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Bitcoin’s Price Reset Triggers Market Cleanse, Liquidations Top $400M as Key Metrics Undergo Major Shift

Bitcoin’s price drop is leading to a significant reset across several key metrics, as the market’s leverage gets a forceful clear-out.

Currently, Bitcoin (BTC) hovers around $66,000, following a sharp 5% decline within an hour, as indicated by data from Cointelegraph Markets Pro and TradingView.

Despite a 7% decrease in value for April, this pullback could be beneficial for the overheated market by testing and reinforcing support levels.

A substantial liquidation event accompanied the recent price dip, amounting to $400 million for Bitcoin and altcoins combined, according to Cointelegraph.

This event has led to a noticeable shift in market dynamics, with funding rates turning negative, as highlighted by CoinGlass.

This shift suggests that the market is undergoing a purge of excessive leverage, critical for setting the stage for new price discoveries.

Popular trader Jelle remarked on the social platform X, “BTC & ETH margined contracts already into the negatives. All leverage must be destroyed before price discovery.”

QCP Capital, in its “Asia Morning Color” update, pointed out the swift nature of this market correction, attributing it to significant liquidations on platforms popular with retail traders like Binance.

These liquidations caused perpetual funding rates to drop dramatically, essentially recalibrating spot prices within the $60,000 to $72,000 range.

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Despite the compression in perpetual funding rates, the rest of the forward curve remains elevated, leading to speculation about further adjustments in the market.

The market’s current state is further characterized by Bitcoin’s Relative Strength Index (RSI) returning to a neutral midpoint of 50 on daily timeframes, a critical threshold for maintaining uptrends.

Historically, Bitcoin has shown optimal performance when the RSI exceeds 70, a sign of being “overbought.”

This dynamic underscores the importance of RSI levels in gauging Bitcoin’s market stance.

Additionally, Bitcoin’s potential for an upcoming breakout is hinted at by the narrowing of Bollinger Bands on daily charts, a phenomenon noted by analyst Matthew Hyland who drew parallels to a similar pattern observed in February.

This tightening of the bands, not seen since Bitcoin’s rally from $45,000, alongside previous reports from late December 2023 on RSI and Bollinger Bands, suggests a looming acceleration in the bull market.

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