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Bitcoin (BTC) Trading Volume on Exchanges Surge to $46 Billion, Highest Since 2021 Peak

Bitcoin (BTC), the pioneer cryptocurrency, has once again captured the spotlight as its spot trading volume surged to over $46 billion on March 5th, marking a significant milestone not witnessed since the peak days of 2021, according to data by Kaiko data. This resurgence in trading activity across various centralized exchanges (CEXs) underscores the enduring appeal and resilience of Bitcoin in the ever-evolving cryptocurrency market.

Binance, the world’s largest cryptocurrency exchange by volume, led this monumental trading volume with a staggering $23.84 billion worth of Bitcoin trades.

Coinbase and Bybit followed closely behind, contributing significantly with volumes of $4.83 billion and $4.29 billion respectively. Other major exchanges such as OKX, KuCoin, Upbit, and Kraken also played a significant role, each contributing multi-billion dollar trading volumes.

Bitcoin (BTC) Market Dynamics and Future Outlook

The surge in Bitcoin trading volume was not limited to Bitcoin alone, as Ethereum (ETH) also experienced a substantial increase in spot trading volume, exceeding $20 billion on the same day. Binance again led the pack in Ethereum trading volume, accounting for half of the total volume.

Bitcoin’s price experienced significant volatility, reaching a new all-time high at $69,324 shortly after the opening bell on Wall Street, only to see a correction of 9.75% to $59,323 later in the day. Analysts view this correction as necessary for “healthy consolidation” before the next surge, a common occurrence in the crypto market.

The sudden price drop raised questions about its cause—leverage, sudden sales by short-term buyers, or other factors. Subsequently, over $1.17 billion worth of leveraged positions were closed across the cryptocurrency market, with a significant portion attributed to Bitcoin long positions.

The future of Bitcoin remains uncertain. Various events, including the release of economic data, upgrades to Ethereum’s blockchain, and major regulatory developments, are expected to contribute to more volatility and trading in the bitcoin markets.

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