Analyst Says “Only A Matter Of Time” Before Bitcoin Flies Past ATH

An analyst explained how Bitcoin’s availability for trading has quietly declined during the asset’s recent consolidation phase.

Bitcoin May Be In A Good Position To Set New All-Time Highs

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The chart below shows how the spot and paper BTC reserves have changed over the past few years.

Bitcoin Inventory on Exchanges

As the graph shows, the Bitcoin sitting in spot wallets has been declining over the last couple of months. The total amount of such BTC in the custody of central entities has now dropped to just 2.3 million.

It’s also apparent that the total sum of the spot and “paper” BTC (highlighted in purple) has declined at the same time. Paper BTC here refers to derivatives products related to cryptocurrency that don’t actually require investors to own the asset.

Thus, given that the combined sum of the exchange inventory has gone down for the cryptocurrency, it would appear that the decrease in the spot BTC isn’t because paper BTC has replaced it.

Generally, the supply of exchanges is considered part of the Bitcoin supply, which is “available” for trading. As such, due to how supply-demand dynamics work, less of this available supply may be a constructive sign for the cryptocurrency.

From the graph, it’s visible that this decline in the exchange inventory has come during a period where the price of the cryptocurrency has struggled after setting a new all-time high (ATH). As Woo notes,

While everyone was freaking out that Bitcoin price was not rising the last 2 months, available BTC was quietly being scooped up, and importantly without paper BTC printed in its place.

Thus, the fact that the available supply has gone down during such a period could be a bullish sign for the coin. “It’s only a matter of time before BTC squeezes past all-time highs,” says the analyst.

In another X post, Woo also discussed how capital inflows into Bitcoin have just started to pick up again after registering a steep drop earlier.

Bitcoin Network Flows

As the chart shows, network inflows spiked alongside the all-time high, but they observed a major slowdown in the consolidation that followed.

The inflows from spot exchange-traded funds (ETFs), highlighted in light green, also disappeared earlier, but they have now made a comeback alongside these fresh capital inflows.

BTC Price

Bitcoin had recovered as high as $71,000 earlier but appears to have slipped off over the last few days as it has now returned below the $68,000 level.

Bitcoin Price Chart

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