A new on-chain metric to track when Bitcoin miners are selling more of their reserves than usual. A common leading indicator of capitulations.
[Originally published on Twitter here: https://twitter.com/caprioleio/status/1591024605640019968]
Introducing: Bitcoin Miner Sell Pressure. A free, open-source indicator which tracks on-chain data to highlight when Bitcoin miners are selling more of their reserves than usual.
The indicator tracks the ratio of on-chain miner Bitcoin outflows to miner Bitcoin reserves.
- Higher = more selling than usual
- Lower = less selling than usual
- Red = extraordinary sell pressure
Today, it’s red. Bitcoin miners are selling more than they have in 5 years.
What can we see now?
Miners are not great at treasury management. They tend to sell most when they are losing money (like today). However, there have been times when they sold well into high profit, such as into the 2017 $20K top and in early 2021 when Bitcoin breached $40K.
Bitcoin Miner Sell Pressure identifies industry stress, excess and miner capitulation. Unsurprisingly, there is a high correlation with Bitcoin Production Cost; giving strong confluence to both metrics. In some instances, Bitcoin Miner Sell Pressure spots capitulation before Hash Ribbons, such as today.
Live indicator and on-chain source code available on TradingView here.
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