Data shows the Bitcoin Coinbase premium gap has surged up to positive values, suggesting that buying from investors on the exchange could be behind the pump to $22k.
Bitcoin Coinbase Premium Gap Observes Sharp Rise To Positive Values
As pointed out by an analyst in a CryptoQuant post, after many months of negative values, the Coinbase premium gap is now above zero.
The “Coinbase premium gap” is an indicator that measures the difference between the Bitcoin price on Coinbase Pro (USD pair) and the value on Binance (USDT pair).
Since Coinbase is popularly used by US investors (especially institutionals), while Binance is used more in other parts of the world, the difference in BTC prices between the exchanges can suggest where the buying/sell pressure could be coming from.
When the value of the premium gap is greater than zero, it means the value of the crypto listed on Coinbase is currently more than on Binance. This suggests that US investors have recently been buying more compared to the rest of the world.
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On the other hand, negative values of the metric suggest US investors may be applying more selling pressure/lesser buying pressure on the market at the moment.
Now, here is a chart that shows the trend in the Bitcoin Coinbase premium gap over the past couple of days:
The value of the indicator seems to have spiked up over the past day| Source: CryptoQuant
As you can see in the above graph, the Bitcoin Coinbase premium gap seems to have observed a rise in the last 24 hours.
The indicator previously had a red value for many months, but now it seems the metric has once again returned to a positive value.
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Also, it’s apparent from the chart that the latest pump in the price of the crypto looks to have occurred concurrently with this spike in the premium gap.
This could suggest that buying pressure from investors in the US may be behind Bitcoin catching some new upwards momentum.
At the time of writing, Bitcoin’s price floats around $21.6k, up 12% in the last seven days. Over the past month, the crypto has lost 31% in value.
The below chart shows the trend in the price of the coin over the last five days.
Looks like the value of the crypto has surged up during the last couple of days | Source: BTCUSD on TradingView
Earlier in the day, Bitcoin broke past $22k for the first time since mid-June. Since then, the crypto seems to have retraced back a little.
Featured image from Mariia Shalabaieva on Unsplash.com, charts from TradingView.com, CryptoQuant.com