Bitcoin price might hit $40,000 target if Tether whales support BTC gains


  • Bitcoin price climbed to $38,380, for the first time since May 2022, inching closer to its $40,000 target. 
  • Bitcoin could hit its bullish target if Tether whales fuel demand for BTC. 
  • Tether’s 100 largest addresses added $1.67 billion to their buying power in the last six months. 

Bitcoin price crossed the $38,300 mark for the first time in eighteen months, as demand for BTC climbed steadily. Catalysts like anticipation of a spot Bitcoin ETF approval by the US financial regulator and rising demand from Tether whales, are likely driving BTC price higher.

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Bitcoin price rally gathers support from Tether whales

Among the contributors to Bitcoin’s run up to $38,300, Tether whales emerged as prominent ones. Based on data from crypto intelligence tracker Santiment, the 100 largest Tether addresses added $1.67 billion to their holdings in the last six months. As the buying power of these stablecoin whales climbs, the probability of Bitcoin’s price rally to $40,000 increases. 

To establish the relationship between Tether whales and Bitcoin’s price rally, Santiment highlights the two-week drop in whale USDT token holdings, alongside BTC run up to $38,300. Tether whales spent their stablecoins likely accumulating Bitcoin and fueling demand for the largest cryptocurrency.

During Bitcoin’s price dip in August, stablecoin whales accumulated BTC tokens, a bullish divergence appears on the chart below.

Tether whales

Tether whales likely drive Bitcoin price higher

Bitcoin price is in an uptrend that started in November 2022. BTC price is $37,795 on Binance, after BTC’s recent pullback from the local peak at $38,380. Bitcoin price eyes the $40,000 target, nearly 6% rally from the current level. 


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