On the first two days of December, there have been some massive bitcoin (BTC) whale movements stemming from long-term bitcoin holders. On Thursday morning, the creator of the web portal Btcparser.com explained that “significant amounts of bitcoin were taken out from cold wallets and moved to active exchanges.”
The onchain action was caught by the blockchain parsing tool Btcparser 3, a tool that analyzes each and every new bitcoin block by getting detailed information about all transactions within it. “The bot uses groups of 100 blocks and identifies all wallets that sent or received a total exceeding 1,000 bitcoins during that time,” explains the parsing tool’s website.
On December 1, Btcparser 3 caught some major onchain action, which saw the movement of thousands of bitcoins during the course of the day. For instance, on Wednesday the parser caught the movement of 15,074 BTC or $849 million, 6,970 BTC moved, and thousands more BTC spent as well.
Then the following day on December 2, monster-sized bitcoin transactions were caught by Btcparser 3. This transaction on Thursday saw a whopping 36,645 BTC deposited and 10,547 BTC left the wallet. That’s more than $2 billion worth of bitcoin in USD value, and the address spent more than $28.2 billion in bitcoin (BTC) during its lifetime. At 1:59 a.m. (EST) on Thursday, Btcparser 3 caught 15,074 BTC or $849 million move.
“Shifting our focus to [LTHs],” Glassnode’s report details. “We can see that there has been a reasonably continuous rate of spending over the last month. From the peak of 13.5M BTC in holdings, LTHs have spent (assumed distributed) 150K BTC, equivalent to around 5.8% of the volume accumulated since March 2021.”
Crypto advocates have been discussing major whale movements on forums and bitcoin whale commentary is littered all over social media. The crypto analytics firm Santiment also tweeted about this past month’s whale action on November 23.
“Bitcoin’s key active whale addresses that hold between 100 to 10K BTC are content after accumulating a total of ~40K more BTC on last week’s dip,” Santiment said. The company also shared its weekly report as well, which discusses whale action and “ the growing bearish sentiment (& why it’s a good thing).”