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Mind-Blowing Bitcoin (BTC) $600 Million of Shorts Destroyed as Price Hits $39,700

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Sun, 3/12/2023 - 9:57
Mind-Blowing Bitcoin (BTC) $600 Million of Shorts Destroyed as Price Hits $39,700
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Bitcoin (BTC) witnessed an extraordinary liquidation series where approximately $600 million worth of short positions were liquidated in a single candle. This explosive price action pushed BTC's price to a staggering $39,700, a move that left the cryptocurrency community both stunned and elated.

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The chart, courtesy of Will Clemente, indicates a trading pattern reminiscent of the September/October 2020 period. Clemente hints at the possibility of this upward trend culminating in a significant price movement or "pop," suggesting that the current momentum could be the precursor to a more pronounced price shift. The market appears to be in a state of tension, with the potential for either a continuation of this bullish trend or a sharp reversal if certain thresholds are met.

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ETH/USD Chart by TradingView

Diving into the liquidation data, we observe a substantial amount of capital wiped out in the derivatives market. The figures are staggering, with BTC and ETH at the forefront, showing liquidations of $36.23 million and $32.50 million, respectively, within a 24-hour frame. These numbers reflect the amount of losses bears had to take after the most recent plunge.

The largest single liquidation order, as shown on OKX for BTC-USDT-SWAP, was valued at $1.96 million, exemplifying the high stakes involved in cryptocurrency trading.

The real-time liquidations are also raising eyebrows, with symbols like ORDIUSDT and ETHUSDT being notable standouts. Large liquidations like the one we've seen are only a result of uncontrolled usage of leverage and margin trading, quite popular among beginner traders and investors who are not familiar with the basics of risk management.

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