The total amount of traders’ losses for the day amounted to $399,45 million

BTC and ETH rates rise led to the liquidation of $160 million in short positions

18.07.2022 - 13:05

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What’s new? As a result of bitcoin and Ethereum rates’ rise short positions totaling more than $160 million have been liquidated in the past 24 hours, according to CryptoPotato. In just one day, a total of 87 247 traders have liquidated positions worth $399,45 million, according to analytics platform Coinglass. The largest liquidation was recorded on the FTX exchange, $2,83 million on the ETH-PERP contract.

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Situation in the cryptocurrency market. Both top assets, bitcoin and Ethereum, have seen strong gains over the past seven days. According to cryptocurrency exchange Binance, BTC added 7,36% over the week, while ETH gained 28,54%. The cryptocurrency market capitalization rose from $0,967 trillion to $1,011 trillion. As of July 18, 12:50 UTC, bitcoin is trading at $22 096 (+3,15% per day) and Ethereum at $1474 (+8,67%).

In March 2022, traders lost more than $422 million due to bitcoin’s rise. On March 28, the BTC rate surpassed $47 600. The cryptocurrency’s rise of more than 8% resulted in the liquidation of $422,9 million in traders’ positions. The largest liquidation order was placed on BitMEX ($10 million). Around 80% of the liquidations came from short positions.

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