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New Bitcoin bull market hodlers are refusing to sell at $40K, data suggests

Bitcoin (BTC) investors continue to hodl BTC at $40,000, even if they bought it at lower levels earlier in 2021.In the latest edition of its newsletter, “The Week On-Chain,” on Monday, on-chain monitoring resource Glassnode revealed that buyers from the first months of this year’s bull market are refusing to cash out.

“Very young” supply in decline

Bitcoin has been marked by low volume in recent weeks as price action remained rangebound between $30,000 and $41,000.The past few days has seen modest volatility return, but for most hodlers, there are few opportunities for profiteering under current circumstances.Glassnode suggests that this is clear by looking at so-called Hodl Waves, an indicator that shows what proportion of the Bitcoin supply last moved. These are based on Bitcoin’s realized cap, a measure of the market capitalization that takes into account the price at which each coin last traded.Hodl Waves confirm that, in part thanks to low volatility, the Bitcoin supply is ageing, and few investors are selling.“Not only are we seeing a decline in very young coins (As such, even coins now in profit by a significant percentage, if not double their buy-in price, remain dormant.“Some LTHs (long-term holders) have and will take profits on their coins,” Glassnode acknowledged.

The “little guy” makes a comeback

Long or short term, investors with smaller overall holdings are growing.As Glassnode subsequently noted this week, wallets with less than 1 BTC continue to make up more and more of the overall Bitcoin supply. Related: Bitcoin price bottom is in, says Fidelity exec as crypto market exits ‘extreme fear’“The response of ‘the little guy’ to the evolution of Bitcoin as an asset can be seen in the supply distribution,” the company posted on Twitter Wednesday.While institutional and now even state adoption of Bitcoin compose most of the headlines when it comes to expanding influence, it is individual small-scale investors who are making noticeable inroads into the market this year.

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