Bitcoin Moving to the East in Large Numbers Amid West Regulation

    Bitcoin (BTC) and the broader cryptocurrency market faced strong selling pressure amid SEC slapping lawsuits on two biggest crypto exchanges – Binance and Coinbase. As heavy regulatory action in the US and the West continues, a large part of Bitcoins has been moving to the East.

    On-chain data from Glassnode shows that the East has been absorbing most of the Bitcoin (BTC) outflows from the West, over the last year. By West, we mean typically the US, as the supply in Europe remains almost flat. In its latest report, Glassnode mentions:

    “A clear divergence is visible in the year-over-year BTC supply change based on geographical regions. The extreme dominance of US entities in 2020-21 has clearly reversed, with US supply dominance falling by 11% since mid-2022. European markets have been fairly neutral over the last year, whilst a significant increase in supply dominance is visible across Asian trading hours”.

    Courtesy: Glassnode

    Similarly, Glassnode makes an interesting observation regaqrding the shift in hands of Tether (USDT). It notes: “Tether has been more popular in countries where their own currency is not very strong and it’s harder to get US dollars. Also, because the US has been making stricter rules for digital assets, people are moving their money to other places, especially in the east”.

    Bitcoin Price Volatility and Trading Volume

    The Bitcoin (BTC) price tanked all the way close to $26,000, however, it has still managed to hold above the crucial supply of $26,300. As of press time, BTC is trading at $26,502 and has a market cap of $514 billion.

    Following the SEC’s action on Binance, the BTC market depth on Binance.US has dropped by a staggering 70% in the last three days. this could continue to fall further as Binance.US announces suspending all USD deposits on the platform.

    Also, on-chain data provider Santiment explains that with rising market volatility, the unique BTC addresses interacting have surged past 1 million for the last two days.

    Mooky Presale


    Bhushan is a FinTech enthusiast and holds a good flair in understanding financial markets. His interest in economics and finance draw his attention towards the new emerging Blockchain Technology and Cryptocurrency markets. He is continuously in a learning process and keeps himself motivated by sharing his acquired knowledge. In free time he reads thriller fictions novels and sometimes explore his culinary skills.

    The presented content may include the personal opinion of the author and is subject to market condition. Do your market research before investing in cryptocurrencies. The author or the publication does not hold any responsibility for your personal financial loss.

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