What is on-chain analysis?
On-chain analysis is the study of network metrics surrounding the blockchain and the capital flows moving on it.
This is completely new analysis. Never before in finance we had such an asset with completely different analysis, because every coin is tracked and along with trading you can analyze the holding of that asset and how it privately changes hands.
Now let’s get down to the essential metric and what it tells
The first on-chain indicator is NVT ratio (Network Value to Transactions Ratio).
NVT is the ratio of the Bitcoin Market Cap divided by the transmitted by the blockchain (underlying activity on the blockchain - the capital flow trough it). For the most part going through the blockchain is actually investment volume.
NVT Signal (NVTS) is a derivative of NVT Ratio and is simply NVT ratio smoothed by 90d MA.
You can look at it as an oscillator, that oscillates from high to low. Areas where it’s high - the valuation of the network is high relative to the investment flows on the blockchain. And so those tend to be indicators for a activity or a phase of the long-term macro movement of the market.
Whenever it’s below the lower end of it, it’s saying it’s sufficient investment activity to drive the bull market.
One of the really useful things you can do if NVT is just discerning between a market top versus the bottom. And notice how amazingly accurate it’s been in doing that!
What we are seeing right now is that NVT is still pretty high, which is an argument for the case. That’s what the NVT signal is saying right now.
Seems like this metric is losing its relevancy. The reason is because more and more of the actual long term holding of investment is going to the exchanges. Since 2017 phase we started to see a lot of moving to the exchanges.
These days NVT should be taken with a grain of salt because today exchanges are dictating a lot more of the action that’s hidden from the blockchain.
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