Over $152M Crypto Shorts Liquidated As Bitcoin, Ethereum Spike

The total cryptocurrency market cap climbed back above $1 trillion in the last 24 hours. This comes in light of the news that depositors of now-closed Silicon Valley Bank SIVB and Signature Bank SBNY will be able to get their funds out, spurring Bitcoin BTC/USD and Ethereum ETH/USD higher. 

What Happened:  Data from CoinGlass revealed that in the past 24 hours, more than $152 million in shorts were liquidated.

Over 53,519 traders were liquidated, and the total liquidations stand at $212.24 million. The largest single liquidation order happened on Binance at $7.42 million.

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Among the assets affected were ETH, worth $78 million, followed by BTC worth $63 million. Binance witnessed the largest shorts liquidation, with $19 million getting liquidated.

The top 30 coins such as Cardano ADA/USD, Polygon MATIC/USD, Solana SOL/USD, Litecoin LTC/USD, Avalanche AVAX/USD, and Filecoin FIL/USD have all surged by more than 10% as well. 

Price Action: At the time of writing, BTC was trading at $22,323, up 8.0%, ETH at $1,595, up 7.78% in the last 24 hours, according to Benzinga Pro.

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