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Arthur Hayes Expecting More Forced Selling

Mon, 06/20/2022 - 08:22
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Alex Dovbnya
Bitcoin bulls may not be out of woods just yet, according to former BitMEX CEO Arthur Hayes
Arthur Hayes Expecting More Forced Selling
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Former BitMEX CEO Arthur Hayes has warned cryptocurrency investors that there might be more forced selling in the short term.

Alluding to a famous quote from legendary investor Warren Buffett, Hayes claims that the market is currently in the process of figuring out who is swimming naked.

The Oracle of Omaha meant that the risks and vulnerabilities of specific companies are usually exposed during a tide-going-out event.

This nugget of wisdom from Buffett is extremely relevant during the ongoing cryptocurrency market crisis, with major players such as Celsius and Three Arrows Capital unraveling at a rapid pace. At this point, more industry heavyweights may end up without bathing suits.

As noted by Hayes, Canada's Purpose Bitcoin ETF liquidated 24,500 Bitcoins on Friday, which represented roughly half of its total holdings.

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 The price of Bitcoin plunged all the way to $17,600 on Saturday, reaching its lowest level since early December 2020. Hayes believes that the brutal sell-off was caused by a forced seller triggering a big cluster of stop-loss orders.

While the price of the largest cryptocurrency has since recovered to $20,629 on the Bitstamp exchange, Bitcoin bulls might not be out of the woods just yet. Due to poor risk management by cryptocurrency lenders and "generous" lending terms, Hayes is not ruling out more forced selling.

As reported by U.Today, the former BitMEX boss recently predicted that altcoins could end up casually dropping another 50% in the coming weeks.

Solana, Polkadot and other major altcoins are already down nearly 90% from their record peaks amid an excruciating bear market.

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Alex Dovbnya (aka AlexMorris) is a cryptocurrency expert, trader and journalist with extensive experience of covering everything related to the burgeoning industry — from price analysis to Blockchain disruption. Alex authored more than 1,000 stories for U.Today, CryptoComes and other fintech media outlets. He’s particularly interested in regulatory trends around the globe that are shaping the future of digital assets, can be contacted at