The market has been extremely volatile as Bitcoin has struggled to maintain gains around the critical $20,000 support level, eventually collapsing below it, but investors have been rewarded with a small relief bounce.
Bitcoin looked to be on the verge of a Catastrophic moment on Saturday, as it fell below its previous bull cycle peak of $19,511, which had never happened before.
Today’s price action, however, has been relatively optimistic, with Bitcoin breaking back above $20,000 from yesterday’s 18-month low of $17,600, though it has since retraced a bit as bulls try to take advantage of bears’ exhaustion after forceful sell-offs.
The majority of the cryptocurrency market followed Bitcoin’s lead and recovered nicely. Ethereum, Solana (SOL), Polkadot (DOT), Ripple (XRP), Cardano (ADA), Binance Coin (BNB), and Avalanche (AVAX) have all climbed 18, 17%, 11%, 7%, 7%, 11%, and 8%, respectively, in the last 24 hours.
The market rise has resulted in a significant volume of liquidation as traders lose their bets on the price of Bitcoin and other cryptocurrencies going down in the last 24 hours. Short order liquidations contribute for 60.91% of total liquidations, according to coinglass data.
80,156 traders from around the world liquidated their futures orders, bringing the total amount liquidated to about $470 million, in the past 24 hours,
The cryptocurrency market has witnessed widespread adoption and success, climbing the financial markets’ rankings, but investors have had their share of disappointments in the past year.
Bitcoin’s price is currently testing the 2017 all-time high range between $17K and $20K and is constantly shadowing lower prices, signaling excessive selling pressure as the downtrend momentum shows no signs of slowing, making a local bottom impossible to predict at this time.
The Fed’s quantitative tightening and regulation remain the biggest immediate threat to markets, and investors are plainly avoiding high-volatility assets. The sell-offs have been exacerbated by a series of cascading liquidations across the cryptosphere, and sentiment toward Bitcoin has never been more hostile.
Bitcoin has struggled to hold gains around the psychological $20,000 support level due to market instability, and now that it has been lost, analysts expect prices to continue to decline as Bitcoin attempts to form a bottom before soaring once more.