The entire market capitalization of all 10,800 cryptocurrencies in existence is down 2.8% on Monday as bitcoin has lost over 2.4% during the last 24 hours. Meanwhile, bitcoin shorts are rising again after bitcoin shorts tapped a two-year high on the derivatives exchange Bitfinex on June 25.
Bitcoin Shorts Climb Higher
Bitcoin (BTC) and digital markets, in general, have seen better days as BTC tapped an all-time high above the $64K handle three months ago but is still down 48.66% since then. Roughly 17 days ago, on Bitfinex, the number of BTC/USD short positions skyrocketed to levels not seen since June 17, 2019.
Stats from datamish.com/btcusd/7d
Around 20 days ago, BTC reached its lowest price point in quite some time at $28,600 per coin, and today the cryptocurrency is only 13.72% up from that low price point. Now after the June 25th spike in short positions, things settled on June 27 and shorts remained low. Today, however, short positions