Indicators on the Glassnode chain show that 2021 will be a crazy bull market

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After a rather turbulent week, Bitcoin and other crypto markets seem to be in a recovery phase, with Bitcoin rebounding above all-time highs and approaching $20,000.

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Bitcoin and other crypto markets have spent a turbulent week. At the beginning of the week, it exceeded US$18,600 and then rose to more than US$19,000. However, it fell sharply on Thursday and finally found support at US$16,500 and rose slowly, eventually ending at US$18,145.

However, as of Monday, Bitcoin quickly approached $20,000, and even briefly broke through the historical high of $19,783.

The number of active traders (level 3) on the Bitcoin blockchain has been steadily increasing throughout 2020. The current daily number of active traders is close to 400,000, which is less than 4% from the previous historical high. . It only exceeded current levels once during the bull market at the end of 2017.

This increase in on-chain activity means an increase in network adoption and usage. However, unlike the previous bull market, the number of new traders (level 3) is still relatively low.

This suggests that the current rebound may be driven more by institutional investors than by retail investors. Therefore, before retail investors start entering the market, we may expect more growth in adoption and prices.

Corresponding to this bullish view is the adjusted number of traders ASOL (level 3), which shows that the average age of coins being traded is increasing rapidly. Higher value means that in general, older coins are being transferred, which may mean that longer-term holders are realizing profits.

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On November 28, the average transaction age of coins was 43.9 days. The last time traders adjusted the ASOL so high was in January 2018, when long-term holders dumped Bitcoin when it fell from a historical high. The recent surge indicates that long-term holders are realizing the profits of the past few years, and this analysis is supported by the increase in the number of days of currency destruction (layer 2) and LTH-SOPR (layer 3).

However, this model is different from the bull market in 2017. The surge in ASOL (Average Spent Output Lifespan) occurred while prices were still rising, not after peaking. It does not necessarily represent a sell-off (or a response to a sell-off, as we saw in 2018), but it does show that long-term holders may have doubts about the potential for continued price movement above ATH at the beginning of the year.

Willy Woo’s bullish view

The re-accumulation stage of this bull market coincides with the longest and deepest consumption of Bitcoin stocks on spot exchanges in Bitcoin’s 12-year history.

So far, this consumption has lasted for 10 months, doubling the 5-month span of the previous cycle. Similarly, the amount of coins mined from exchanges and entered into cold wallets was 19%, compared with 11% in the previous cycle. In view of this, it is expected that 2021 will be crazy optimistic.

Although the market may need to cool down in some areas after the strong rebound in November, the long-term market structure is a bullish trend. Think of the next few weeks as the last bargain-hunting buying opportunity before Bitcoin breaks through all-time highs and starts the price discovery phase above $20,000.

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Once the US$20,000 has passed, there will be no historical resistance level to compete for, so that the price discovery mechanism will initiate the price upward movement at a higher speed. Investors should consider fully deploying funds before historical highs.

Between September 17 and November 17, Uniswap provided liquidity to any of the four ETH-based liquidity pools, providing an opportunity to obtain UNI Token. The largest of these pools is ETH/WBTC, which attracted more than $800 million in liquidity at its peak.

This resulted in a large amount of ETH and WBTC being locked in smart contracts when users obtained UNI Token. But on the day the mining ended, the proportion of the locked-in supply of these two assets declined (secondary) – for WBTC, the decline was particularly large.

After the end of UNI mining on November 17, ETH showed a drop of 0.8 points, and the use cases of WBTC were naturally less than the original assets of Ethereum. However, as users withdrew their liquidity from Uniswap, this caused a 10-point drop in WBTC and caused the total liquidity on Uniswap to drop by $1.3 billion-a drop of more than 42% from the previous day.

Glassnode data insight丨The Bitcoin chain is active to a historical high, and the rise is driven by institutions. After the end of mining, the liquidity on Uniswap has decreased by 1.3 billion US dollars (source: uniswap.info)

Compared with WBTC, other assets that support UNI liquidity farming (DAI, USDC, and USDT) have fallen less – but still more significant (3.95, 1.45, and 0.63 points, respectively).

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It is worth noting that although ETH worth more than $1 billion is locked in these pools, the price of ETH has not been affected by the return of these currencies to the market, which shows that their owners continue to hold even after the betting ends. Have them.