A New Record: Over 1 Million Traders Liquidated for a Whopping $10.1 Billion

The liquidation in the past 24 hours beats the ones seen during March Crash, aka Black Thursday, and in late Feb. Propelled by Treasury rumors, high leverage, and hash rate taking a hit, BTC went down to $51,300, and Ether touched $2,000.


The cryptocurrency market crashed overnight, and the losses spilled into Sunday as well.

Losing as much as 30% of their value in the past 24 hours, about $300 billion have been wiped out from the market.

Bitcoin price went as low as $51,300, and Ether price touched $2,000 on Coinbase.

This crash could have been propelled by Treasury rumors. The market was spooked by the speculation that the US Treasury is looking to charge several financial institutions for money laundry using crypto.

Another potential reason could be the drop in the Bitcoin hash rate, which has now fully recovered while prices are in the process of it. As we reported, there has been a coal mine accident in Northwest China, leading to blackouts in the area and mining pools losing over 20% of their hashing power.

As Charles Edwards of Capriole Investments noted, “One province in China represents a significant share of the Bitcoin network,” hence the result.

Much like always, extreme leverage exacerbated the already bad situation. Setting a new record and beating the March 2020 crash, 1,063,216 traders were liquidated for an eye-watering $10.1 billion in the past 24 hours.

On March 12th, Black Thursday, the record was set just above $4 billion, while the market took another heavy beating on Feb. 21st was just under $6 billion. But now on the chart, they are just a blip.

Of course, more than half of this new record was thanks to Binance degen traders, accounting for nearly $5 billion of it.

In terms of cryptocurrency, Bitcoin longs suffered the most, followed by Ether, XRP, BNB, DOGE, and Litecoin, as per Bybt.

ETH -2.20% Ethereum / USD ETHUSD $ 1,189.69
-$26.17-2.20%
Volume 12.63 b Change -$26.17 Open $1,189.69 Circulating 121.33 m Market Cap 144.34 b
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XRP -3.87% XRP / USD XRPUSD $ 0.35
-$0.01-3.87%
Volume 994.56 m Change -$0.01 Open $0.35 Circulating 48.34 b Market Cap 16.78 b
6 mon Bitcoin and Ether Breaks Trend With Outflows While Altcoins Continue to See Inflows 6 mon SBI Holdings to Launch Japan’s First Crypto Fund; Including BTC, ETH, DOT, LINK, LTC, XRP & BCH 6 mon Ledger Announces Integration with FTX and Coinbase, Launching Crypto Life Debit Card
BNB -1.28% BNB / USD BNBUSD $ 234.52
-$3.00-1.28%
Volume 847.46 m Change -$3.00 Open $234.52 Circulating 163.28 m Market Cap 38.29 b
6 mon SEC Rejects Another Spot Bitcoin ETF, Binance Announces New System to Remove BNB from Circulation 6 mon BitMEX Launches BMEX Token for Active Users, US Not Eligible for Airdrop 6 mon Crypto Outliers: Terra (LUNA) Amasses $16.9 Bln & Surpass BSC, Avalanche (AVAX) Aims for 1 Million Daily Transactions
DOGE -6.19% Dogecoin / USD DOGEUSD $ 0.07
$0.00-6.19%
Volume 816.5 m Change $0.00 Open $0.07 Circulating 132.67 b Market Cap 9.44 b
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LTC -4.35% Litecoin / USD LTCUSD $ 55.02
-$2.39-4.35%
Volume 464.08 m Change -$2.39 Open $55.02 Circulating 70.6 m Market Cap 3.88 b
6 mon Bitcoin and Ether Breaks Trend With Outflows While Altcoins Continue to See Inflows 6 mon SBI Holdings to Launch Japan’s First Crypto Fund; Including BTC, ETH, DOT, LINK, LTC, XRP & BCH 6 mon Ledger Announces Integration with FTX and Coinbase, Launching Crypto Life Debit Card

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This wipeout normalized the funding, which went negative and still is after a long time, with the highest Bitcoin funding rate as of writing at 0.1347% on Bybit. During the whole ordeal, Bybit actually traded 4.20% below the spot.

Although it is yet to be seen, the market looks to be bottomed given that the leverage ratio is decreased, though still high. In fact, the market is not in fear but is still greedy, with the Kimchi premium hitting 26% today in the aftermath of this, as per Crypto Quant.

However, according to trader Wolf, bulls need to reclaim $56,900, or bears will be in control that could further take us down to $45,300 because “this would be the first time since September that we lose important support,” of daily MA50. Another trader Bitcoin Jack actually sees a second dump likely, which could either be “truncated or much deeper.”

Overall, with futures in backwardation, low liquidity on the weekend, massive arbitrage between exchanges, and spot bids stacked as Avi Sanyal, Head of Trading at BlockTower, says, instead of panic selling, this is time to buy the dip.

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