Cryptocurrency Market See $242 Million in Liquidations Within Hours of Russia-Ukraine Crisis.

Cryptocurrency Market See $242 Million in Liquidations Within Hours of Russia-Ukraine Crisis.

Cryptocurrency
March 21, 2022 by Diana Ambolis
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Global markets sank as Russia launched a “special military operation” in Ukraine, precipitating a steep decline in cryptocurrency market. In the early Asian hours, cryptocurrency market saw over $242 million in liquidations as markets reacted to Russian troops moving deeper into Ukraine in what Russian President Vladimir Putin described as a “special military operation.” Bitcoin-tracked
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Global markets sank as Russia launched a “special military operation” in Ukraine, precipitating a steep decline in cryptocurrency market.

In the early Asian hours, cryptocurrency market saw over $242 million in liquidations as markets reacted to Russian troops moving deeper into Ukraine in what Russian President Vladimir Putin described as a “special military operation.”

  • Bitcoin-tracked futures saw the most liquidations – $72 million – followed by ether futures, which saw $70 million in liquidations. Altcoin-tracked lots saw significantly fewer liquidations than bitcoin and ether, with losses totaling $6.46 million on Solana’s SOL futures, $5.18 million on XRP futures, and $6.81 million on Dogecoin’s DOGE futures.
  • Liquidations occur in the cryptocurrency market when a trader does not have sufficient funds to cover a margin call – or a request for additional collateral from the exchange to maintain the trading position funded. They are particularly prevalent in high-risk trading due to the high volatility of the underlying assets. Margin trading and futures trading both involve this.

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  • Thursday morning’s transactions contributed to a total of over $411 million in liquidations in the preceding 24 hours. Approximately 114,700 traders were liquidated, with the most significant single liquidation order occurring on OKX, involving a LINK trade worth more than $3.21 million.
  • OKX had the most liquidations, with $73 million, followed by Binance with $48 million and Bybit with $24 million.
  • Over 87 percent of all liquidated traders were ‘long’ the market or betting on higher prices.
  • In the early Asian hours, the total market capitalization of cryptocurrencies fell nearly 7.8 percent.
  • Bitcoin fell nearly 8%, while stock futures in Asia and Europe fell an average of 1.5 percent.

  • According to reports, Russia’s President Vladimir Putin stated in an early morning broadcast that the “special military operation” in Ukraine was aimed at “demilitarising and denazifying Ukraine.”