5 of 7 on-chain indicators suggest the bull run is just beginning

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Martin Young4 hours ago5 of 7 on-chain indicators suggest the bull run is just beginningOn-chain indicators such as the Bitcoin MVRV Z score, Puell Multiple and hodl waves paint a bullish picture for Bitcoin investors.3420 Total views7 Total sharesListen to article 0:00NewsOwn this piece of crypto historyCollect this article as NFTJoin us on social networksDespite crypto markets having consolidated sideways for the past three months, at least five on-chain indicators suggest the bull market may just be getting started, according to an analyst. 

Since the end of February, the total market capitalization of crypto has been range-bound at around $2.5 trillion. Market observers are conflicted about whether the cycle is already over or not.

These five on-chain indicators, as highlighted by analyst “ELI5 of TLDR” in an X post on May 19, suggest it is just beginning.Source: ELI5 of TLDRBitcoin market dominance above 56%

Historically, crypto bull markets start with a high level of Bitcoin (BTC) dominance, with most traders selling their altcoins during the prior bear market cycle.

On the other hand, when BTC dominance drops and altseason begins, it signals the next stage of the bull cycle, bringing it one step closer to its end, but this doesn’t seem to be the case just yet.

Bitcoin market dominance is still high at just over 56%, according to TradingView. Bitcoin’s market share has been above 50% since October 2023.Bitcoin MVRV Z score under six

The Bitcoin market value to realized value, along with its z-score statistical correction score (MVRV Z), compares the asset’s current market value or capitalization to its historical average value and usually tops at around six during cycle peaks, according to LookIntoBitcoin.

The score is currently less than three and has not been above six since March 2021, according to LookIntoBitcoin.Bitcoin MVRV-Z score. Source: LookIntoBitcoinPuell multiple hasn’t reached over three

The Puell multiple is another metric that aligns with cycle peaks and has yet to do so. This indicator is calculated by dividing the daily value of Bitcoin mined by the yearly moving average of that value.

According to Coinglass, the Puell multiple dropped below one after the halving on April 20. Peaks of over three usually coincide with cycle tops, and it only reached 2.4 during the 2024 price pump in mid-March.Hodl waves

Meanwhile, charts showing how much BTC is held by different cohorts based on hodl waves also look bullish for Bitcoin, according to LookIntoBitcoin.

Realized cap hodl waves provide a macro view of the amount of Bitcoin held by recent buyers compared to longer-term holders.

A falloff in peaks in younger bands suggests that selling pressure has been exhausted, and there could be room for more gains.

“More BTC newcomers are less [committed] and are more likely to panic sell. Looks like we can still go up,” added ELI5.Bitcoin realized cap hodl waves. Source: LookIntoBitcoinBitcoin miner revenue per hash

The fifth bullish on-chain metric is the miner revenue per hash, which shows how much money miners are making.

While it will trend down over time as network difficulty increases, ELI5 noted that the past two spikes to $0.3 per terahash came during previous market cycle peaks.

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On the other hand, a couple of on-chain metrics suggest that markets could be overheated and reaching the top.

The realized hodl (RHODL) ratio compares the average price of recently bought coins to that of coins bought one to two years ago. If new buyers pay much more for BTC than longer-term holders, this could signal that the market is reaching a peak, as the metric indicated in March.RHODL ratio. Source: LookIntoBitcoin

The cumulative value-days destroyed (CVDD) metric also appears to have peaked. This tracks the cumulative sum of value-time destruction as coins move from old hands into new hands as a ratio of the market age.

“If a lot of old coins start moving all at once, it could be a sign that the market is reaching a peak,” said ELI5. 

At the time of writing, BTC was trading at $66,668, down 10% from its mid-March all-time high.

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