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Interest Coinbase Premium Signals Spike: Here’s What To Know

Coinbase Premium Gap Indicates Institutional Interest Surge in Bitcoin

As BTC’s price action moves steadily, a recent metric has sparked speculation regarding the underlying forces driving the market’s bullish sentiment. The Coinbase Premium Gap, a vital indicator tracking the price divergence between two major cryptocurrency exchanges, Coinbase and Binance, has illuminated a significant trend since the start of 2024.

This metric highlights the intricate dynamics between buying and selling behaviors on these prominent platforms. When its value is positive, this indicator signifies a higher Bitcoin price on Coinbase than Binance.

This difference could stem from intensified buying pressure or diminished selling activity on Coinbase. Over the past week, the Bitcoin Coinbase Premium Gap trajectory has been intriguing.

Initially dipping into negative territory in the closing days of December, it swiftly transitioned to a positive value with the start of the new year. The Coinbase Premium Gap remained positive amid the subsequent market downturn, hinting at sustained buying pressure on the platform.


US Institutional Investors’ Influence

The positive Coinbase Premium Gap observed recently prompts speculation about the activities of US institutional investors. The prevailing narrative suggests these entities’ potential accumulation of Bitcoin in anticipation of an ETF approval.

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Furthermore, the timing of these purchases aligns intriguingly with the imminent decision date for the much-anticipated spot BTC ETF approval. The enthusiasm surrounding the ETF decision and the observed institutional activities on crypto exchanges fuel optimism within the broader cryptocurrency market.

At the time of writing, BTC trades at around $43,853, up 3.71% over the past week. This gradual recovery in Bitcoin’s price mirrors the underlying positive sentiment indicated by the Coinbase Premium Gap.

However, the coming days will reveal whether these patterns signify a calculated move by institutional players based on the decision of the US SEC regarding the spot BTC ETF filings.

Will The US SEC Approve A Spot BTC ETF this January?

According to a recent Bloomberg report, the SEC has instructed those who have submitted their spot BTC ETF proposals to submit finalized versions of their filings. These filings, known as 19b-4 filings, outline rule changes required for exchanges like NYSE Arca, Nasdaq, and Cboe BZX to list these ETFs once approved.

There’s speculation among reporters, such as FOX Business’ Eleanor Terrett and TechCrunch’s Jacquelyn Melinek, about potential updates to these filings by January 8.

Pending S-1 Filings For ETF Approval

Apart from these 19b-4 filings, there are also S-1 filings pending approval. These S-1 filings describe the ETFs in detail, separate from the exchange rule changes.

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Bloomberg mentioned that these S-1 prospectuses were submitted for review a few days before the December 29 deadline. Bloomberg’s ETF analyst Eric Balchunas mentioned that the final S-1 filings are expected by Monday morning with a potential launch date of January 11.

Timeline On Specific ETF Applications

This timeline also suggests that SEC commissioners could vote on the exchange rules next week, allowing the ETFs to launch as soon as a day after the vote. Meanwhile, reports suggest that the SEC will decide whether to approve or reject the Ark Invest and 21 Shares applications on January 10.

Should the SEC approve Ark’s ETF, it indicates optimism regarding approving other pending applications. The US regulator’s decision on these pending applications could significantly influence the broader crypto market conditions.

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Bradley Nelson

Bradley Nelson is a US based cryptocurrency news writer for Tokenhell, he helps readers stay up to date with the latest trends and news from the blockchain and crypto world. Bradley has been a crypto enthusiast since 2018.

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