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  • Bitcoin experienced a brief bull run above $10,000 on Wednesday.
  • The cryptocurrency dipped back below $10,000 due to $14 million worth of shorts liquidations on BitMEX.
  • Nevertheless, BTC/USD retained its upside target towards $10,000 as the Federal Reserve’s commitment to keeping interest rates near zero until 2022 drove the U.S. dollar to its three-month lows.

Bitcoin visited its medium-term resistance level near $10,000 briefly on Wednesday only to crash later by circa $300.

The immediate correction appeared after BitMEX, a controversial crypto derivative platform, reported short liquidation worth nearly $14 million. The downside move indicated that a lot of bearish traders didn’t expect bitcoin to breach the $10,000 level. That led them to close their short positions forcibly.

Bitcoin sees sharp rise and fall, as $15 million gets liquidated at BitMEX | Source: CryptoWatch

The cryptocurrency immediately fell to $9,690 fifteen minutes after the short liquidation. It recovered back above $9,900 in the early Thursday session.


Bitcoin’s move above $10,000 came after the Federal Reserve’s commitment to maintain interest rates near zero until 20202 and to continue buying Treasury and mortgage-backed securities.

“We’re not thinking about raising rates — we’re not even thinking about thinking about raising rates,” said Fed Chairman Jerome Powell in a press brief on Wednesday.

Spot traders perceived the central bank’s expansionary policy as their cue to buy Bitcoin. The sentiment also drew inspirations from the S&P 500, which rose briefly but later turned choppier. The U.S. benchmark and Bitcoin have lately developed an erratic positive correlation.

BTCUSD and S&P 500 reacted similarly to the Fed’s announcement | Source: TradingView.com

Bitcoin’s rally also surfaced as the U.S. dollar sank to its three-month lows against a basket of foreign currencies. Investors offloaded their cash-positions for risky alternatives, which may have ended up benefitting the top cryptocurrency. Traders see a falling dollar as a sign of strengthening bitcoin.

“I hope [the prediction of a crash in the U.S. dollar] is wrong,” noted Mike Belshe, the CEO of BitGo. “But if you think it might be right, you should allocate 2% of your net worth into Bitcoin now.”


Prominent market analyst Mohit Sorout stressed that bitcoin’s correction below $9,700 didn’t mature because there is still a huge buying interest for the cryptocurrency.

The trader highlighted that traders are not crashing Bitcoin below its June’s opening rate near $9,445. He further recalled a similar pullback behavior near the May’s monthly open at $8,622. The buying sentiment near both the levels looked stronger than usual.

Evidence of buyers interest near June’s monthly open | Source: Mohit Sorout

“This level got front run on recent dumps,” said Mr. Sorout. “Sellers just don’t have what it takes to push price down. Longed.”

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