Monday, May 16

Bitcoin Plummets to $38K Leaving Over $700M in Liquidationsths


Things took a turn for the worse in the past few hours as Bitcoin’s price reversed and dropped to a 6-month low at $38,200 (on Binance). This also left over $700 million worth of liquidations in the past 24 hours alone.

  • Bitcoin’s price tumbled below $40K today, and it reached as low as $38,200 (on Binance). At the time of this writing, the price sits at around $38,600.
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Bitcoin Price. Source: Binance
  • This marks an 8% decline in the past 24 hours, according to CoinGecko, while also charting the lowest price since August 5th, 2021 – a six-month low.
  • The rest of the market is also in the red. Ethereum is trading at slightly above $2,800 for a 9.4% decrease.
  • BNB dropped 10% to $420, and Cardano is down 10%, trading at $1.23.
  • This entire market downturn also left $720 million worth of liquidations in the past 24 hours alone.
  • The largest single liquidation order happened on BitMEX. It was an XBTUSD order with a face value of $9.9 million.
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