The November BTC rally to test all-time price highs saw more than 1% of Bitcoin’s supply move out of long-term storage.
According to Unchained Capital’s ‘hodlwaves’ metric, which measures the time since Bitcoin has moved on-chain, roughly 15% of the Bitcoin that had not been moved for five and seven years as of Nov. 1 were finally transferred on-chain during the month of November.
Nearly 1% of the total supply of #bitcoin moved out of long-term storage (>1 year in the same address) during the price run-up from $13,700-$19,670 in November.
— Unchained Capital (@unchainedcap) December 3, 2020
The share of BTC supply represented by coins that were previously dormant for between two and three years also fell from 12.20% to 11.58% — a relative decline of nearly 5% over November, while coins that had not moved for between one and two years dropped from 17.87% to 17.13% — a relative drop of 4%.
However, the number of Bitcoins that have sat still for at least seven years increased slightly over the month.
Surprisingly, short-term on-chain Bitcoin transfers fell during November, with the share of supply that last moved between one day and one week sliding from 3.72% at the start of the month to 2.94% on Nov. 30.
November’s largest shift occurred in the one-week to one-month hodlwave, which shows the share of Bitcoin’s supply that last moved between seven and 30 days. It increased from 6.28% to 8.20% during November.
Only 38.5% of Bitcoin’s supply has been active on-chain in the past 12 months.
Crypto market data aggregator Glassnode released another bullish metric, estimating that nearly 19.6 million Bitcoin addresses were active during November.
As such, November saw the second-highest number of active wallets during a single month in Bitcoin’s history, sitting behind only the 21.6 million wallets that were active during December 2017.
November comprised the single-largest monthly candle in Bitcoin’s history when measuring from opening price to closing price, with BTC rallying 42% from roughly $13,800 to $19,700.