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Massive Inflows of Stablecoins Waiting on Sidelines as Bitcoin Hovers Above $33,000

USDC tokens are getting sent to exchanges at a rapid pace amid Bitcoin’s choppy trading streak

Glassnode CTO Rafael Schultze-Kraft has spotted “massive” inflows of USD Coin (USDC) to major cryptocurrency exchanges over the past month.

net volumeImage by @n3ocortex

He alleges that this sidelined capital could flow into Bitcoin, with potential buyers waiting for the right moment to get into the market.



Record-breaking stablecoin inflows

On Jan. 29, CryptoQuant mentioned that stablecoin inflows on all cryptocurrency exchanges reached a new all-time high.

Tether, the largest stablecoin with a market cap of $26.5 billion, is still responsible for the highest percentage of all holdings (42.6 percent).

Yet, numerous competing stablecoins are vying to take away its throne, with Binance USD (BUSD) and USDC coming in second and third places, respectively.

StablecoinImage by @cryptoquant_com

A large number of stablecoin deposits sitting on the sidelines is usually considered to be bullish for Bitcoin since they represent the buyers’ gunpowder.

A short-lived Elon Musk pump

At press time, Bitcoin is trading at $33,691 on the Bitstamp exchange, with the bullish momentum gradually waning.

The Elon Musk pump that sent the cryptocurrency to $38,000 on Friday ended up being a flash in the pan.

The bulls have hours to save Bitcoin’s monthly candle that currently looks very similar to the December 2017 top.

The cryptocurrency climbed to a new all-time high on Jan. 8, which was followed by a series of brutal corrections.

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