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Bitcoin Rockets Past $69,000: Over 60k traders Caught In $200 Million Total Liquidations

The cryptocurrency market recently witnessed significant liquidations, totaling over $200 million, as Bitcoin surged past the $69,000 mark.

The Bitcoin price surge led to many short positions being liquidated, causing notable financial repercussions across various trading platforms.

Bitcoin’s Sudden Rebound And Liquidations

The data from Coinglass provide a clearer picture of the impact, showing that around 60,388 traders and counting faced losses exceeding $200 million in just 24 hours.

The distribution of these liquidations varied among the major exchanges, with OKX traders experiencing the highest losses at $81.19 million, narrowly surpassing Binance’s $80.40 million in liquidations.

Bybit and Huobi also reported significant figures of $18.98 million and $17.05 million in liquidations, highlighting the widespread effect of Bitcoin’s unexpected rally.

The resurgence of Bitcoin to over $69,000 was particularly noteworthy, given its position below $66,000 in the early hours of Monday. While the exact catalyst for this abrupt rise remains uncertain, it puts Bitcoin a few dollars in value away from reclaiming its previous all-time high of $73,000.

Analysts and traders are now closely watching the market for signs of Bitcoin’s next move, with speculation about the potential for new record highs in the near term.

Looking Ahead: Bitcoin Bullish Prospects

Crypto analyst Cryptoyoddha has provided an optimistic outlook for Bitcoin’s future, suggesting that the cryptocurrency is on the cusp of entering a new phase of its cycle that could see it reaching unprecedented heights.

According to Cryptoyoddha, Bitcoin’s historical pattern of accumulation, followed by a parabolic surge, sets the stage for what he terms “Cycle IV,” a period that could potentially elevate Bitcoin’s value to $150,000 or more.

According to the analyst, factors such as increased institutional investment, evolving regulatory clarity, and growing public acceptance of digital assets are key drivers of this bullish sentiment.

#Bitcoin

The real pump will start after the halving next month. pic.twitter.com/eV5FWkzkxX

— Yoddha (@CryptoYoddha) March 23, 2024

Meanwhile, Bernstein analysts Gautam Chhugani and Mahika Sapra recently updated their forecast for Bitcoin’s year-end price, elevating it from an initial $80,000 to $90,000.

This adjustment was prompted by notable factors such as the robust inflow into Spot Bitcoin ETFs and earnings from mining activities, which have contributed to a more optimistic outlook on Bitcoin’s valuation.

Additionally, they maintained that Bitcoin is on track to reach $150,000 by mid-2025, attributing this anticipated growth to several elements, including the impact of Spot Bitcoin ETFs, which they expect to drive a significant upswing in the cryptocurrency’s price.

Similarly, Standard Chartered has revised its prediction for Bitcoin’s end-of-year value. Moving beyond their original estimate of $100,000, the institution now suggests that Bitcoin could ascend to $150,000 by year’s end, citing the catalytic role of Bitcoin ETFs in fostering their positive outlook on the asset’s future performance.

Featured image from Unsplash, Chart from TradingView

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