Billions in Crypto ‘Dry Powder’ On Exchanges Ahead of Bitcoin’s Next Move

Tyler Hromadka

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With the stablecoin market staying at record- high levels for well over a month, more experts are taking it as a sign that crypto traders have actually not quit on greater rates, however are just awaiting a chance to get in bitcoin and other digital possessions as soon as again.

As reported, numerous crypto financiers looked for haven in popular stablecoins like tether (USDT) and the Coinbase– backed USD coin (USDC) as the crypto market saw one of its biggest sell-offs ever on March 12 and13 The market capitalization of the significant stablecoins have actually not reduced even as volatility in the crypto market has actually returned to regular levels. On the contrary, stablecoin market capitalizations have actually continued their rise, triggering some to hypothesize that all of this capital is excitedly waiting to get in bitcoin (BTC) or altcoins once again.

The overall stablecoin market capitalization has actually grown considerably because the crypto market came across greater volatility around March 9. Source:

As pointed out by Ryan Selkis, creator of crypto market scientist Messari Crypto, financiers who had actually quit on the crypto market would more than likely have actually offered their crypto and cashed their money into their bank accounts rather of keeping it in the kind of stablecoins on exchanges. The truth that over USD 3 billion in stablecoins is kept in the kind of stablecoins, nevertheless, recommends that the really opposite istrue


“We’ve got more dry powder held in the crypto economy than ever before,” Selkis concluded.


The very same pattern was likewise explained by the blockchain analytics firm Glassnode, stating that yet another all-time high in tether balances hung on exchanges was taped on Friday, up from the previous all-time high simply the day in the past. It hence looks like if people’s hunger for stablecoins is still not being pleased, with the market continuing to grow every day.

# $USDT Balance on Exchanges (1d MA) simply reached an ATH of 1,662,908,185561 USDT

— glassnode signals (@glassnodealerts)

Also, the market capitalization of all stablecoins combined has continued to increase despite almost no change in total trading volume in the crypto market. According to CoinGecko’s latest quarterly report, this divergence may be yet another indicator that “traders have decided to sit out of the markets while holding stablecoins to weather out the storm.”

Source: CoinGecko

The big question, obviously, is when exactly investor’s appetite for stablecoins will be replaced by a growing appetite for riskier cryptoassets.

As previously reported, some of the biggest players in the crypto space claim that they do believe that time will eventually come, and have taken advantage of the lower prices to add more coins to their portfolios. To name a few, they include macro investor and Real Vision founder Raoul Pal, who has previously said “I can not express how bullish I am on bitcoin,” Galaxy Digital founder Mike Novogratz, who revealed that he is short stocks and long bitcoin, and Pantera Capital‘s Dan Morehead, who thinks the crypto market will “explode higher.”

Crypto twitter feels uncommonly bearish. Brief BTC/USD now appears like horrible threat: benefit.

— Jason Choi 蔡浩霆 (@mrjasonchoi)

However, as recently noted by Chamath Palihapitiya, CEO of venture capital firm Social Capital, Chairman of Virgin Galactic, bitcoin is “a very binary investment” – “this is either zero or it’s millions.”
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