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.
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 held on Bitfinex are starting to climb once again and some spectators believe it’s a bearish signal.
At the time of writing, BTC/USD shorts recorded on the derivatives exchange Bitfinex have spiked at least halfway toward the high recorded on June 25. 13,600+ BTC/USD shorts have been recorded while BTC/USD long positions on Bitfinex have surpassed 2019’s all-time highs.
51,000 Bitcoin Long Positions Hope for a Quick Pump
Over 51,100 long positions on the exchange have been played so far on Monday and both longs and shorts continue to climb. The number of long positions doesn’t necessarily give a bullish impression either, but it kind of shows some optimistic sentiment, one where market participants are hopeful about a rise in the future.