Bitcoin shorts worth $47 million liquidated in an hour after price surge

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  • Bitcoin (BTC) shorts worth $47,000,000 liquidate in an hour.
  • BTC price has surged from $41,000 to $47,000 in the last three days.

After the last two day’s incredible performance by Bitcoin (BTC), the liquidation of shorts worth approximately $47 million was recorded in an hour. An analyst, while reading future trading data, observed and pointed this out on Twitter.

The BTC climb has surged its price from $41,000 to $48,000 in the last three days, increasing the trading volume and funds inflow. 

Bitcoin is finally moving up after a long time floating between $40,000 and $45,000. Additionally, the Chinese crypto crackdown further delayed the bull’s arrival. BTC’s price rose up 10% in 24 hours yesterday, touching $48,000. 

Future trading is a type of trading where traders do not hold a coin, but speculate its price. To participate, a trader first put forward some margin, minimum collateral. When a trader speculates the price to go down in the future, they go for a futures “short,” whereas those who assume the coin to go down go for a “long.”

If the coin goes the direction they betted on, the trader makes a profit. During liquidation, as the trader loses partially or totally, the exchange platform forcefully closes their position. Many crypto exchanges like Binance let the users use cryptocurrencies as the margin.

Bitcoin aggressive attitude

The spike in Bitcoin liquidation shorts of around $47 million worth implies quite a substantial amount of losses experienced by these traders yesterday. Because of its tremendous volatility, such closings aren’t unusual in the crypto market.

Despite the consequences and risks involved, a large number of traders are still using shorts for future use to safeguard their position on the spot trading. With just one correct speculation, they make huge profits.

It will be interesting to see the market’s movement as many experts and institutional investors have speculated an upward movement for the market in October.

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