Price analysis 1/22: BTC, ETH, DOT, XRP, ADA, LTC, LINK, BCH, BNB, XLM

Aggressive profit-booking sent Bitcoin (BTC) spiraling below $29,000 on  Jan. 21 but was this a sign that institutional investors dumped their positions? This is one of the main questions bothering traders because large institutional inflows primarily led the run-up to $42,000.

Cointelegraph contributor Marcel Pechman analyzed derivatives data from various exchanges, which showed professional traders might have purchased at lower levels. The fall seems to have particularly hurt the excessively leveraged traders, resulting in $460 million worth of liquidations at derivatives exchanges.

Daily cryptocurrency market performance. Source: Coin360

Data from CryptoQuant shows that Bitcoin’s biggest mining pool, F2Pool, witnessed daily outflows of 10,000 Bitcoin for three days in a row, starting Jan. 17.

Although the outflows do not mean the miner has dumped the entire quantity, it shows a possible intent to reduce a portion of the inventory. This could have attracted selling from traders, fearing a sharp fall if the miners flooded the open market with BTC.

Currently, Bitcoin is rallying back toward $34,000 but is the current rebound a dead cat bounce or a resumption of the uptrend?

Let’s study the charts of the top-10 cryptocurrencies to find out.