Greater than half of Bitcoin (BTC) addresses are nonetheless in revenue, elevating questions in regards to the severity of the present “bear market.”

Information from on-chain analytics agency Glassnode confirms that as of June 20, 56.2% of addresses have been nonetheless value extra in United States greenback phrases than when their cash entered them.

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Profitability fails to match earlier market bottoms

As BTC/USD fell to 19-month lows of $17,600 over the weekend, analysts braced for what they assume will grow to be a retracement of up to 84.5% from all-time highs.

A sense of confusion reigns this year due to these highs not being “excessive sufficient” in contrast with historic bull market tops.

The next drawdown has thus taken many without warning, regardless of thus far not matching earlier bear markets.

The Glassnode figures help that concept. BTC worth bottoms have tended to coincide with lower than half of addresses remaining in revenue, and as such, the present downtrend nonetheless has a technique to go whether it is to slot in with historic patterns.

In March 2020, as an illustration, worthwhile addresses dropped to 41%, and earlier than that, the 2018 bear market additionally noticed a drop beneath the 50% mark.

Bitcoin % of addresses in revenue chart. Supply: Glassnode

Panic, nonetheless, might already be setting in. As Cointelegraph reported, realized losses have been mounting amongst hodlers too uneasy about babysitting their funds any longer.

June 13 noticed the most important on-chain realized losses in BItcoin’s historical past, these hitting $4.76 billion in a single 24-hour interval.

Bitcoin realized losses chart. Supply: Glassnode

Market “getting nearer” to the large brief

On the subject of how a lot promoting must happen earlier than the market reverses, Dylan LeClair, senior analyst at UTXO Administration, eyed a break up between retail and derivatives merchants.

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In occasions passed by, he argued this week, retail has offered first and speculators are available in to complete the method by shorting BTC to unnaturally low ranges.

“Getting nearer,” a part of a tweet summarized alongside a chart exhibiting the prices to shorters growing as worth motion waned in latest days.

LeClair added that extra liquidations are possible obligatory within the decentralized finance (DeFi) area earlier than a definitive backside might be put in.

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