Bitcoin (BTC) traders are sensitive to even minor price movements as data shows that liquidations are on the rise.
As BTC/USD approaches $21,600 on March 9, BTC longs are seeing their positions evaporate.
BTC hits 3-week low, longs start to fade
despite the consensus Formed around Bitcoin retesting $20,000, small changes in price are still hitting traders.
according to According to data from monitoring resource Coinglass, $24.4 million in BTC long liquidated on March 8. This is the best tally in almost a week.
This coincides with BTC/USD heading for three-week lows and surrendering $22,000 as support. The downtrend continues at the time of writing, with very few liquidations for the day.
Including altcoins, $95 million long and $15.4 million short were liquidated on March 8.Additional data from on-chain analytics companies glass node Gained long vs. short liquidation dominance.
Commenting on the move, Filbfilb, co-founder of the trading suite DecenTrader, argued that it was no surprise that overexposed long positions were feeling the heat.
“It makes sense to wipe out the majority’s yearning for price direction,” part of a Twitter comment. said.
The attached chart shows the increasing liquidation of leveraged positions.
Study warns of ‘liquidity crisis’
As reported by Cointelegraph, Bitcoin price action remains relatively flat despite the liquidation action.
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February was the least volatile month on record in terms of monthly timeframe opening and closing prices.
But for the Cobessi Letter, a financial commentary resource, this was a cautionary tale not just for Bitcoin.
Analysis of Price Trends After Key Liquidation Event on March 3, Kobe City predicted A “liquidity crisis” spreading across macro assets.
“Net liquidations in the cryptocurrency market surpassed $200 million in an hour. Imagine what happens to the broader market.”
Such a crisis is “the biggest risk to the market right now,” he said.
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