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SpaceX’s Bitcoin dump triggers chain reaction, liquidations surpass $1 billion

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SpaceX’s Bitcoin dump triggers chain reaction, liquidations surpass $1 billion

Cryptocurrency markets were jolted by SpaceX’s unexpected decision to divest its considerable Bitcoin holdings, leaving experts and enthusiasts alike questioning the rationale behind this move.

As Bitcoin’s price plunged below $26,000 following the sale, a domino effect of massive liquidations rippled through the market, surpassing a staggering $1 billion. 

SpaceX, an aerospace company led by billionaire CEO Elon Musk, had notably acquired Bitcoin in undisclosed amounts, which initially boosted the cryptocurrency’s value to an all-time high of over $43,000. 

However, the recent news of SpaceX’s substantial bitcoin sell-off came as a surprise, raising speculations about the motives behind such a significant departure from the digital asset.

SpaceX has remained tight-lipped about the $373 million in bitcoin it wrote down in 2022 and 2021. It’s worth noting that Tesla Inc., where Musk is also CEO, sold a chunk of its bitcoin — about 75% — just over a year after investing in the digital currency.

The SpaceX effect

The sudden surge of bitcoin onto the market triggered a broader sell-off in risk assets, with the price tumbling from over $29,000 to a low of $25,314 within a mere 24 hours. As a result, over $1 billion worth of assets were liquidated, underscoring the immense impact of SpaceX’s move on the cryptocurrency ecosystem.

This event shattered the period of relative stability that had characterized the cryptocurrency market, putting into focus the growing vulnerabilities that Bitcoin and other digital assets face. 

The catalyst behind the market’s upheaval was the specter of heightened interest rates, prompting investors to rapidly offload riskier investments like Bitcoin. This reaction underlines the intricate balance between external economic factors and the nascent cryptocurrency market’s volatility.

The aftermath of SpaceX’s liquidation could also raise broader questions about the future of cryptocurrencies as a safe-haven asset class. With regulatory constraints, economic uncertainties in global markets, and the SEC’s scrutiny of tokens like XRP further muddying the waters, investors are grappling with a complex landscape.