Veteran Bitcoin hodlers are still selling record low amounts of BTC despite 70% gains in 2021

Data shows that despite the $69,000 record highs, most Bitcoin hodlers are not spending any coins.

The Coin Days Destroyed (CDD), a metric developed by Glassnode on-chain analytics firm, shows that the percentage of coins being spent in the hands of old people is at or near record levels.

In 2021, strong hands will keep the wheels turning

CDD is extremely calm, the latest sign that Bitcoin investors and holders have been found guilty.

This indicator shows how long each BTC has been idle before it starts moving. This is an alternative to volume measurements that can be used to identify market trends. Therefore, older coins are more valuable than those with a long history of active movement.

“Despite a rise in the last few months the current value remains around historic lows,” tweeted UTXO Management.

Annotated chart of Coin Days Destroyed (CDD). Source: UTXO Management/ Twitter

This data shows that strong hands have held firm since the spike in old-hand selling after the BTC/USD reached its all-time high of $20,000 last 2017.

The trend was not broken by the $70,000 increase, but sellers are still coming from newer markets.

Winter sellers are summer buyers

Unchained Capital’s HODL waves confirms that this is true — the largest decrease in overall supply now comes from coins bought between three and six month ago.

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This means that sellers bought their BTC during the June-September period, when BTC/USD dropped to $30,000.

Chart of Bitcoin HODL Waves. Source: Unchained Capital

Cointelegraph reported that clear distinctions between hodler groups have been made for a long time.

BTC/USD is expected to finish 2021 at around $20,000 more than it was at the beginning of January.

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Dylan LeClair (@DylanLeClair_ December 23, 2021

Dylan LeClair, senior analyst at UTXO Management, noted last week that hodlers are increasing their positions overall.

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