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Crypto short liquidation cross $750M in 4 hours as Bitcoin reclaims $20k

25 Oct, 20222 min readBitcoin
Crypto short liquidation cross $750M in 4 hours as Bitcoin reclaims $20k

Over $750 million in crypto shorts have been liquidated over the past 4 hours as Bitcoin reclaims $20,000.

Bitcoin and Ethereum led the liquidations, with $356.14 million and $328.18 million, respectively, wiped out. Data from Coinglass below highlights the breakdown across the cryptocurrency industry.

The liquidations mark a three-month high, as shown in the chart below. The next highest level of liquidations was long liquidations on Aug. 19, when $562 million was liquidated. The total liquidations over 24 hours on Oct. 25 totaled $790 million.

The most significant single short liquidation occurred on the Okex Exchange, where 2,000ETH was liquidated at $1,524. Ethereum is up 6% on the day as it passed $1,500 around 7 PM BST.

Also known as Akiba, Liam is a journalist and editor of Blocklight at CryptoSlate. He believes that decentralized ledger technology has the potential to make widespread positive change. He predicts the next 10 years will bring in a dawn of a new age of technological innovation.

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