Kimchi Premium Puts Bitcoin Lower Ahead of Fed Minutes; What’s Next?

Kimchi Premium Puts Bitcoin Lower Ahead of Fed Minutes; What’s Next?

Bitcoin prices dropped lost 3.12 percent in early trading Monday, while the rest of the crypto market followed suit, turning lower aggressively after their record-setting bull runs at the start of this week. At first, it appeared like a regular profit-taking exercise among western day-traders against overvaluation risks. Nevertheless, blockchain analytics platform CryptoQuant noted that […]


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South Korea's Kimchi premium collapsed overnight, but it is likely not a sign of a short-term Bitcoin top. The so-called Kimchi premium, which measures the premium of the Bitcoin (BTC) price in South Korea's cryptocurrency exchange market, plummeted overnight.The premium declined from 22% to 15% within a matter of hours on April 7, and it is continuing to drop across major South Korean exchanges.BTC Korea Premium index. Source CryptoQuantA big pullback in South Korea's Bitcoin marketOvernight, as CryptoQuant CEO Ki Young Ju noted, the price of Bitcoin fell particularly hard on South Korean....

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