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$1,000,000,000 in Bitcoin (BTC) Longs Erased on Binance as Bitcoin Loses 23 Percent

Tue, 02/23/2021 - 12:50
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Vladislav Sopov
Bitcoin (BTC) liquidations on Binance (BNB) exchange set new records as king coin fails to get rid of painful correction
$1,000,000,000 in Bitcoin (BTC) Longs Erased on Binance as Bitcoin Loses 23 Percent
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Leading on-chain cryptocurrency analytics platform Skew unveiled the statistics of a "second wave" of liquidations caused by Bitcoin's (BTC) price flash-crash. Bitcoin's (BTC) dip below $48,000 pushed the total volume of liquidations to 10-digit waters.

"Second wave" of carnage

According to Skew's latest tweet, the total volume of liquidations on Binance's Bitcoin (BTC) markets surpassed $1 billion in the last few hours. The first stage of the harvest was triggered by Bitcoin's (BTC) first drop below $50,000.

Binance sees $1bln in Bitcoin (BTC) long positions liquidated
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Today, Feb. 23, the king coin refused to stop its painful correction. Thus, followed by a huge inflow of liquidity to exchanges, this resulted in the second wave of liquidations.

Bitcoin (BTC) is not the only asset that made bulls feel pain in the last 24 hours. The total volume of Ethereum (ETH) long position liquidations exceeded $1.3 billion across major exchanges.

Traders of Litecoin (LTC), Binance Coin (BNB) and XRP witnessed 0.5 billion in long position liquidations combined on major derivatives trading platforms.

Total liquidations surpass $5.5 billion as traders recall the January correction.

The net amount of liquidated positions for all currencies is more than $5.5 billion, which is a new record according to some sources. To provide context, on March 13, 2020, i.e. "Black Friday in Crypto," less than $3 billion were liquidated during the most painful hours.

Meanwhile, some top traders started to look for the bottom of this correction. Prominent crypto trader and analyst Scott Melker compared this crash to the one from January, when Bitcoin (BTC) dropped from a local high near $42,000.

Scott Melker: Bitcoin (BTC) may have next bottom at 42,000
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According to Mr. Melker, should history repeat itself, the local bottom at $42,000near the previous highwould be the "key" level for the ongoing Bitcoin (BTC) rally.

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