Crypto Market Dips and Over 165k Traders Get Liquidated for More Than $890 Million
The cryptocurrency market has taken a drop today. From its highs in the last 24 hours, Bitcoin has fallen more than 3.6% to as low as $50,590. The leading cryptocurrency had surged to $53,000 late on Sunday or early Monday. As for Ether, it slid more than 6.5% to $3,675 from its 24-hour high of about $3,975. Among the top 100 crypto assets, the biggest hit in the past 24-hours was recorded by SafeMoon of 15%, with other double-digit losses seen by Avalanche, IOTA, Horizen, Internet Computer, Filecoin, Sushi, Compound, Ethereum Classic, Polygon, Uniswap, VeChain, BAT, GRT, Cardano, Shiba Inu, Terra, Dogecoin, and Aave. This has resulted in a 4% dip in the total market cap, which was at almost $2.47 trillion yesterday, nearing its $2.55 trillion peak, which slid down today and is currently at $2.36 trillion. Despite the losses, Solana is up 25% and Fantom over 23%, while FTT is in the green by almost 5%. The latest drop in the market resulted in liquidating 165,323 traders for more than $890 million, according to Bybt. But these numbers are not exhaustive as Binance does not report its full figures. Bitcoin accounted for the most of it at $222.4 million, followed by $159.3 million in Ether and $80.8 million in Solana. The funding rate on Bitcoin perpetual contracts has slid down some, with the highest currently at 0.0536% on Binance. The crypto asset prices have been recovering since July 21, and last week funding started trending up as prices made their way up, especially for Ether which went past $4k briefly on Friday, not far off of its $4,380 peak. The highest funding rate on Ethereum perpetual is currently on Bybit at 0.0778% on USDT margin contracts, while the lowest is 0.01% on Binance for token margins contracts. https://twitter.com/cmsholdings/status/1434654087925182467 Meanwhile, open interest remains elevated at $19.41 billion on Bitcoin futures, gradually making its way to a $27.68 billion high. For Ethereum, OI has hit a new ATH on Monday, surpassing $11.6 billion from May 10. Today, it has seen a slight dip to $11.26 billion. Despite the dip, the macro outlook remains bullish, with Democrats pushing to expand the largest single spending bill in history, $3.5 trillion tax and spending package. So, as cryptocurrency exchange FTX noted in its blog titled “The everything bubble & TINA 2.0,” as long as money is being printed, the prices of everything from stocks, commodities, to venture capital, retail estate, and crypto should increase in value. Since the COVID-19 pandemic began, already $32 trillion of fiscal and monetary stimulus — the largest stimulus as a percentage of global GDP — has been pumped into the markets while government bonds are negative-yielding. “If global central banks and governments are going to continue to print money, investors are faced with a TINA 2.0 predicament, where cash is literally burning a hole in their pockets, pushing them not just into risk assets, but further out the risk curve, exacerbating wealth inequality along the way, leading to even further risk taking,” noted FTX.
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