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Pre-2019 bitcoins now make up just 44% of BTC’s active supply


bitcoin (B T c) is less active than at any other time this year, with new data showing that traders have refused to sell.

a metric On-chain monitoring resource Glassnode shows that the supply of bitcoin is becoming less and less available, despite lower prices.

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On June 2, the active supply of bitcoin hit a five-month low of 44.5%.

Bitcoin two year active supply vs BTC/USD chart. Source: Glassnode/Twitter

This number measures coins that have moved in the past two years or so – and the last time that low was measured, BTC/USD traded at around $22,000.

This figure shows how unattractive the idea of ​​selling bitcoin at current prices is to investors looking to buy until the 2019 bull run. as Cointelegraph Reported, 2017 Buyers already represent a strong group of “holders of last resort”.

This goes in some way to boost morale on future price action – as various indicators measure including sentiment. crypto fear and greed index Show, a $36,000 bitcoin is undervalued.

Nonetheless, the May selloff marked the beginning of a surge of new liquid coins, which managed to reverse the two-year accumulation trend.

“The magnitude of the accumulation over the past two years is remarkable, however, the scale of the selling pressure in May is also remarkable,” Glassnode wrote in a statement. Collection Last week.

“Investors were clearly scared during this recent sell-off.”

Exchange balance creep up

Meanwhile, there are miners, reluctant to sell. Outflows from minor addresses are now at a seven-month low relative to the historical average.

May’s action also fueled selling, but has since reversed – and is now at its lowest since November 2020, when bitcoin was trading at its all-time high since 2017.

Bitcoin miner outflow multiple charts. Source: Glassnode/Twitter

Only retail traders are waiting for a possible switch-up, as BTC balances on exchanges continue to climb after the mid-April bottom. It also coincides with a return from the current all-time high of around $65,000.

bitcoin exchange btc balance chart. Source: Bybt