UTXOs in Profit

UTXOs in Profit represents the absolute amount of UTXOs in a given network which are currently in profit.

Indicator Overview

UTXOs in Profit, as the name suggests, represents the absolute number of UTXOs in a given network which are currently in profit (i.e. the price at the time they were created is lower than the current price).

This metric is helpful in highlighting market tops by suggesting when investors might be close to taking profits.

It is important to note that unlike Unrealized Profit, UTXOs in Profit does not account for the amount of profit - only the binary case of whether or not the UTXO is in profit.

How is it measured?

UTXOs in Profit is calculated by determining which UTXOs were created when the price was lower than the current price (i.e. the price has increased since the UTXOs were created). It represents the total absolute number of those UTXOs.

UTXOs in Profit=number of all UTXOs where price > pricecreated\textrm{UTXOs in Profit} = {\color{gray}{\textrm{number of all UTXOs where price $>$ price$_\textrm{created}$}}}


Introduced By


Date Introduced

November 2019

Further Resources

Rafael Schultze-Kraft - Dissecting Bitcoin's Unrealised On-Chain Profit/Loss

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