Bitcoin ‘sodlers’ dump $4B in two days as BTC sales hit 18-month high

Bitcoin ‘sodlers’ dump $4B in two days as BTC sales hit 18-month high Bitcoin speculators panic sold as the BTC price corrected toward $40,000, the latest on-chain data suggests. Figures from on-chain analytics firm Glassnode show short-term holders (STHs) offloading more than $2 billion in BTC on Dec. 12 alone. Bitcoin saw its biggest single-day drop of 2023 this week — one which at one point totaled 8.1%, data from Cointelegraph Markets Pro and TradingView confirms. Reacting, the more speculative subsection of the Bitcoin investor base followed in step, reducing their exposure in what appears to be a bout of cold feet on the market outlook. Glassnode reveals that STHs, which constitute entities holding BTC for 155 days or less, sent $1.93 billion worth of coins to exchanges on Dec. 11, followed by another $2.08 billion the day after. The last time single-day selling passed the $2 billion mark was in June 2022 — a reaction to the impending collapse of blockchain firm Celsius. In a post on X (formerly Twitter) on Dec. 12, James Van Straten, research and data analyst at crypto insights firm CryptoSlate, noted the significance of the week’s STH movements.