CoinMetrics analysts found that investors began to use cryptocurrency more often as a means as preserving value. The volume of bitcoins, which have been without movement for more than five years, has reached a historical maximum. According to CoinMetrics, the share of such coins in the total number now is 21.6%, which is 3.8 million BTC.
(BTC supply untouched for 5 years. Resource: CoinMetrics)
This indicator has begun to show steady growth since mid-2015. Analysts believe that this trend may suggest that cryptocurrency is increasingly used to preserve value, and not as a means of payment.