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$130 Million Short Positions Liquidated in an Hour as Bitcoin Captures $30K

Bitcoin went through another considerable increase in the past hour, breaking through the major psychological level of $30,000 for the first time in history. The cryptocurrency set a new all-time high as bearish traders are left in despair with millions of liquidations in just an hour.

$120 Million Short Positions Liquidated Across the Board

The last hour saw bearish traders in despair. Over $130 million worth of short positions were liquidated in the last hour alone as BTC broke above $30K.

Of course, this doesn’t all come from Bitcoin, but the bulk of it is from it. A total of $128 million in both short and long BTC positions were liquidated, more than 95% of which is for short trades.

Bitcoin 1hr Liquidation Data. Source: Bybt
Bitcoin 1hr Liquidation Data. Source: Bybt

Leading the way is Binance, which doesn’t really come as a surprise. Huobi, Bybit, and OKEx trail behind.

Interestingly enough, almost all of the liquidated positions on BitMEX are short, accounting for 99.91%.

The total trading volume for the past 24 hours is currently sitting at around $167 billion, whereas the market cap increased to about $791 billion.

Bitcoin Price Discovery Yet Again

While most traders have grown somewhat accustomed to this fact, it’s important to note that bitcoin’s price is once again in uncharted territories since it has never traded at a point higher than that.

It’s important to remain particularly vigilant and careful because, in periods of this, high volatility is usually the case.

At the time of this writing, Bitcoin is trading at around $30,700, making many traders optimistic. Popular analyst and crypto trader Koroush AK pointed out that $100,000 seems like a conservative target for 2021, given the rate at which BTC accelerates.

As CryptoPotato reported earlier, well-known Bitcoin permabull and renowned analyst Tom Lee, predicts that BTC will hit $120,000 during this year.

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George Georgiev

Georgi Georgiev is CryptoPotato’s editor-in-chief and a seasoned writer with over two years of experience writing about blockchain and cryptocurrencies. Georgi’s passion for Bitcoin and cryptocurrencies bloomed in late 2016 and he hasn’t looked back since. Crypto’s technological and economic implications are what interest him most, and he has one eye turned to the market whenever he’s not sleeping. Contact George: LinkedIn

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