Crypto Market Sees Liquidation Over $1B as Wall Street Faces Archegos Collapse

By Prashant Jha
Published March 31, 2021 Updated March 31, 2021
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Crypto Market Sees Liquidation Over $1B as Wall Street Faces Archegos Collapse

By Prashant Jha
Published March 31, 2021 Updated March 31, 2021

The crypto market has seen liquidation of over $1 billion over the past 24 hours mostly from long leveraged positions. This is evident from the fact that the cryptocurrency market has registered only a 2% in correction over the past 24-hours, where Bitcoin price corrected over $2,000 while Ethereum price fell below $1,800.

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The recent liquidation is being seen as the shake-off before the next leg, as Willy Woo, the popular crypto analyst pointed that the Bitcoin market hasn’t registered any liquidation over the past week.

While the crypto market is telling from a month-end liquidation, Wall Street faces losses of up to $6 billion as top hedge fund Archegos Capital collapsed yesterday. Reports suggested that the wipe-off was probably caused by a string of sales initiated by Tech Asia Hedge Fund Manager Bill Hwang. Top banks including new Bitcoin entrants Goldman Sachs and Morgan Stanley, along with Deutsche Bank, Credit Suisse, and Nomura could lose up to $6 billion due to their position held in the Archegos Capital.

Is Crypto Market Nearing its Bull Run Top?

The bull run that started with Bitcoin in the last quarter of 2020 and was later joined by altcoins in January 2021 looks to be nearing its consolidation phase. In 2021, the price of Bitcoin has registered a new ATH every month for the past three months, followed by a sharp correction and consolidation. However, in March the momentum has slowed down when compared to the previous months of this bull run.

The cumulative Bitcoin Liquidation levels are currently in the middle of bear and bull liquidations which suggests that the difference between all long liquidation levels and all short liquidation levels across time is currently at the center.

When the number of open long positions is more than the open short positions, the market is believed to be bullish as traders show more risk potential. Many also believe the month of March is historically bearish followed by a bullish quarter.

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Prashant Jha
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An engineering graduate, Prashant focuses on UK and Indian markets. As a crypto-journalist, his interests lie in blockchain technology adoption across emerging economies.

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