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Bitcoin Whales continue to sell off as exchange inflows reach a three-month high

The number of Bitcoin whales is rapidly dwindling, presumably due to a three-month high in coin inflows to centralized exchanges (CEXs).

Glassnode, a market tracker for Bitcoin (BTC), has released multiple gloomy signs, including data indicating a market exit for whales holding at least 1,000 coins and exchange inflows of more than 1.7 million coins, the biggest since February.

High BTC inflows on CEX indicate that whales may be fleeing the market by selling coins, maybe in preparation for a protracted market slump. Short-term holders presumably executed recent sell-offs, according to Cointelegraph, who accumulated coins in late January and early February, when values had reached a 6-month low of around $34,800.

The Bitcoin Fear and Greed Index has dropped to 11, the “Extreme Fear” area, due to unfavorable market outlooks based on hard evidence. The index measures how fearful or greedy Bitcoin investors are in general.

Despite the unfavorable perception, everyday BTC transactions do not appear to have been harmed. On May 8, according to YCharts’ on-chain data, there were 233,892 daily transactions totaling around $30 billion, which is about average since January.

“Many of you are waiting for the Bitcoin ‘capitulation wick,” Glassnode’s lead on-chain analyst “Checkmate” tweeted on Sunday. Thereby, partially reinforcing the concept that investors expect BTC to continue to plummet. A capitulation wick is characterized by a relatively long, abrupt, and catastrophic decrease in price. Such as the one seen on March 12, 2020, when BTC fell 43% in a single day to roughly $4,600.

Caleb Franzen, a market analyst, tweeted to his 11,000 followers on Sunday. Saying, that investors can expect markets to continue to trend downward.

So, Based on his analysis, which indicates we will remain “short-term pessimistic.”

“It seems worthwhile to expect greater suffering,” he said at the end.

Lastly, BTC is currently down 10.39 percent over the last seven days, trading at around $33,806 USD.

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