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Bitcoin bears feel the pain as BTC moves towards $40k

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As Bitcoin treads closer to $40k, short positions have taken a hit.

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  • As Bitcoin’s price rose, bears felt the heat.
  • Whales started to show interest in BTC as well.

Bitcoin [BTC] saw a massive surge in interest over the last few weeks. However, many traders were skeptical about this growth, causing them to take short positions.

Getting liquid

This, however, was a bad idea. Recently. Bitcoin saw a notable surge, nearing the $40,000 mark. According to AMBCrypto’s examination of Coinglass, within the last 24 hours, the entire network witnessed liquidations totaling $133 million.

This sum included $23.6283 million from long positions and $109 million from short positions. It’s worth highlighting that the largest single liquidation order took place on OKX-BTC-USDT-SWAP, amounting to $1.9607 million.

The liquidation of positions in the last 24 hours, totaling $133 million, could impact Bitcoin in several ways. Positively, it may indicate increased trading activity and market participation.

This could potentially contribute to higher liquidity, thereby offering smoother price movements.

On the negative side, such significant liquidations might suggest increased volatility and abrupt market shifts. Traders who face liquidation may experience losses, impacting market sentiment.

Whales make big moves

However, whales continued to show interest in BTC. Notably, on the 1st of December, a large investor purchased millions through market orders.

The rising whale interest in Bitcoin could impact many areas. First, such a large purchase might drive up the price of Bitcoin due to increased demand. This could create positive sentiment among other investors, attracting more buyers.

However, if the whale decides to sell later, it could lead to a rapid price decline. This may cause major FUD and potential losses across the board.

Read Bitcoin’s [BTC] Price Prediction 2023-2024

Thus, the market will be closely watching the whale’s moves, which could influence trading strategies and decisions of smaller investors.

At press time, BTC was trading at $38,777.65, as its price grew by 1.56% in the last 23 hours. Along with the surge in price, the number of addresses holding Bitcoin also saw an uptick.

Source: Santiment


Himalay is a full-time journalist at AMBCrypto. A Computer Science graduate, Himalay writes about crypto with a special focus on the latest coin-based updates. He is a fan of gonzo journalism, transgressive fiction, heavy metal, and Manchester United.
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