Bitcoin Slides Under $40,000 Triggering $230 Million In Liquidations

Bitcoin (BTC) fell under $40,000 on Monday for the first time since early December as a wave of ETF outflows pushed the asset into deeper waters.

Over the past 24 hours, over $236 million in trades have been liquidated, including $208 million worth of longs.

  • Bitcoin trades for $39,504 at writing time – a price last seen for the asset on December 2 2023.
  • According to Coinglass, Over 90,000 traders have been liquidated in the last 24 hours. The largest liquidation took place on Bybit on a $5 million BTC/USD trade.
  • Bitcoin has trended downwards ever since Bitcoin spot ETFs were approved for trading on national securities exchanges on January 10.
  • While new ETF products of amassed billions of dollars of inflows, their effect on the market has largely been counteracted by massive outflows from the Grayscale Bitcoin Trust (GBTC).
  • Since converting into an ETF, GBTC’s share discount has been restored to parity with its underlying BTC holdings, creating major profits for some of its earlier buyers.
  • Many of those buyers are now cashing out, which has led to Grayscale selling over $500 million of BTC per day as the fund redeems its shares.
BTC / USD. Source: TradingView.
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