Along with measuring major gains in price and breaking through the $44,000 mark, Bitcoin (BTC) is also recording increases in the number of addresses holding the asset, surpassing the 40 million mark for the first time in history.
Specifically, the number of addresses holding Bitcoin was 40.25 million as of March 24, an all-time high since the cryptocurrency’s nascence, as demonstrated in a chart shared by artificial intelligence crypto analytics platform IntoTheBlock on March 25.
According to the research platform’s tweet, the number of addresses holding Bitcoin experienced a drop in February, only to continue growing and setting new highs.
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“This points to growing interest and adoption for Bitcoin,” the platform added.
Holders accumulate and so do the holdings
Finbold had also reported on the previous all-time high from March 14, when the average number of addresses holding Bitcoin reached 39.7 million, after 888,000 new addresses with a balance in Bitcoin joined the network since the beginning of 2022.
At the time, the total balance of Bitcoin in the wallets of investors who possessed it for more than one year was over 11.7 million BTC (around $518.46 billion at press time), recording an upwards trajectory since November 2021.
Bullish sentiments for Bitcoin continue
The recently mounting bullish sentiment for the largest cryptocurrency by market capitalization is also reflected in the massive amount of it leaving exchanges.
At the time of publication, Bitcoin traded at $44,313, marking a 9.52% increase across the week – from $40,460. Meanwhile, its 24-hour price advanced by 2.93%.
Bitcoin’s market cap is currently $847.1 billion, according to the latest information acquired from CoinMarketCap.
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