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Bitcoin Wallets Reach New Highs: BTC Flourishes Outside Traditional Finance

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  • Bitcoin’s decreasing correlation with traditional finance indexes like S&P 500, DJIA, and Nasdaq Composite indicates a growing independence for the cryptocurrency.
  • Amidst this decoupling, the number of Bitcoin wallets holding over one Bitcoin has reached an all-time high, suggesting increased confidence in the cryptocurrency from investors.

There’s a significant development stirring in the Bitcoin market that’s surprising even seasoned investors. Notably, Bitcoin is showing signs of decoupling from traditional financial markets, underlining the digital asset’s independent nature.

Bitcoin’s Growing Independence

While Bitcoin’s recent price spikes are certainly a cause for investor delight, it’s the asset’s demonstrated resilience against global macroeconomic factors that’s making waves. This behavior contrasts with traditional finance assets, which typically react more predictably to such catalysts.

Data shows that Bitcoin’s correlation coefficient — a measure ranging from -1 to 1 that indicates how changes in one variable are associated with changes in another — with major financial indexes like the S&P 500, DJIA, and Nasdaq Composite has dropped by more than 50.5%, 30%, and 49.4% respectively since the start of the year. Remarkably, on July 5th, the 90-day rolling correlation between Bitcoin’s spot price and both the Nasdaq and S&P 500 plummeted to its lowest level in two years.

Bitcoin’s correlation with gold and the U.S. dollar stands at 0.33 and -0.23, respectively, with values near zero suggesting no direct pricing relationship. This seems somewhat ironic given Bitcoin’s early branding as an inflation hedge.

Amidst this changing landscape, regulatory developments and news such as SEC’s approval of spot exchange-traded funds (ETFs) continue to shape the crypto market dynamics. Interestingly, Bitcoin’s most consistent positive pricing relationship has been with Ethereum, with both trading in relative sync despite their differences in utility and consensus mechanisms.

In light of this apparent decoupling, Bitcoin has been receiving considerable interest from investors. Glassnode, an on-chain analytics firm, has reported that the number of Bitcoin addresses holding more than one Bitcoin has reached an all-time high, now standing at 1,009,396. This trend points to increased hodling and accumulation, as also reflected by record low balances on exchanges.

With this trend and rising price trails, Bitcoin and other cryptocurrencies are starting to look like compelling alternatives for those seeking diverse investment options. As of the time of writing, Bitcoin is trading at $31,300.40, marking a 3.75% increase over the past 5 days and a 24% surge over the last month.

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Godfrey Benjamin
Godfrey Benjamin
Godfrey Benjamin is an experienced crypto journalist whose primary goal is to educate everyone about the prospects of Web 3.0. His love for crypto was sparked during his time as a former banker when he recognized the clear advantages of decentralized money over traditional payments. Business Email: info@ethnews.com Phone: +49 160 92211628
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