The fall in the price of bitcoin cost traders more than $ 1 billion

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Over the past day, crypto traders have lost over $ 1 billion amid a decline in cryptocurrency quotes, according to bybt. Within 24 hours, positions of 162 thousand users of trading platforms were forcibly closed. One of them lost $ 7 million on a deal with Ethereum, RBC Crypto reports.

The largest number of liquidations in the amount of $ 480 million occurred in pairs with bitcoin. In second place in this indicator is Ethereum ($ 276 million), in third place is XRP ($ 70 million). 86% of transactions liquidated over the past day are long (they were opened in anticipation of further market growth).

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On the morning of June 8, the bitcoin rate dropped to $ 32.1 thousand. Over the past day, it fell by 8%. The asset is approaching the local minimum of $ 30 thousand, set on May 19.

Yesterday it became known that the US authorities returned 63.7 bitcoins worth about $ 2.3 million, which were paid by the pipeline company Colonial Pipeline as a ransom to hackers. FBI Deputy Director Paul Abbott noted that law enforcement agencies seized part of the amount paid to hackers from the DarkSide group’s crypto wallet.

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