Bitcoin And Ethereum Plummet As Whales Face Liquidation Amidst Market Downturn

Bitcoin fell below $56,000 in the last 24 hours, marking a 5.87% drop, while Ethereum (ETH) plummeted below $3,000, suffering a 9.96% decline.

The entire crypto market saw a massive liquidation of $576 million, with long orders accounting for $499 million of this total.

Bitcoin fell below $56,000, a 24-hour drop of 5.87%. ETH fell below $3,000, a 24-hour drop of 9.96%. In the past 24 hours, the entire network had a liquidation of $576 million, and long orders had a liquidation of $499 million.

— Wu Blockchain (@WuBlockchain) July 5, 2024

One trader faced liquidation of 4,215 ETH, worth $12.2 million, and has since begun repaying the debt. As the price of ETH continues to drop, more whales are on the brink of liquidation for ETH deposited in Aave and Compound.

This guy was liquidated for 4,215 $ETH($12.2M).

And now he seems to have started to repay the debt.

— Lookonchain (@lookonchain) July 5, 2024

More Whales Make ETH Deposits To Sell Off

In the past two hours, three whales deposited a combined 28,558 ETH, valued at $82.2 million, to Binance and sold it to repay their debts. One whale, in particular, sold 26,600 ETH, worth $82.5 million, at a price of $3,102 to repay debt on Aave, causing the price of ETH to drop by 3.4%.

As the price of $ETH drops, many whales are about to face the liquidation of $ETH deposited in #Aave and #Compound.

3 whales deposited 28,558 $ETH($82.2M) to #Binance in the past 2 hours and sold to repay debt.

— Lookonchain (@lookonchain) July 5, 2024

Following this, the same whale created a new wallet and borrowed $80.9 million USDT from Aave to buy 26,235 ETH at a lower price of $3,084. His current health rate stands at 1.9, with a liquidation price set at $1,625.

A whale dumped 26,600 $ETH($82.5M) at $3,102 to repay the debt on #Aave, causing the price of $ETH to drop by 3.4%.

Then created a new wallet and borrowed 80.9M $USDT from #Aave to buy 26,235 $ETH at a lower price of $3,084.

His current health rate is 1.9 and the liquidation…

— Lookonchain (@lookonchain) July 5, 2024

This rapid selling and subsequent buying by large holders indicate significant market movements and strategic debt management amidst the ongoing market downturn. The heavy liquidations and price drops underline the volatility and risk inherent in the crypto market, especially for leveraged positions.

Investors should exercise caution during these turbulent times, as further liquidations could lead to additional price declines and market instability. The actions of whales and major holders will continue to play a critical role in the market’s direction in the coming days.

Disclosure: This is not trading or investment advice. Always do your research before buying any cryptocurrency or investing in any services.

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