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Market dynamics shift as Bitcoin plummets to $25,200

Posted:Aug 18, 2023 15:45 Category: Blockchain , Crypto , NTFs , Posted by Matthew Calleja

The recent decline in the value of Bitcoin, plunging below the $26,000 mark, marked a substantial liquidation episode, evident from notable shifts in the cryptocurrency’s open interest and perpetual funding rates.

Bitcoin open interest in flux

Value of Bitcoin plunges below $26K mark.
This significant liquidation event has opened doors to potential new investment strategies and changes in behaviours during upcoming trading sessions.

Perpetual funding rates, a mechanism applied by exchanges to perpetual futures contracts, witnessed a reversal where long positions paid short positions, indicative of anticipations for decreased price movements.

Simultaneously, the market observed a notable reduction in open interest, a metric gauging the aggregate of outstanding derivative contracts, like unsettled futures.

This substantial liquidation wave led to an extensive reset, rivalled only by the FTX disruption in November the previous year.

Nearly 60,000 Bitcoin open interest contracts faced elimination amid the turmoil, a substantial portion linked to platforms such as Binance, Bybit, and OKX. Binance’s BNB token dipped below its June 12th low of $220, descending to around $212—a critical level that some traders speculate could trigger further market uncertainty.

This extensive liquidation event has introduced the possibility of fresh investment strategies and altered behaviours in the forthcoming trading sessions.

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