Bitcoin (BTC) noticed a flicker of volatility across the Dec. 23 Wall Street open as the newest United States inflation data got here consistent with expectations.

BTC/USD 1-hour candle chart (Bitstamp). Source: TradingView

Bitcoin sees “crumb” of volatility on PCE

Data from Cointelegraph Markets Pro and TradingView confirmed BTC/USD briefly decoupling from stable sideways motion to dip to $16,750 on Bitstamp.

The influence of the November U.S. Personal Consumption Expenditures (PCE) Price Index print was notably muted, this regardless of the data forming a key part of Federal Reserve coverage.

Even within the low-volume, low-volatility setting Bitcoin continues to commerce in, PCE barely moved markets as merchants started to simply accept that Christmas 2022 could also be an underwhelming one.

“Hope you enjoyed that little crumb of vol, it’s probably the last,” widespread Twitter account Byzantine General responded.

Core PCE was 4.7% for November, exhibiting inflation retreating however nonetheless falling in need of a bullish shock for danger property.

“A strong reaction from there, a quick flip of $16.750 as well,” Michaël van de Poppe, founder and CEO of buying and selling agency Eight, wrote in a part of Twitter evaluation on the day.

“If that holds, I’m assuming we break $16.9-17K and target $17.45K on Bitcoin. Otherwise, looking at longs lower at $16.45K.”

Fellow dealer and analyst Il Capo of Crypto remained bearish, arguing that “the inability to break 17k says it all.”

Data from on-chain analytics useful resource Material Indicators in the meantime confirmed vital bid curiosity parked at $16,500 on the Binance order guide.

BTC/USD order guide chart (Binance). Source: Material Indicators/ Twitter

Data reveals miner reluctance to promote on exchanges

Updating the image concerning Bitcoin miners, on-chain analytics platform CryptoQuant in the meantime famous that transaction volumes had fallen consistent with the broader pattern.

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In a current Quicktake weblog put up, contributor Woominkyu reiterated that macro bottoms in miner exercise traditionally “roughly” coincided with BTC price bottoms.

“By seeing transactions from affiliated miners to all exchanges, it is clearly showing that selling pressures from miners’d been weakened since the late of 2021 until the present. Interestingly, it is noticeable that its transactions were very high while the price of BTC was considerably high as well,” he wrote

“However, It does not indicate that miners are not able to sell more BTC at this moment but it is important to see that when its transactions go as low as the last bear cycles (Roughly), it is possible that BTC is forming a bottom too.”

An accompanying chart confirmed transactions from miner wallets to exchanges, this taking a substantial hit since mid-2021.

Bitcoin miner to change transactions chart. Source: CryptoQuant

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