Bitcoin (BTC) traders remain sensitive even to small price movements as data shows liquidations climbing.
Longs begin to disappear with BTC at three-week lows
Despite consensus forming around Bitcoin retesting $20,000, small shifts in price are still taking a toll on traders.
Including altcoins, March 8 liquidated $95 million of longs and another $15.4 million of shorts. Further data from on-chain analytics firm Glassnode captured the dominance of long versus short liquidations.
Commenting on the action, Filbfilb, co-founder of trading suite DecenTrader, argued that it was little surprise that overexposed long positions were feeling the heat.
“Makes sense to wipe out the majority longing against the price direction,“ part of Twitter commentary stated.
An accompanying chart showed mounting leveraged position liquidations.
Research warns of “liquidity crisis”
As Cointelegraph reported, Bitcoin price action remains comparatively flat despite the liquidation behavior.
February became the least volatile month on record in terms of open and close prices on monthly timeframes.
For financial commentary resource The Kobeissi Letter, however, this served as a warning — not just for Bitcoin.
Analyzing price behavior after a significant liquidation event on March 3, Kobeissi forecasted a “liquidity crisis” stretching out across macro assets.
“Net liquidations in crypto markets exceeded $200 million in 1 hour. Since then, Bitcoin has traded completely flat and liquidity is gone. Imagine what will happen to broader markets once liquidity dries up,” it wrote.
Such a crisis is “the biggest risk to markets right now,“ it said.
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