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Bitcoin Witnesses Crazy $624 Million Mystery: What Happened?

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Fri, 5/07/2024 - 15:55
Bitcoin Witnesses Crazy $624 Million Mystery: What Happened?
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The crypto market has experienced its second largest liquidation event of all time today, with almost $700 million in long orders wiped out overnight. This occurred as Bitcoin's price plunged below $54,000, leading to a cascade effect that has further destabilized the market. 

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Large liquidations like these not only depress prices but also trigger investor panic, exacerbating the sell-off and leading to even more liquidations. The current market situation appears grim, with experts predicting a slower recovery compared to the past.

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In the midst of this mess, a jaw-dropping transfer has raised eyebrows, as a transaction involving 11,302 BTC, equivalent to $624 million, was detected moving between unknown wallets. This large-scale transfer has added to the unease among investors, already jittery from the market's wild ride.

The timing of this transfer also coincided with the FUD surrounding large-scale sales by entities such as Mt. Gox paybacks and the German and U.S. governments. The movement of such a substantial amount of Bitcoin in this climate has only fueled speculation about the intentions behind the transfer and its potential impact on market stability.

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However, in a surprising twist, Arkham has identified these wallets as belonging to BitMEX, one of the leading and oldest crypto exchanges.

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As the market navigates such a chaotic timeline, the actions of major players and the perception of investors will be critical in determining the trajectory of cryptocurrency prices in the near future.

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