XRP price took a massive plunge to the $0.14 on BitMEX, Bitcoin registered a spike of 3.89% after $16 million longs liquidation

A few hours ago, the price of XRP dropped to only $ 0.14 on the cryptocurrency exchange BitMEX, Seychelles. This drop of XRP was accidentally liquidated many traders.


The XRP price recently collapsed to just $0.14 on BitMEX 

The XRP price market on BitMEX is especially volatile

XRP price has dropped below $ 0.15 despite trading at $ 0.33 on other exchanges. At press time, the price of XRP is fluctuating around $ 0.32, up more than 9% in the past 24 hours.

The decline was so severe that many stop losses did not trigger, resulting in the entire BitMEX account being wiped out. BitMEX currently does not comment on flash issues. However, it can be argued that the exchange must be responsible because stop-losses failed.

BitMEX uses fair price markers to avoid unnecessary liquidation that may occur when a given currency is subject to market manipulation. However, some users have suggested that because of this failure, they have lost all their money.

The flash crashes in the past

Flash crashes are relatively uncommon for significant cryptocurrencies like XRP. However, for less liquid Altcoins, this is more common. For example, 1,800 Bitcoins were removed from the margin trading group on Poloniex after having a problem with its CLAM/BTC trading pair. The exchange has since paid off the losses, but the embarrassing fiasco severely compromised the exchange’s reputation.

A similar situation happened with MATIC on Binance, where margin traders were liquidated in December, losing around 70% in just a few minutes.

Not long ago, BitMEX CEO called XRP a ‘dogsh*t’ and asserted that he didn’t care what the cryptocurrency did. All the matter was that it had trading volume. The price of XRP is worth more than zero, so who cares what it does.

Bitcoin spiked almost 4%, hours after the liquidation longs of $ 16 million

Bitcoin price has experienced a spike of 3.89% in the past two hours. The increase began at 12:00 UTC on February 13 for $ 10,098. This is an impressive growth since the Bitcoin price had previously faced a strong corrective wave, falling 4.12% over 4 hours, from $ 10,500 to $ 10,068.


Source: TradingView

The reason is the liquidation of Bitcoin longs, which were worth around $ 16 million. At the time, many in the community believed that such a discount would soon cause another bull run, something that happened within hours. The 4% mentioned above increase could indicate that new investors are flocking to the market, following the long-term path of price increases.

However, it should be noted that at press time, the Bitcoin price has started to return to normal, hovering around $ 10,234, down slightly by 1% in the past 24 hours.

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