On-chain data shows crypto exchange Coinbase saw a withdrawal of 400k Ethereum yesterday. This could be a sign of activity from institutional investors, and could prove to be bullish for the coin.
Coinbase Observes Outflow Of 400,000 ETH
As pointed out by a CryptoQuant post, about 400k ETH (1.5 billion at the current exchange rate) was withdrawn yesterday from the crypto exchange Coinbase.
The indicator used here is the Ethereum outflow, which shows the total number of coins exiting wallets of the exchange.
When the metric shows a big spike, it means a lot of ETH was withdrawn from the exchange. Investors usually take out a lot of coins to either hodl them or to sell them through OTC deals.
So, constant outflows can mean that there is a buying pressure in the market and investors feel bullish on Ethereum.
Now, here is how the chart for the indicator looks like for the crypto exchange Coinbase:
ETH's outflow showed a large spike yesterday | Source: CryptoQaunt
As the above graph shows, the crypto exchange Coinbase saw a spike of a massive 400k Ethereum in outflows yesterday.
Outflows this big can be a sign of activity from institutional investors as certainly normal holders won’t have these many coins to move around.
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Institutional investors being bullish on ETH can mean huge things for the crypto. If ETH has to move to the next leg up, it will need a lot of money pumped into it, and this usually means whales like institutional investors need to get involved.
As these outflows already signal that institutional investors are taking their coins out of exchanges to perhaps hodl them, ETH’s outlook looks bullish.
At the time of writing, ETH’s price floats around $59.9k, up 9% in the last seven days. Over the last thirty days, the crypto has amassed 25% in gains.
The below chart shows the trend in the price of the coin over the last five days:
ETH's price makes a push up and approaches the $4k mark | Source: ETHUSD on TradingView
ETH has made a big push in the last few days as the coin now approaches a test of the $4k mark. It’s unclear at the moment if ETH can keep this momentum going and reach a new all time high (ATH) soon, or if it will falter once again.
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If the outflows are anything to go by, the general sentiment seems to be bullish and institutional investors getting involved can help with the big price pushes the crypto needs to break important resistance lines.
Featured image from Unsplash.com, charts from TradingView.com, CryptoQuant.com