Bitcoin is ripping. After weeks of continued consolidation and rangebound trading where the price seemed stuck around $19K, the cryptocurrency added over $1.5k in the past 24 hours alone.
At the time of this writing, BTC is found at $20,600, up 6.8% on the day. The rest of the market is also soaring, pushing the total capitalization towards $1 trillion.
- The events of late have also left around $1 billion worth of short positions being liquidated.
- Data from the popular cryptocurrency analytics resource, CryptoQuant, reveals that this is the highest number of short positions being liquidated since October 2020.
- At the time of this writing, the total liquidations stand around $1.12 billion, where almost $1 billion of this comes from short positions.
- It also appears that this recent move has significantly improved the broader market sentiment, which is now in a state of fear, whereas yesterday it was in a state of extreme fear.