Bitcoin Retests $40k as Grayscale Adds 2,172 BTC to its Bags

Quick take:

  • Bitcoin’s $30k – $32k held
  • Bitcoin has just retested $40k and looks ready to push further
  • This comes after Grayscale added 2,172 BTC to its bags in the last 24 hours
  • Institutional buying of Bitcoin is back in high gear with the new year
  • However, a move back down by Bitcoin cannot be dismissed

The King of Crypto –  Bitcoin (BTC) – has shrugged off calls for a correction by consecutively reclaiming the $36k and $38k support areas to retest $40k. At the time of writing, Bitcoin is trading at $39,700 after the $30k to $32k support zone held well in the fast half of the week.

The latter support zone will be one to watch on a macro level as Bitcoin attempts to break its most recent all-time high of $42k.

Mainstream Media Was Quick to Call a Bitcoin Bear Market

The dip by Bitcoin to $30k levels was a massive 26% dip from $41k that resulted in mainstream media, such as CNN, declaring that BTC was now in a bear market. Below is a screenshot of the headline by CNN declaring a Bitcoin trend reversal into bear territory.

Grayscale Adds 2,172 BTC to its Bags

However, CNN had not factored in that institutional demand was still in high gear as Grayscale has just added 2,172 BTC to its bags in the last 24 hours. The addition of 2,172 Bitcoin by Grayscale was first highlighted by the team at via the following tweet.

Grayscale is back!Grayscale gains another 2172 #BTC in 24 hours. Their total AUM now $26.39 billion.

— Bybt (@bybt_com) January 14, 2021

Bitcoin’s Institutional Investors ‘Were On Holiday’

Such accumulation by Grayscale was the norm in 2020 and looks ready to continue well into 2021. Earlier this week, the investment firm opened private subscriptions to its various investment products thus confirming the reason for the Bitcoin purchase.

Grayscale accumulating Bitcoin in 2021 was forecasted by Bitcoin and Crypto analyst, Joseph Young, who had postulated that the buying in early January had paused due to the holiday season.

The Grayscale Bitcoin Trust has not reported additional inflows since Christmas (Dec. 25, 2020) due to the holiday season / year end. When $BTC inflows start coming in, indicating institutional demand, that’s when Bitcoin could start to rally upwards again. Worth observing.

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