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Huobi Token flash crashes, recovers quickly- Is there more than meets the eye

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Huobi Token flash crashes, recovers quickly- Is there more than meets the eye

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  • HT token fell precipitously but soon regained ground during Thursday (9 March) trading hours.
  • About $2.55 million worth of long positions were liquidated on Thursday.

Huobi Token [HT], the native token of the popular cryptocurrency exchange, Huobi Global, flash crashed by more than 60% during Thursday trading hours, falling from $4.74 to $1.83 in a matter of 25 minutes, as per CoinMarketCap.

The token, however, recovered immediately to $3.72. At the time of writing, the token exchanged hands at $3.82. down 20% over the past 24 hours. The precipitous drop placed HT at the top of the biggest crypto losers of the day.

The exchange’s advisor, Justin Sun, termed the crash as a normal market behavior that happened because some users triggered a series of leveraged liquidations. Sun added that Huobi will create a $100 million fund to improve the liquidity depth of HT and other cryptos.

Read Houbi Token’s [HT] Price Prediction 2023-24

Crash due to increasing FUD?

As per data from Coinglass, the number of long liquidations for HT surged to $2.55 million as of 9 March, a whopping 13413% increase from the previous day.

Source: Coinglass

The crash could be due to the increasingly negative sentiment that has engulfed the wider cryptocurrency market following the hawkish stance of financial regulators and the recent collapse of the crypto-friendly bank, Silvergate.

Twitter users weren’t too convinced with Justin Sun’s rationale behind the crash and even questioned the idea behind the proposed $100 million fund. Consider this tweet, for instance.

HT’s supply on exchanges falls

The flash crash led to a drastic increase in the number of short positions taken for HT. The Longs/Shorts Ratio fell from 0.99 to 0.87.

Source: Coinglass

The news of the crash created significant buzz for HT on social media as data from Santiment showed that the social volume soared to its monthly high on 9 March.

The supply on exchanges recorded a sharp fall as users took their funds out of centralized trading platform fearing an FTX-like scenario.

Source: Santiment

Are your holdings flashing green? Check the HT Profit Calculator

Meanwhile, Huobi Global recently announced that it was in the process of applying for a trading license in Hong Kong, following the region’s plan to allow retail investors to trade in popular cryptocurrencies.


Saman is a News Editor at AMBCrypto. Her background in History and English expanded on her knack for editing and presenting all sides of a story without bias. With a strong will to learn, Saman is always up for exploring unknown territory, and crypto, with its ever-changing landscape, offers just that.
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