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As Bitcoin (BTC) Hits $30,000, Almost $200 Million Gets Liquidated on Market

Tue, 04/11/2023 - 08:37
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Arman Shirinyan
Bitcoin's journey to $30,000 leads to spike in liquidation volume as expected
As Bitcoin (BTC) Hits $30,000, Almost $200 Million Gets Liquidated on Market
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The cryptocurrency market experienced a significant liquidation event as Bitcoin (BTC) surged to $30,000, leading to the liquidation of nearly $200 million worth of positions. Interestingly, almost 90% of these liquidated positions were shorts, highlighting the overwhelming dominance of bullish sentiment on the current market.

The liquidation of short positions indicates that traders betting against the rising price of Bitcoin were caught off guard by the sudden price surge. As the price of the leading cryptocurrency soared, these traders were forced to exit their positions, incurring substantial losses in the process. This wave of liquidations has further fueled the buying pressure and added to the bullish momentum of the market.

Source: CoinGlass

In contrast, the 10% of long positions that were liquidated during this market event were primarily overleveraged positions opened during the momentum spike. These traders, in an attempt to maximize their profits, took on excessive risk, which ultimately led to the liquidation of their positions when the market moved against them. Overleveraging during volatility spike periods is very risky and almost always leads to losses.

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Liquidations can have a significant impact on market dynamics, particularly in the cryptocurrency space. When a large number of positions are liquidated, it often results in a cascading effect, as the initial liquidations trigger stop-loss orders and margin calls for other traders. This can lead to further liquidations, exacerbating price movements and increasing market volatility.

In the case of the recent Bitcoin surge, the liquidation of short positions has fueled bullish sentiment, reinforcing the price increase. As more traders exit their short positions and join the bullish momentum, the buying pressure intensifies, potentially pushing the price of Bitcoin even higher.

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Arman Shirinyan is a trader, crypto enthusiast and SMM expert with more than four years of experience.

Arman strongly believes that cryptocurrencies and the blockchain will be of constant use in the future. Currently, he focuses on news, articles with deep analysis of crypto projects and technical analysis of cryptocurrency trading pairs.