Bitcoin's price decline today coincides with the liquidations of $87 million worth of long positions in the BTC derivatives market. In comparison, only $9.91 million worth of short positions have faced liquidations.
Can Bitcoin go to zero?
It is very debatable as to whether there is any realistic likelihood of this though. Bitcoin has been around for close to 15 years now, and has survived several dramatic crashes before making new highs. It could be reasonably argued the 'go to zero' scenario would have happened already if it was going to.
Why is Bitcoin crashing?
It certainly seemed like bitcoin's bubble had burst as investors have lost confidence in the crypto sector. It is uncertainty over the future of bitcoin which caused prices to crash in 2022. In June 2022, it plummeted below $18,000.
Will Bitcoin bounce back?
The start of this year 2023 was strong for the cryptocurrencies as the crypto world was showing signs of recovery. Bitcoin even rose an average of 0.39 in the month of July at around $31,000. The crypto world is showing immense recovery as of Oct., Nov. and Dec. has BTC rising at good levels.
Is it smart to invest in Bitcoin?
But deciding if Bitcoin has a place in your portfolio requires looking beyond today's headlines. Bitcoin is a risky investment with high volatility, and should only be considered if you have a high risk tolerance, are in a strong financial position already and can afford to lose any money you invest in it.
Why is all crypto tanking?
The COVID-19 pandemic, rampant inflation and regional conflicts directly influenced Bitcoin's drop in value over the past two years. However, 2024 promises to be a resurgent period, according to Blockstream CEO Adam Back.