence in Bitcoin’s upside, more traders are long on BTC than short. As many as 62.15% of all accounts on Binance with an open Bitcoin position are going long, as per Ali Charts. Also, the beginning of next week could bring fresh optimism with pick up in BTC price.
#Bitcoin is at $21,700.
A week ago it was $24,500 and people rushed to get in.
Right now, price is at $21,700 and due to some SEC FUD people want to rush out.
Price is low, undervalued and will be way higher in the future.
Use these prices to accumulate.
— Michaël van de Poppe (@CryptoMichNL) February 11, 2023
As of writing, BTC price stands at $21,752, down 0.72% in last 24 hours, according to CoinGape price tracker.
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