Bitcoin Spikes Above $600 - 2 Year Highs - On Sudden Massive Chinese Buying

Once again, on a Saturday night (US time), Sunday morning (China) a sudden burst of buying pressure in Bitcoin, driven by Chinese buyers, has spiked the virtual currency higher on dramatic volume. With Bitcoin now trading at its highest level since May 2014 (in Yuan), and up 250% since we first suggested this an outlet for desperate-to-leave capital outflows in September, we note that the 'arbitrage' of over 150 Yuan points to massively more demand from Chinese buyers for now.

Another weekend buying-splosion in Bitcoin by The Chinese...

 

It appears, just as we initailly warned here, that more than a few of the few hundred million Chinese have decided that the time has come to use bitcoin as the capital controls bypassing currency of choice, and decided to invest even a tiny fraction of the $22 trillion in Chinese deposits... 

 

... in bitcoin (whose total market cap at last check was just over $3 billion), sit back and watch as we witness the second coming of the bitcoin bubble, one which could make the previous all time highs in the digital currency, seems like a low print.

And once again tonight, that panic selling of Yuan for Bitcoin has sent it surging in the last few hours, now above $600...

 

This pushes Bitcoin to 2 year highs priced in USDollars...

 

And once again it appears the dominant buyer is in China (OKCoin exchange - which reportedly has 90% of global Bitcoin traffic). This is the highest 'China' Bitcoin price since May 2014

 

Notably with Bitcoin trading 4187CNY and 615USD (with USDCNY at 6.5624), China Bitcoin is trading around 150 Yuan rich to Dollar Bitcoin (once again suggesting strong demand from Chinese buyers).

Both Gold and Bitcoin have been rising since we first warned of the surge in Chinese capital outflows but the virtual currency has dramatically outperformed...

 

Charts: BitcoinWisdom

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