Crypto exchanges registered a massive inflow of stablecoins over the past couple of days amounting to $1.7 billion. Such a large inflow of stablecoins is often considered bullish given the general perception that people send stablecoins onto exchanges to invest more in cryptocurrency. The massive inflow of stablecoins has also pushed the stablecoin reserves on centralized exchanges to an ATH of $19.22 billion.
Ki-Young Ju, the founder of Bitcoin analytic firm CryptoQuant stated two possible outcomes behind the recent massive stablecoin inflow onto exchanges. He said Exchanges fill up stablecoins too,
- buy crypto assets as user request (or exchange side)
- prepare user withdrawals before the dip
$1.7B worth stablecoins flowed into exchanges lately.
Theoretically, exchanges fill up stablecoins to
1/ buy crypto assets as user request (or exchange side)
2/ prepare user withdrawals before the dip
Hopefully, we’re in scenario 1.
— Ki Young Ju 주기영 (@ki_young_ju) August 27, 2021
The analyst hoped that we are in the first scenario but reiterated that in the long term it is bullish since people are converting fiat into crypto.
“Either way, it’s long-term bullish since fiat money is converting to crypto assets. It’s easier to buy crypto assets via stablecoins rather than using fiat money.”
Can Stablecoin Inflow Boost Bitcoin Price Above $50K?
Bitcoin (BTC) broke out of a three-month-long bearish price range of $30K-$40K in the first week of August and built a healthy bullish momentum to record a new three-month high of $50,400. However, the top cryptocurrency faced rejection at $50K levels as it couldn’t hold onto the support and currently moving sideways above $47,0000.
It is also important to note that exchanges also registered the biggest Bitcoin inflow since July 2019 as 1.68M $BTC flowed onto exchanges. Young presented three possible scenarios that could occur as a result of the biggest BTC inflow in three years,
- Increase selling pressure.
- Increase volatility as $BTC is used as collateral for derivatives.
- Alt season with BTC pairs.
The Bitcoin Stablecoin ratio hit a new low indicating the selling pressure is on the lower side. An increase in the stablecoin ratio indicates high selling pressure. The top cryptocurrency lost key support of $47,000 yesterday but managed to rise above it soon after. $50K is the critical resistance that BTC needs to convert into support to retest its ATH $64,683.