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Crypto Liquidations Hit $140M, Yet Traders Remain Greedy

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In Brief

  • Around $140 million worth of trades were liquidated in the past 24 hours.
  • Yet, the Fear and Greed Index remains at Greed.
  • But why are traders still greedy?
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Bitcoin (BTC) has fallen by 2.5%, and crypto liquidations have reached nearly $140 million in the past 24 hours. But why are traders still greedy?

Bears have overtaken the crypto market, as Bitcoin is down by nearly 2.5% to $28,600. While the price of Bitcoin and major altcoins are down, the market sentiments have a different story to tell.

Traders Greedy Despite Liquidations

As of writing, the Crypto Fear and Greed index stands at 63 points, which indicates greedy sentiment in the market. Alternative.me measures the index by analyzing emotions and sentiments in the market through multiple sources.

crypto fear and greed index
Source: Alternative.me

But in contrast, the bearish movement in the market has liquidated $136.85 million worth of trades in the past 24 hours. According to Coinglass, 32,738 traders faced liquidation, while the OKX exchange liquidated a single trade worth $5.62 million.

Out of the total liquidations, 78.3% were long positions worth around $107.17 million.

crypto liquidations data from Coinglass
Source: Coinglass

Quantitative Easing Due to Banking Collapses 

The U.S. banking crisis has consumed the 14th largest bank in the nation – First Republic Bank. According to Reuters, JPMorgan Chase & Co. have acquired assets and certain liabilities of First Republic Bank.

Today, the 84 branches of the bank will reopen as branches of JPMorgan.

Crypto influencer Hitesh Malviya believes there is a high possibility of quantitative easing due to the U.S. banking crisis. He told BeInCrypto:

First Republic Bank has fallen down recently, making the U.S. banking crisis worse. There is a high possibility of quantitative easing through additional fiat circulation. That makes people stay long in the market as new money in circulation can make a short-term bull case for Bitcoin.

After the fall of major banks such as Silicon Valley Bank, the Federal Reserve (Fed) injected $300 million to rescue the banking system. Also, the Fed is widely expected to pause its interest rate hikes from July.

Robert Reich, a professor of public policy, believes, “The sensible thing would be for the Fed to pause rate hikes long enough to let the financial system calm down. Besides, inflation is receding, albeit slowly. So there’s no reason to risk more financial tumult.”

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Harsh Notariya
Harsh Notariya is a journalist at BeInCrypto, who writes about various topics, including decentralized physical infrastructure networks (DePIN), tokenization, crypto airdrops, decentralized finance (DeFi), meme coins, and altcoins. Before joining BeInCrypto, he was a community consultant at Totality Corp, specializing in the metaverse and non-fungible tokens (NFTs). Additionally, Harsh was a blockchain content writer and researcher at Financial Funda, where he created educational reports on...
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