The price of Bitcoin (BTC) dipped to as low as $53,905 on Binance overnight, recording a sudden 6% drop. But despite the minor correction, the price of Bitcoin quickly recovered thereafter, reaching a new all-time high above $57,800 on Feb. 21.
BTC/USDT 4-hour price chart (Binance). Source: TradingView.com Why did Bitcoin drop and recover so quickly?
Although Bitcoin saw a steep drop within merely hours, analysts pinpointed that it fell to the exact bottom of a short-term trendline.
John Cho, the Director of Global Expansion at Ground X, noted that the drop was a liquidity fill at a lower price.
— John Cho (@JohnCho__) February 21, 2021
A liquidity fill simply means when an asset drops after stagnating to fill buy orders at the bottom of the range
A drop was expected because Bitcoin was consolidating with the futures funding rate at around 0.15%.
Across major futures exchanges, the Bitcoin