More Bitcoins are now in the bags of investors as the world’s no 1 crypto concluded the Q1 on an impressive note.
Bitcoin ended the first fiscal quarter of 2023 with its best three-month performance in nearly two years. With an extraordinary turnaround of fortunes, the top coin surged with a roughly 70% price increase.
Other asset classes, such as stocks, and gold, have been left behind in Bitcoin’s tracks.
Above that, traders have grown more at ease in keeping their bags unmoved for the long term. This trend, as per Santiment, was last seen from January 2021 through April 2021 when BTC created history and surpassed $64k.
Since March 2023, BTC trading prices have been hovering between the range of $21k-$29k. On top of that, the massive purchase helps the token to trade at fair prices.
Just a few days ago, the on-chain data analytic platform spotted the fifth-largest BTC transaction in 2023. On April 05, a whale crypto wallet received 17,769 BTC worth over $500k.
Also, the fact that important institutions are buying Bitcoin adds to the bullish sentiment.
Bitcoin’s Top Institutional Holders
For instance, the news of MicroStrategy, one of the top five institutional Bitcoin investors, adding another 1,045 BTC to their portfolio, has garnered attention.
According to the Securities and Exchange Commission filing, MicroStrategy headed by BTC maximalist Michael Saylor acquired 1,045 BTC for $23.9 Million on an average trading price of $28,016.
The US-based business intelligence firm holds 140,000 BTC worth $ 3.91 billion as per its official website.
MicroStrategy owns 0.72% of the total circulating supply of Bitcoin. The overall market capitalization is $540,737,421,137, with a market dominance of 45.74%. BTC’s all-time high was around $69,000.
Data provided by Coingecko showed that more than 20 investors hold 1.20% of the total circulating supply of Bitcoin.
Due to its emergence as an attractive substitute in the face of regulatory headwinds, the token has unfortunately grabbed headlines for the wrong reason.
Scammers have recently created a number of phony Facebook pages masquerading as well-known individuals and requesting Bitcoin from the public.
Some of these accounts pose as financial counselors, while others feature heartfelt slogans and claims that their account is the only one.