Ethereum Slips Below $2,000, Worst Hit In $1B Crypto Liquidations


Crypto liquidations exceeded $1.2 billion at press time with over 420,000 traders hit by the market-wide crash.

What Happened: According to data from Coinglass, Ethereum ETH/USD saw $313 million worth of liquidation orders as its price dropped 23% to a low of $1,838 on Wednesday.

The single largest liquidation order took place on Binance on an ETH/USDT trading pair where the trader lost $17.77 million.

Bitcoin BTC/USD saw the second largest value of liquidations. Traders lost $311.9 million on BTC trading pairs across exchanges as the leading digital asset fell to a low of $26,884.

Luna (LUNA) saw $132 million in liquidation orders as its price dropped 97% to $0.29 in just 24 hours.

Large-cap altcoins like Solana (SOL) and XRP (XRP) saw $34 million and $26 million worth of liquidations.

Popular meme-based cryptocurrency Dogecoin DOGE/USD was down 32% over 24 hours, trading at $0.07. DOGE has recorded over $18 million in liquidations over the last day.

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