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Name Symbol Market Market Cap ($) Algorithm
Dogecoin DOGEUSD Crypto 10,003,593,310 Scrypt
  Price Change Price Change % Current Price Bid Price Offer
  -0.00034 -0.47% 0.0723 0.07227 0.07229
High Price Low Price Open Price Prev. Close 52 Week Range
0.07331 0.07197 0.07286 0.07264 0.030000 - 0.180100
Exchange Last Trade Size Trade Price Currency
GDAX 11:07:29 397.60 0.0723 USD
Price x Volume Volume Base Symbol Related Pairs
24,313,607.33 325,858,075.55 DOGE DOGEEUR DOGEGBP DOGEBTC

Bitcoin Funding Rates At 6-Month High, Long Squeeze Alert?

07/11/2022 4:00pm


On-chain data shows the Bitcoin funding rates have now hit a 6-month high, something that could lead to a long squeeze in the market. Bitcoin Funding Rates Currently Have A Highly Positive Value As pointed out by an analyst in a CryptoQuant post, BTC funding rates have surged up to the highest for the last six months. The “funding rate” is an indicator that measures the periodic fee that traders in the Bitcoin futures market have to pay each other. When the value of this metric is greater than zero, it means long traders are paying shorts to hold onto their positions right now. Such a trend shows a bullish sentiment is more dominant in the market currently. On the other hand, the funding rate being positive suggests there are more shorts in the market at the moment as they are paying a fee to the longs. Now, here is a chart that shows the trend in the Bitcoin funding rates over the year 2022 so far: The value of the metric seems to have spiked up over the past day | Source: CryptoQuant As you can see in the above graph, the Bitcoin funding rate is positive right now, and has been on the rise in recent days. During the past day, the indicator has hit its highest value for the last six months, suggesting there are a large amount of longs open in the futures market right now. Related Reading: Crypto Analysts: Forget Litecoin (LTC) And Dogecoin (DOGE), Put Your Money In The Hideaways (HDWY) The last time such high values of the metric were observed was back in May, shortly after which the price of the crypto crashed from nearly $40k all the way down to $30k. A “long squeeze” took place in the market then. A squeeze is an event where a large amount of rapid liquidations take place in an overleveraged environment. In a long squeeze, a sharp swing downwards in the price (when funding rates are positive) liquidates a large number of long contracts, which only amplifies this downswing further. Related Reading: Shiba Inu Off To Weak Start This November As SHIB Faced Selling Pressure In Last 7 Days This amplified plunge then liquidates even more contracts, and so on. In this way, liquidations can cascade together and make the price take a sharp plummet. As the Bitcoin funding rates are at high positive values currently, a long squeeze is a possibility, given that the price observes a sharp enough decrease. BTC Price At the time of writing, Bitcoin’s price floats around $20.7k, up 1% in the last week. Looks like the value of the crypto has taken a hit during the last 24 hours | Source: BTCUSD on TradingView Featured image from Kanchanara on, charts from,

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