Meme-based cryptocurrency Dogecoin DOGE/USD saw close to $5 million in liquidations in the last 24 hours.
What Happened: According to data from CoinGlass, 31.60 million DOGE worth $4.76 million was liquidated on Sunday.
Unlike most of the cryptocurrency market, which saw a majority of longs liquidated, DOGE saw an equal number of long and short positions liquidated — meaning that both sides of the trade lost out.
Traders lost a total of $2.46 million from longs and $2.3 million from shorts.
The meme-coin saw a sudden spike on Sunday and hit an intra-day high of $0.157. It gained 7% over a four-hour period before recording a sharp decline back to the $0.148 price level.
In its usual fashion, the coin’s positive price action followed a tweet from Tesla Inc TSLA CEO Elon Musk, this time proposing DOGE as a payment option for Twitter Inc's TWTR Blue premium subscription service.
Price Action: According to data from Benzinga Pro, DOGE was trading at $0.1503, up 0.83% in the last 24 hours at press time. Bitcoin BTC/USD was down 1.13%, trading at $42,300 and Ethereum ETH/USD was trading at $3,200, down 1.75% over the same period.
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