Lengthy Bitcoin (BTC) positions had been far more dominant in 2022 than brief ones, in response to CryptoSlate’s evaluation of glassnode knowledge.
Since Jan. 25, there have been 270,000 lengthy and 159,000 brief BTC liquidations this 12 months.
The chart above demonstrates the sum of all BTC liquidations throughout all exchanges. The inexperienced areas characterize the yearly sum of lengthy liquidations, whereas the pink ones stand for the full variety of brief liquidations. Buyers confirmed an inclination to put money into long-term positions and stored liquidating all year long.
It may be stated that this 12 months’s catastrophic occasions, just like the collapse of Terra and FTX — in addition to macro occasions just like the Russia-Ukraine struggle — have performed a task within the conduct of traders.
CryptoSlate’s evaluation revealed that the lengthy BTC positions grew exponentially after the Terra collapse — which began the bear market. Numbers from October present that long-term BTC holders began to liquidate in the direction of the tip of the month.
Lengthy liquidations dominance
The lengthy liquidations dominance additionally helps the findings above. The chart under exhibits the proportion of lengthy liquidations since Jan. 25.
The share of brief liquidations is calculated by dividing the variety of lengthy liquidations by the sum of each lengthy and brief liquidations. If the metric is at 50%, this means that there have been an equal quantity of lengthy and brief liquidations. If it seems under 50%, which means that extra shorts have been liquidated.
If the metric is above 50%, like nearly all of the chart is, it signifies dominance in long-term liquidations. In accordance with the chart, long-term liquidations have been dominant all year long besides for brief durations in February, April, July, and November.