On-chain data shows Bitcoin miners have deposited large amounts to derivatives exchanges recently, a sign that these network validators may be hedging against potential future falls.
Bitcoin Miners Have Been Transferring To Derivatives Exchanges Recently
As pointed out by an analyst in a CryptoQuant post, around 4.3k BTC has exited miner reserves during the last two weeks.
The “miner reserve” is an indicator that measures the total amount of Bitcoin currently stored in the wallets of all miners.
When the value of this metric increases, it means miners are transferring coins into their wallets at the moment. Such a trend, when prolonged, can be a sign of accumulation from miners, and hence can be bullish for the crypto’s price.
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On the other hand, a lowering value of the indicator implies miners are withdrawing their coins right now. Depending on where they are transferring, it could be neutral or bearish for the BTC price.
Now, here is a chart that shows the trend in the Bitcoin miner reserves over the last few weeks:
Looks like the value of the metric has been going down recently | Source: CryptoQuant
As you can see in the above graph, the Bitcoin miner reserve has decreased in value during the past couple of weeks.
These withdrawals from miner wallets amounted to around 4.3k BTC in total. The chart also has the data for two more indicators, the second of which (the bottom graph) just shows the netflow, which is simply a measure of the net movement around miner wallets (which would…