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Bitcoin drops by $2,000. $185 million in longs go ‘rekt’

Bitcoin fell by nearly $2,000 this morning, ‘liquidating’ $200 million worth of futures positions in the past 12 hours and bringing down much of the crypto market alongside. Liquidations, for the uninitiated, occur when leveraged positions are automatically closed out by exchanges/brokerages as a “safety mechanism.” Futures and margin traders—who borrow capital from exchanges (usually […]Read More

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$7 million ‘liquidated’ after Bitcoin drops $1,000 in 30 minutes

Bitcoin fell $1,000 this morning in a sudden drop, taking along with the rest of the crypto and racking up $7 million in ‘liquidations,’ data from several sources shows. ‘Liquidations,’ for the uninitiated, occur when leveraged positions are automatically closed out by exchanges/brokerages as a “safety mechanism.” Futures and margin traders—who borrow capital from exchanges […]Read More

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Bitcoin dumps to $30,000 with $8 billion in crypto liquidations

Bitcoin fell to under $33,000 on some exchanges, reaching levels last seen in February this year. Millions gone ‘Liquidations’ occur when traders borrow excess capital from brokerages/exchanges (i.e., ‘margin’ or trading futures) to place bigger bets on the assets they trade.  They pay a fixed fee for doing so, while exchanges close out these positions […]Read More

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Bitcoin dumps to $33,000 with $7 billion in crypto liquidations

Bitcoin fell to under $33,000 on some exchanges, reaching levels last seen in February this year. Millions gone ‘Liquidations’ occur when traders borrow excess capital from brokerages/exchanges (i.e., ‘margin’ or trading futures) to place bigger bets on the assets they trade.  They pay a fixed fee for doing so, while exchanges close out these positions […]Read More

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Bitcoin dumps to $38,500, $2 billion in crypto liquidations as

Crypto markets took a hit Tuesday as $2 billion was lost to ‘liquidations,’ data from multiple sources shows. Bitcoin fell to under $38,500 on some exchanges, reaching levels last seen in February this year. Millions gone ‘Liquidations’ occur when traders borrow excess capital from brokerages/exchanges (i.e., ‘margin’ or trading futures) to place bigger bets on […]Read More

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$2.38 billion ‘rekt’ in crypto markets as Bitcoin drops to

Over $2.38 billion worth of Bitcoin and other cryptocurrencies were liquidated in the past 24 hours as the market fell by double-digit percentages, data from multiple sources showed. Money gone ‘Liquidations,’ for the uninitiated, occur when leveraged positions are automatically closed out by exchanges/brokerages as a “safety mechanism.”  Futures and margin traders—who borrow capital from […]Read More

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Bitcoin Drops After Powell Pours Cold Water on Inflation Expectations

A dramatically heightened inflation makes up the strongest bullish case for Bitcoin, a cryptocurrency that poses itself as the safest insurance against a potential rise in consumer prices and fiat devaluation caused by central banks’ quantitative easing programs and the government’s trillions of dollars worth of stimulus packages. But on Tuesday, Bitcoin faced a headwind […]Read More

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Bitcoin drops 10% after Indian government proposes new crypto ban

Today, Bitcoin dropped more than 10% after the Indian government proposed legislation for banning Bitcoin, according to Reuters. The government already had plans to ban cryptocurrencies since January — but now it’s become clear that the goal is to strictly regulate profiting with Bitcoin, which includes holding or trading. $1 Billion in Positions Liquidated According […]Read More

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Bitcoin Drops Alongside Tech Stocks as Bond Yields Rise

Bitcoin fell sharply on Monday and continued declining into the early Tuesday session as traders feared its excessive valuations after a 100 percent rise this year. The benchmark cryptocurrency lost more than $8,000, or 13.91 percent, to trade below $50,000. At its week-to-date low, it was changing hands for as much as $46,700. Bitcoin’s closest […]Read More