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Bitcoin Price Back Above $9K as $19M in Shorts Liquidated on BitMEX

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27 May 2020, 22:15 GMT+0000
Updated by Gerelyn Terzo
27 May 2020, 22:15 GMT+0000
In Brief
  • More than $19 million in Bitcoin shorts got liquidated on BitMEX.
  • The Bitcoin price has risen above $9,000.
  • The top-ranked cryptocurrency by market capitalization is attempting another go at the $10,000 price mark.
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A bloodbath for BitMEX XBT-USD shorts has seen about $19.4 million in liquidations over the past 24 hours, with the Bitcoin (BTC) price moving above $9,000. Data from shows $19.4 million worth of Bitcoin shorts wrecked vs. $4.49 million for traders with long positions []. Bitcoin’s 3% gain over the last 24 hours appears to have caught BitMEX short traders unaware, with the top-ranked cryptocurrency by market capitalization attempting another go at the $10,000 price mark. Such was the rapidity of the shorts closeout that $15 million was liquidated almost instantly, as reported by crypto market analytics platform Coinalyze.
Bitcoin Price Rises as BitMEX Shorts Get Liquidated
Source: Coinalyze
The most recent mass liquidations have been due to sudden Bitcoin price declines. A drop to $8,600 earlier in May saw more than $1.3 billion in forced liquidations across the cryptocurrency futures market. As earlier reported by BeInCrypto, Bitcoin was within sight of breaking out of its descending pattern that began in mid-May. The Bitcoin price is currently up more than 27% year-to-date.


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