Recently, the worth of the leading cryptocurrency, Bitcoin hit $82k on Binance, rallying from the $16,626 USD seen some hours ago which marks a 390% rally.
As the chart below reveal, BTC/TUSD pair jumped from $16,626 USD to $82,000 USD, after which it dropped to $16,635 USD.
There was no sharp price change in BTC trading pairs with the USD and stablecoins USDC, BUSD, DAI, PAX and USDT.
At the instant of the worth jump, the trading volume within the BTC/TUSD pair reached 28 BTC on a moment interval.
Given the relatively low trading volume within this era, the jump in price was likely an error. It is likely that an anonymous trader either intentionally or mistakenly bought bitcoins at this price.
However, Decrypt doubts the “human” nature of the error, as it would have triggered variety of market orders before the worth hit the $ 82k price mark.
“It would take an enormous amount of cash changing hands to naturally reach this price, which might practically drain the liquidity of the trading pair,” the report adds.
This is not the primary time Binance has experienced similar price surges. Earlier on 28th October, the so-called “Sword of Darth Maul” appeared on the ETH/USD perpetual contracts chart, that activated trades at specific prices without browsing the quality order approval procedures. The Ethereum price rose momentarily from $386 to $571 USD then declined to $197 USD.
Also earlier in August, the bitcoin quarterly futures rate soared by 800% – up to $99k.