Bitcoin miner sell pressure ‘weakening’ as BTC withdrawals drop 85% -

BTC withdrawals from miner-affiliated wallets have gone from above 50,000 per day to under 10,000 since the halving, data shows.

Bitcoin miner withdrawals have decreased by nearly 90% since the time of the block subsidy halving, data shows.

In a Quicktake post on June 28, onchain analytics platform CryptoQuant suggested miner sell pressure is “weakening.”

CryptoQuant: Bitcoin miner withdrawals “rapidly decreasing”

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miners have spent several months adjusting to a new economic reality after April’s halving, which cut their subsidy per mined block by 50%.

Network fundamentals have reflected a reshuffling taking place since, with both hash rate and mining difficulty dropping from all-time highs.

“After the Bitcoin halving, mining rewards were cut in half, so older model mining machines were no

longer used as they were no longer cost-effective,” CryptoQuant contributor Crypto Dan explained.

“As a result, mining activity decreased, and miners began selling Bitcoin in OTC transactions to cover mining operation costs.”
Hashrate, in fact, reflects a state of “capitulation” among miners, per the popular Hash Ribbons metric

— the 30-day moving average hash rate is below its 60-day equivalent.

While that in itself is traditionally treated as a buy signal by Bitcoin traders, Crypto Dan already sees the process winding down.

“The current market can be seen as being in the process of digesting this sell-off, and fortunately,

the quantity and number of bitcoins miners are sending out of their wallets has been rapidly decreasing recently,” he continued.

“In other words, the selling pressure of miners is weakening, and if all of their selling volume is

absorbed, a situation may be created where the upward rally can continue again.”

Accompanying CryptoQuant data puts the peak number of withdrawals from known miner wallets at more than 53,000 on April 10 — nine days before the halving.

Since then, that figure has been slashed to around 8,000 as of June 27 — an 85% decrease.

“Positive movements in the cryptocurrency market can be expected in the third quarter of 2024,” the post concluded.

Hash price raises concerns over small BTC miners
As Cointelegraph reported, a declining hash price has led to reduced profit margins for smaller-scale miners.

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