Bitcoin institutional buying ‘could be big narrative again’ as 30K BTC leaves Coinbase
Regardless of Bitcoin price action, institutional players are putting their money where their mouth is this month.
Bitcoin (BTC) may be heading under $40,000, but fresh data shows that demand from major investors is anything but decreasing.
For Ki Young Ju, CEO of on-chain analytics platform CryptoQuant, institutional BTC buying “might be the big narrative” in the crypto space once more.
Coinbase Pro shifts serious amounts of BTC
Ki highlighted figures from Coinbase Pro, the professional trading offshoot of United States exchange Coinbase, that confirm that large tranches of BTC continue to leave its books.
Those tranches totaled 30,000 BTC in a single day this week, and the event is not an isolated one, with March seeing similar behavior.
“Institutional buys might be the big narrative again because the Executive Order did not create any hurdle.”
Last month’s executive order from United States President Joe Biden, designed to investigate various aspects of the cryptocurrency ecosystem, has seemingly not deterred large-volume investors looking for exposure.
The trend is apparent across exchanges, as Cointelegraph reported this week, and April is currently attempting to match March in terms of overall outflows.
The reduction in supply contrasts with a troubling macro picture that continues to pressure risk assets, including crypto.
Bitcoin’s correlation to equities, themselves at the mercy of central bank policy, needs to break in order for conditions to improve, but analysts say that the process will be anything but smooth when it happens.
“Correlation breaks eventually — for multiple reasons,” commentator Dylan LeClair explained earlier this week.