Retail traders become ‘sitting ducks’ as sell-off triggers $1.4B liquidation By Cointelegraph

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Retail traders become ‘sitting ducks’ as sell-off triggers $1.4B liquidation

After flirting with a $2 trillion market capitalization for the last couple of days, the cryptocurrency market took a 7% hit on April 7, dropping the total crypto market cap to $1.8 trillion. As the unexpected sell-off took place, investors scrambled to find a reason to explain the move.

Analysts typically identify the use of excessive leverage as the prime suspect, as this usually occurs as the market reaches an all-time high and traders get greedy, but this is an easy conclusion to reach.

Total cryptocurrency market capitalization. Source: TradingView
ADA)USDT order book. Source: Binance
Aggregate liquidations. Source: Bybt
BTC perpetual futures 8-hour funding rate. Source: Coinalyze