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Bitcoin’s open interest declines as BTC falls below $42k

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Bitcoin’s open interest declines as BTC falls below k

Bitcoin (BTC) total open interest (OI) sees sharp decline as whales dump at $44,000. 

According to data provided by the market intelligence platform Santiment, Bitcoin’s total OI declined by 10.4% in the past 24 hours — dropping from $8.1 billion to $7.2 billion.

After surpassing $44,000 on Dec. 6 the price of one BTC has slipped by 0.6% in the past 24 hours and is currently at $41,950.

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BTC price and open interest – Dec. 12 | Source: Santiment

The asset’s market cap currently stands at $822 billion with a daily trading volume of $32.1 billion.

As the asset’s OI falls, data provided by CryptoQuant shows that BitMEX whales dumped Bitcoin at the $44,000 mark between Dec. 6 – 7. The recent fall in BTC’s total OI mostly comes from Binance and OKX as the price declines below the $42,000 mark, per CryptoQuant. 

According to one analyst, Bitcoin’s recent fall might be short-term and investors should not panic. One of the main price movers of the past week, per CryptosRUs, could be the upcoming meeting of high-profile central banks.

On Dec. 11, the total crypto market capitalization witnessed a slight correction as calls for “buy the dip” rallied on social media. 

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