Bitcoin liquidity remains low, despite the crypto’s upsurge
By almost any measure, Bitcoin’s liquidity is low, despite the cryptocurrency’s impressive run this year.
Investors incur a larger expense for their trades resulting from the fluctuation, which is the divergence between the speculated cost of a deal and the final price at which it is settled, demonstrating dwindling liquidity. The higher the trading difficulty, the more investors are exposed to potential price volatility.
This is expected due to changing bid-ask spreads during trade placement and filling.
Despite its impressive performance in the first quarter of this year, which earned Bitcoin the title of the best-performing asset, the US regulatory crackdown has broadened. The failure of a few crypto banks has dashed some investors’ expectations.
Crypto market rebounds in 2023
Prices rebounded in early 2023, and trading volume and liquidity in the crypto market declined over the past year amid a general price decline that has seen bitcoin retreat by around 38.7% to around $28,000. At that time, investors preferred to pause, as a series of scandals worried them.
Analysts now realize how small retail investors can behave because they were a permanent part of the system that helped propel prices during the early pandemic boom.
Binance, the largest trading platform, saw a steady 24-hour trading total of more than $6 billion at the end of the month, with monthly visits of around 65 million.
On Monday, Bitcoin advanced 1.5% to around $28,248. Mixed in were weaker signs like ether, Solana, and avalanche. ETH was deposited into the ETH 2 deposit contract – the current ETH balance now exceeds 19 million ETH.
The new value staked in March reached 55,457 ETH – the highest single-day amount.
The ETH transferred to the ETH 2 deposit contract exceeded 12 million ETH.
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