Institutional Investors Selling Bitcoin (BTC) Holdings After FTX Crisis

Institutional Investors Selling Bitcoin (BTC) Holdings After FTX Crisis

The FTX crisis caused the crypto market to come under intense pressure, triggering selloffs in the broader market. Crypto influencers warned that FTX collapse may cause institutional investors to lose confidence and trust in the crypto market. On-chain data now reveals that institutional investors are indeed selling their Bitcoin (BTC) holdings after the FTX crisis.

Bitcoin Institutional Investors Losing Confidence in Crypto?

Crypto exchange FTX recorded massive outflows in crypto assets and FTX Token (FTT) selloffs after news of liquidity issues reached investors. FTX’s plans to seek help from investors and peers failed, which forced CEO Sam Bankman-Fried to file for bankruptcy and resign as CEO.

Bitcoin Fund Volume
Bitcoin Fund Volume. Source: CryptoQuant

Institutional investors have also sold their crypto holdings after the FTX crisis. According to the Fund Volume Index, the transaction volume increased significantly during the FTX liquidity issues. The Fund Volume Index indicates that institutional investors sold their Bitcoin holdings.

Bitcoin Fund Holdings
Bitcoin Fund Holdings. Source: CryptoQuant

Moreover, the Coinbase Premium Index indicates that U.S. instrumental investment fell -0.13% after the FTX crisis. Thus, institutional investors probably sold their Bitcoin holdings. This can be confirmed with the Fund Holdings Index, which shows a decrease in the total amount of coins holding digital assets.

Therefore, the recent crypto market crash in May and the selloff amid the FTX crisis impacted the sentiments of institutional investors. The crypto market will likely be sideways in the coming months, rather than a short-term reversal in prices.

Crypto experts suggest $13K-$14K as the important support and Bitcoin (BTC) may fall to the support level for preparing to rebound. However, if it falls below $13K, Bitcoin can touch $10K, which is an important volume profile.

BTC Price Risks Falling

Bitcoin (BTC) price hit a low of $15,682 amid the FTX crisis. After the bankruptcy, BTC continues to be under pressure and trades sideways.

As per CoinMarketCap, BTC price is trading at $15,682, down over 1% in the last24 hours. The 24-hour low and high for Bitcoin are $16,430 and $16,787, respectively.

Also Read: FTX Drainer, Alameda Research Withdrawing Millions In Crypto Assets

The post Institutional Investors Selling Bitcoin (BTC) Holdings After FTX Crisis appeared first on CoinGape.


Share on facebook
Share on twitter
Share on pinterest
Share on linkedin
On Key

Related Posts

Crypto Crisis Pushes BTC Mining Difficulty To Bottom Spot, Any Possibility Of Reversal?

The low profitability of BTC mining is still puzzling for many crypto fanatics and investors. There’s no surprise here, given the ever-increasing energy costs. Moreover, the bear market is also significantly impacting Bitcoin’s mining difficulty. As for now, making reasonable profits from mining Bitcoin is not probable. This fact, however, doesn’t imply that BTC mining

Bitcoin (BTC) Price Dump Incoming? On-Chain Data Reveals Bottom

Bitcoin (BTC) price failed to hold above $17k and fell to the support near $16,500 again. The BTC price remains under pressure as miner capitulation risk continues to haunt traders looking to make long positions. On-chain data reveals miners are indeed liquidating their Bitcoin holdings due to financial constraints. The effect can be easily seen