Ethereum ETH/USD led cryptocurrency liquidations by a large margin, with $102 million liquidated over the last 24 hours.
What Happened: According to data from CoinGlass, ETH saw $59.96 million shorts and $42.47 million longs liquidated over the last day. The asset’s price hit an intra-day high of $1,654 late on Sunday, only to see a sharp decline to $1,557 over the next two hours.
10k $ETH market sell within 10 mins on FTX spot markets resulted in a -4% move
that is but a fraction of their inventory
running short stops / liquidations… then dump, it’s ponzi market pic.twitter.com/z6PiNEPyiX
— Ninja (@Ninjascalp) July 24, 2022
The sudden negative price action was likely caused by a large sell order on cryptocurrency exchange FTX, according to crypto trader Ninja.
— fabiocabral.eth (@fabiocab99) July 24, 2022
“Looks like it was a bull trap indeed,” wrote another cryptocurrency trader on Twitter.
Meanwhile, Bitcoin BTC/USD recorded just $22.94 million in liquidations over the last day. Long and short BTC traders saw similar pain, with $11.39 million longs and $11.55 million shorts liquidated as the asset traded between $22,242 and $22,974 over the last 24 hours.
Dogecoin DOGE/USD recorded negligible liquidations compared to the top two cryptocurrencies. Of $669,000 in DOGE liquidations, 75% of traders were long the meme coin.
DOGE traded between the $0.065 and $0.068 range over the last 24 hours, according to data from Benzinga Pro.