A flash crash transpired on Huobi as BTC went all the way down to $28,800 before recovering just as sharply. At the same time, the liquidations are well above $2.5 trillion on a daily scale as the entire market is deep in the red.
- As reported earlier, bitcoin, and the entire cryptocurrency market, went through one of its worst crashes in recent history. BTC plummeted by $16,000 in a day from around $58,000 to an intraday low of $42,000 on Bitstamp and most exchanges.
- However, other trading venues saw even more dramatic price drops. Such was the case with the BTC/USDC trading pair on Huobi, where bitcoin dropped all the way down to $28,801, as the picture below shows.
- Such events are known as flash crashes, in which the price of the underlying asset drops significantly lower on one (or more) exchanges compared to most and recovers immediately.
- As it happened in previous times that CryptoPotato reported, the price of BTC recovered just as quickly as it fell.
- Separately, the aforementioned market dump, which caused massive double-digit price nosedives for almost all coins, resulted in severe pain for leveraged traders.
- According to data from CoinGlass (formerly known as Bybt), the total liquidations are above $2.5 billion on a daily scale. In the past 4 hours alone, the liquidations are over $1.5 billion.
- The number of traders liquidated is just shy of 400,000, and the largest single liquidation order was worth $28 million and transpired on Bitfinex.