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BitMEX Bitcoin longs worth $3.18 million liquidated in less than an hour

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Since yesterday, Bitcoin’s price movement has been flowing downward in a series of waterfalls, with some sideways movement in between. The daily close yesterday being rejected at the two-year moving average at around $7529 caused Bitcoin to flip from being slightly bullish to majorly bearish, causing a flurry of liquidations on BitMEX Bitcoin longs.

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The 5-minute chart for Bitcoin showed the price of BTC drop from ~$7300 to around $7200 in less than an hour. While the drop is nothing to write home about, BitMEX reported over 3.18 million liquidations for Bitcoin longs over the period, and the orderbook could be seen flooded with orders mostly above 1 million XBT contracts.

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The drop will likely continue down to $7100, filling the CME gap that occurred over the weekend spanning from $7235 to $7420. With a current futures price of $7300 on CME, an additional 0.9% drop could be imminent.

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Manu is a full-time journalist at AMBCrypto covering the US and Indian markets. A graduate in engineering, he writes mainly about regulations and its impact with a focus on technological advancements in the crypto space.