Bitcoin price over $20K creates FOMO with 620K new BTC wallets

The Bitcoin (BTC) value surge above $20,000 within the second week of January led to a market FOMO (worry of lacking out), particularly amongst small BTC holders.

There was a big surge in BTC addresses holding 0.1 BTC or much less after Jan. 13. Based on knowledge shared by crypto analytics agency Santiment, 620,000 new BTC addresses have popped up for the reason that Jan. 13 BTC value surge, totaling 39.8 million.

Bitcoin addresses holding 0.1 BTC or much less. Supply: Santiment

The rise in Bitcoin addresses holding small quantities signifies regrowing investor optimism in 2023. The expansion of such small addresses was very restricted and slowed remarkably post-FTX collapse in November 2022, however 2023 has seen the speed of latest tackle creation improve.

The latest spike in small Bitcoin addresses is the best since November 2022, when BTC dipped to its cycle low of round $16,000. The value decline prompted small merchants to scoop up BTC at a lower cost. The present surge is attributed to a rising bullish sentiment available in the market the place, aside from Bitcoin, a number of altcoins have additionally recorded multimonth highs, whereas the general crypto market surged over 30%.

Associated: Bitcoin, Ethereum and select altcoins set to resume rally despite February slump

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Bitcoin 1-year value chart . Supply: Coinmarketcap

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