Bitcoin touches $21,000 as cryptocurrency business continues to face woes


For the primary time because the FTX collapse final yr, the cryptocurrency business maybe breathed a sigh of reduction. This was because of Bitcoin (BTC) which briefly surpassed $21,000 final week. BTC is presently buying and selling at $20,800 (on the time of publishing the story) after a slight retracement early on Sunday. “Nearly all of exchange-purchased Bitcoin was shortly withdrawn, and $255 million price of Bitcoin was positioned in self-custody,” Dhruvil Shah, senior vice chairman, expertise, Liminal, a digital pockets infrastructure platform, instructed FE Blockchain.

This comes on the again of a number of information experiences of CoinDCX shedding about 80-100 staffers. To not point out, the business within the final yr has seen a number of shutdowns moreover the FTX scandal. 

Based on knowledge from Coinglass, a cryptocurrency buying and selling data platform, the cryptocurrency market recorded liquidation price $721 million within the final 24 hours. A complete of 132,021 merchants liquidated, with a $6.84 million brief wager in opposition to Bitcoin being the most important liquidation. “Ethereum is gaining momentum and it’s going robust. The US client worth index (CPI) knowledge launched on January 12, 2023, confirmed the thesis that inflation was persevering with to drop,” Shrikant Bhalerao, co-founder, Seracle, famous.

Bitcoin: Internet switch quantity. Supply: Glassnode

Apparently, regardless that there have been many Bitcoin purchases over the past day, the quantity of Bitcoin leaving exchanges reached a record-early excessive for the yr. “The unwinding of lengthy positions held in cryptocurrency has the other impact on brief positions held in USD. July 2021 noticed Binance and USD-denominated futures,” Shah famous.

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