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Market depth reveals Bitcoin’s underlying strength at $70k


Tracking changes in liquidity is equally important as monitoring changes in Bitcoin‘s on-chain data. Each price movement, be it up or down, exerts significant pressure on liquidity. One way to analyze changes price swings bring to the market is to look at market depth.

The aggregated 2% market depth and the 2% bid vs. ask depth are excellent indicators of market liquidity and sentiment for Bitcoin. The aggregated market depth represents the combined value of buy and sell orders within a 2% range of the current price. It provides insight into how much BTC can be traded without causing significant price movements. On June 2, the aggregated market depth was $411.83 million across centralized exchanges tracked by Kaiko. The depth spiked to $473.97 million on June 4, the highest in the past two months.

The spike in market depth followed Bitcoin’s price increase from $67,750 to $70,600. While this might not be a significant percentage increase, $70,000 is an especially important psychological milestone. This spike becomes even more significant when accounting for the fact that BTC spent weeks in the mid $60,000 range.

Graph showing Bitcoin’s price from June 2 to June 5, 2024 (Source: CryptoSlate BTC)

The bid vs. ask depth shows the value of buy and sell orders within the same 2%. This spread also saw a notable increase over the past couple of days. On June 2, there were $202.40 million in bids and $209.44 million in asks. This aligns with previous CryptoSlate analysis, which found the market almost equally split between buying and selling.

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Graph showing the aggregated 2% market depth for Bitcoin from May 6 to June 4, 2024 (Source: Kaiko)

By June 4, the bids had increased to $219.06 million, and the asks had risen sharply to $254.91 million, resulting in the largest spread between asks and bids since early April. This increase in both market depth and bid vs. ask depth shows heightened market activity.

The rise in aggregated market depth suggests that the market can handle larger trades with less impact on price. This is a clear sign of greater liquidity in the market. This higher liquidity means traders can execute substantial transactions without causing significant price fluctuations, contributing to overall market stability. The simultaneous increase in bid and ask depth reflects the increased activity and confidence among traders. More buy and sell orders within the 2% range show that traders are more actively participating in the market.

2% Bid vs. Ask Depth bitcoin 1m
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