Anonymous whales have withdrawn a close to $280 million in Bitcoin from Coinbase exchange as the price briefly plunged under $40,000
As Bitcoin price dropped to $39,405 on April 11 and earlier today, crypto tracking platform Whale Alert detected two large Bitcoin transfers, carrying 6,800 BTC from the Coinbase exchange.
By now, the flagship digital currency has managed to recover to $39,997 after entering the $40,000 zone briefly.
$278.2 million in Bitcoin withdrawn
Whale Alert has shared that around 8 and 20 hours ago, two massive amounts of Bitcoin were shifted from wallets on Coinbase to crypto addresses that the aforementioned crypto tracker tagged as “unknown”.
— Whale Alert (@whale_alert) April 11, 2022
In these two transactions, 5,100 BTC and 1,700 BTC were moved worth $206,822,770 and $67,391,210 correspondingly.
One of several possible explanations here is that these were purchases made by someone who bought the dip and moved the crypto to cold wallets.
— Whale Alert (@whale_alert) April 12, 2022
$428 million worth of crypto liquidations detected
Coinglass has shared that over the past 24 hours, a close to half a billion USD worth of crypto trades has been liquidated across various exchanges – Binance, Huobi, Bitfinex, OKEx, etc.
Those were liquidations of longs, while positions were also liquidated but not that much – $45.2 million.
Santiment analytics team has commented that as the leading cryptocurrency dropped to the $39,400 zone yesterday, the market saw a great deal of profit taking transactions. Since in most cases, traders sell to lock in their profits as the price goes up, in this particular case, this was likely done by a trader who capitulated before the Bitcoin price dropped, throwing many other market participants into the negative territory.
📉 #Bitcoin‘s drop to $39.4k yesterday saw a massive amount of profit taking transactions. Interestingly, these spikes typically happen while prices rise, and this was likely trader capitulation right before many $BTC would be in negative profit territory. https://t.co/hB8fH2pMYb pic.twitter.com/DTdVxYTymv
— Santiment (@santimentfeed) April 12, 2022