Crypto Market in the Red Amid $880 Million Liquidity Flush

The crypto market is experiencing a sharp correction after approximately US$840 million was liquidated this week, draining nearly US$400 billion from the market.

Data from Coinglass (previously known as shows at least 78,358 traders were liquidated in a span of just 24 hours. The largest single liquidation occurred on Bybit – ETH/USD, US$3.1 million.

ETH holders were by far the most affected compared to other cryptocurrencies such as BTC, which in 24 hours had a total of 1.13k BTC ($68.14 million) liquidated across most exchanges.

Most Currencies in the Red – Bitcoin Retests 58K Support

Liquidations were triggered when BTC plunged over 10 percent this week, dragging most of the market with it. Altcoins such as Binance Coin (BNB), Cardano (ADA), Solana (SOL), and Dogecoin (Doge) were in the red by double digits as well.


Many say the drop is due to the $1.2 trillion infrastructure bill that US President Joe Biden signed into law on November 15. The bill is embedded with various crypto tax provisions for entities considered “brokers” by US law, even if they aren’t, such as node validators. The unclear and biased language caused outrage in the crypto community, with many industry leaders calling for opposition of the bill.

Going back to Bitcoin, the daily RSI pulled back to 40k levels but the price is currently hovering above 60k, though a further drop is expected in coming weeks.

Compared to previous dips, this one represented only 12 percent off its all-time high (ATH), but the emotional reaction appears to be much more intense. Back in September, BTC retraced -25 percent before jumping to new ATHs.

José Oramas

José Oramas

José is a journalist and translator with a keen interest in blockchain and cryptocurrencies.

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