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January 25, 2022
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Bitcoin’s Long Liquidation Dominance Hits an 8-Month High at 69%

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Having traded beneath $45,000 for seven days now, Bitcoin (BTC) has been within the purple based mostly on important liquidation. 

As a consequence, lengthy liquidation dominance is at ranges final seen in May 2021 as merchants have been attempting to catch the dip. Market perception supplier Glassnode confirmed:

“Bitcoin long liquidation dominance has hit 69%, the highest level since the May 2021 deleveraging event. This means that the majority of liquidations in futures markets over recent weeks were long traders attempting to catch the knife.”

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Source:Glassnode 

On Monday, Bitcoin briefly dipped to a 5-month low of $39,650 as greater than 103,839 trades had been liquidated. The liquidation was excessive to the extent that out of $329.63 million, $118.04 million was associated to BTC buying and selling positions. 

The main cryptocurrency has gained some momentum to hit $42,133 throughout intraday buying and selling, in line with CoinMarketCap.

Is demand increase at the decrease $40K ranges?

According to on-chain analyst Will Clemente:

“Bitcoin has now spent 7 days below 45k (prior range low) and still no major open interest wipeout. Either there is sufficient demand down at these levels (low 40s) or this open interest is not aggressive longs.”

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Source: Glassnode

On the opposite hand, crypto analyst Matthew Hyland believes that Bitcoin ought to shut above the $42K stage on the each day time-frame for momentum to construct up. 

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The present downtrend within the Bitcoin market has lasted for 61 days since November 10, when an all-time excessive (ATH) price of $69,000 was recorded. Whether a possible quick squeeze lies forward stays to be seen. 

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Source: IntoTheBlock

“The ratio of Bitcoin’s open interest relative to its market cap has reached the highest level in over a year. The last time the OI/MC ratio increased while Bitcoin’s price decreased was in July 2021, which marked the bottom,” in line with information analytic agency IntoTheBlock.

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