Why Bitcoin, ETH, SOL, XRP And Other Crypto Fell Suddenly

Why Bitcoin, ETH, SOL, XRP And Other Crypto Fell Suddenly

The crypto market witnessed a broader selloff suddenly in Asia hours on Tuesday, causing the global crypto market cap to fall another 1% to $1.65 trillion.

Bitcoin price slips 2% within hours from $43,400 to $42,500, making a 24-hour fall to almost 3%. Top altcoins ETH, SOL, BNB, XRP, and others also witnessed a 2-4% drop within hours.

Here’s Why Crypto Market Is Falling Suddenly

Investors expected a Santa Claus rally, but the high funding rates are causing panic among traders. The market needs to cool down in order to continue moving upwards. Coinglass derivatives exchange data platform reported that “Funding Rates going crazy. Expect huge volatility.”

This caused traders to move away from their long positions, causing a broader crypto market selloff. The crypto market saw $40 million longs liquidated within just an hour. In the past 24 hours, 70,611 traders were liquidated and the total liquidations is at $170 million. Among this, over $90 million of longs and $79 million of shorts were liquidated.

BTC, ETH, SOL, ORDI, XRP, SATS, AXS, and 1000SATS are most liquidated in the last 24 hours, with ETH leading the liquidation in the last 1 hour.

Meanwhile, Mt. Gox creditors have reportedly started receiving their Bitcoin payments. It will cause some to sell their Bitcoin gains, with miners looking closely at the event.

Also Read: Analysts Predict BTC Rally To Continue As Bitcoin Funding Rates Reset

BTC, ETH, And Other Crypto Prices Tumble

CoinGape reported that the coming Friday’s annual options delivery will be a key event, with nearly half of Bitcoin and Ethereum options positions facing delivery. With high funding rates, traders could be looking to shift their positions, considering various factors including an anticipated spot Bitcoin ETF approval, Bitcoin halving, and technical charts.

BTC price fell from a 24-hour high of $43,765, with the price currently trading at $42,759. Moreover, trading volume has increased by 26% in the past 24 hours, indicating interest from traders. It happens as BTC OI-weighted funding rate jumps significantly higher.


ETH price trades at $2231, down over 2% in the past 24 hours. The trading volume has increased slightly in the past 24 hours.

Also Read: Bitcoin, Ethereum, Solana Saw $98 Mln Inflows As Spot Bitcoin ETF Deadline Looms

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Varinder has 10 years of experience in the Fintech sector, with over 5 years dedicated to blockchain, crypto, and Web3 developments. Being a technology enthusiast and analytical thinker, he has shared his knowledge of disruptive technologies in over 5000+ news, articles, and papers. With CoinGape Media, Varinder believes in the huge potential of these innovative future technologies. He is currently covering all the latest updates and developments in the crypto industry.

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