Apart from the confusing STEEM internal circumstances, the recent rise in STEEM prices was steep. It had risen from 0.25 $ to 0.4 $ in one week. During this period, BTC prices were flat.
The reason for this rise is somewhat unclear, but it may be interpreted positively as a process that reflects expectations for improvements in STEEM in the future.
But Dorothy Parker made this remark.
"If you want to know what God thinks of money, just look at the people he gave it to."
Let's apply Dorothy's maxim to current STEEM.
To see STEEM's future policy lines, look at @freedom to whom he voted for his 9M_SP.
Likewise, if you want to know the reason for the recent rise in STEEM prices, you can look at the STEEM flow of key accounts related to the reopening of STEEM wallets at Bithumb Exchange.
So I actually tracked the STEEM inflows / outflows of key accounts that seem to be highly relevant to this rise.
After reviewing the data for all periods first, I made this report mainly by using data from January 13, 2019, when STEEM started steep price increases. All references are based on January 23 at 17:30 UTC.
Of course, it is only a private and temporary view.
Contents of analysis
1. STEEM inflows / outflows to related key accounts
Prior to the text, it is necessary to check where STEEM is primarily trading.
The above coinmarketcap data is based on the 24-hour trading volume, with 66% of South Korea's Upbit and 20% of Bithumb, with a market share of at least 86% in Korea. (In fact, some Koreans even use binance, bittrex, and poloniex.)
This is a routine phenomenon, and now in Korea, Upbit is the most active place in STEEM trading.
① STEEM inflows / outflows of @upbitsteemhot(2019-01-13~2019-01-23)
Before Bithumb reopens its STEEM wallet, you should first check the STEEM flow in the most active STEEM market, Upbit.
By the way, 8.8M STEEM came in with only one transfer on January 21st.
The important thing is that someone has transferred 8.8M STEEM from Bittrex to @Upbitsteemhot account.
② STEEM inflows / outflows of @bithumb.live(2019-01-13~2019-01-23)
Their STEEM, which went into @ bithumb.live, was mostly transferred back to their another account @s7eem-6i7humb. The name of the @s7eem-6i7humb account is too difficult. Maybe it looks like Bithumb did not want to inform about it.
Eventually, at least 9M's STEEM seems to have completely swept the Bittrex, Upbit and Bithumb exchanges by people who can use Bithumb's internal accounts.
Please see the table above for the STEEM flow history of @ bithumb.sunshine, @bithumb.hot. It is not an important part.
Are you still not sure why the recent rise in STEEM prices?
Occasionally, it's good to think of "Occam's razor" in a seemingly complicated phenomenon. It is also called "the principle of economy," which means to choose the simplest one.
You can get a hint from the STEEM flow of key accounts related to Bithumb's reopening of STEEM wallets. These accounts are discussed above.
Approximately min 9M of STEEM(max 12M) travels Bittrex, Upbit and Bithumb,
and STEEM prices were managed,
I analyzed the short-term performance of several coins that Bithumb resumed and found that the STEEM price hike for this event was likely to be temporary, and the liquidity STEEM I bought under the event - driven strategy sold all over the $ 0.4.
Of course, after confirming the movements of the major accounts involved, I repurchased some STEEM and then sold it again.
In the long run, it seems appropriate that the STEEM market will eventually be driven by fundamentals. Of course, STEEM can do just as stock prices proceed the economy.
The recent rise in STEEM prices may have been driven by Tanos' thumb.
You will have a rough idea of who Tanos is here.
His thumb probably seems to be resting now, but you still need to keep an eye on the flow, because those accounts have a lot of reserves.
※ All investment decisions are at your own risk.
The Data and Queries
I did this analysis by connecting to the @steemsql db with MSSQL client(Microsoft SQL server management studio), Excel.
Refer to My Github
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