Mar 13, 2023

Bitcoin Reclaims $20K, USDC Peg Collapses

As Bitcoin (BTC) attempted to reclaim its $20,000 support level on March 11, the crypto markets were rocked by a series of events that threatened the stability of USDC, a popular stablecoin. Data from Cointelegraph Markets Pro and TradingView showed BTC/USD circling $20,200 at the time of writing.

The events began with the collapse of Silicon Valley Bank (SVB), which followed Silvergate in dealing a fresh blow to some crypto firms. At the heart of the debacle was payments technology company Circle, which overnight revealed it had part of the reserve funds for its stablecoin, USD Coin (USDC), with SVB.

The news sent USDC into a downward spiral, and it was redeemable at the time of writing for only $0.91. At one point, Bitcoin was worth more than $26,000 in USDC terms on the major exchange Kraken.

Cory Klippsten, CEO of Swan Bitcoin, reacted to the news by noting that “if USDC is only 90% backed, the equilibrium price is NOT $0.90. The equilibrium price is ZERO. Everyone has the incentive to redeem asap for $1. You don’t want to be in the last 10%, with all the money already gone.”

Circle responded by noting that it had a further five banking partners for managing its USDC cash reserves.

The news sent shockwaves through the crypto markets, with average funding rates reaching their most negative levels since the FTX aftermath in November 2022. This indicated a strong belief that further losses could still impact Bitcoin.

Commentator Tedtalksmacro argued that this overwhelming bearish bias could provide fuel for a classic “short squeeze” higher on BTC/USD. “The market remains heavily short here, still. And that could provide fuel for BTC to test at least 21.4k short-term,” they tweeted.

Meanwhile, Crypto Tony suggested that there might be a return to the downside in the short term. “Amongst the madness today, Bitcoin remains good. I am anticipating another drop down to the interim support zone around $19,200,“ they said.

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