A single buy order of $2.5 million just bolstered Bitcoin by 2.7%

02 Jan, 2019 | Updated: 02 Jan, 2019
by Will Heasman
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A single buy order of $2.5 million just bolstered Bitcoin by 2.7%

As the entire crypto market enjoys a moderate boost most people are left scratching their heads as to what just happened…

Bitcoin was the first to jump, with an impressive increase of around 2.7% in less than 30 minutes.

It appears that the boost can be tracked back by a single buy order on the crypto exchange, Bitfinex. It was noted that 661 BTC was purchased by one account, amounting to a USD equivalent of $2.5 million. 

661 BTC ($2.5 million) purchased in 1 minute on Bitfinex from r/CryptoMarkets

It seems that this singular buy order was enough to push not only BTC up but the entire crypto market along with it rising by a modest $3 billion overall. 

The boost, and it's catylst didn’t go unnoticed by the community, who took to reddit to speculate upon the rise: 

Some even suggested recreating it:

It's unclear why such a large amount was purchased through Bitfinex and not an OTC market. Some point to a malfunctioning trading bot and others have postulated that it may have been Bitfinex buying the BTC themselves.

What do you think of this pump? Let us know in the comments!

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Who bought the BTC?

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Bitfinex holds a great amount off BTC so that boost just happened eventually, however still not enough to pump a market
02 Jan, 2019 - 14:01
such a wealthy traders bitfinex got
02 Jan, 2019 - 20:27
indeed I' m surprised also could be bigger, till it's Bitfinex
06 Jan, 2019 - 06:01
Oh, it is not so big a,ount to make such manipulations.
It may be a whale, why is Bitfinex guilty?
07 Jan, 2019 - 08:10
Nice to see such the clever users
you are absolutely right
13 Jan, 2019 - 19:57
Are there few those people who can invest such a large amount of money in crypto? I think Bitfinex has nothing to do with this
03 Jan, 2019 - 19:10
Ofc, Bitfinex is not involved in manipulations
08 Jan, 2019 - 05:10
There are enough speculators in the crypto industry but I think Bitfinex wouldn't do that to don’t damage its reputation.
03 Jan, 2019 - 20:27
Of course Bitfinex will newer do it. it is not their choice
09 Jan, 2019 - 21:45
Bitfinex has great volumes for the professional traders so I don't know the better place for the trading.
03 Jan, 2019 - 20:42
There is no better please for the traders now. Most of the pro traders choose Bitfinex
12 Jan, 2019 - 02:57
I don’t believe in these rumors. Bitfinex is reliable and transparency. It isn’t involved in pumping
03 Jan, 2019 - 20:54
i don`t want to believe that bitfinex can do such shit
09 Feb, 2019 - 09:07
Bitfinex as for me is one of the best exchanges nowadays. I can strongly recommend this exchange for the trading.
03 Jan, 2019 - 21:22
I agree that it is a good exchange.
I don`t believe that it is a planned manipulation
18 Jan, 2019 - 09:16
I don't think it was a pump. Bitfinex is one of exchange which I can trust and it can't be involved in wash trading
03 Jan, 2019 - 23:05
It is definitely strange situation but I think it is randomness. I haven't noticed before that Bitfinex was providing pumping
03 Jan, 2019 - 23:33
Of course, Did not surprise me much
bitfinex had the best pair bitcoin/us$
05 Jan, 2019 - 20:12
I don`t think that Bitfinex is involved in the manipulations
09 Jan, 2019 - 16:14
They have newer manipulated the market. Bitfinex is too clever for it
13 Jan, 2019 - 06:45
While the whales are sleeping everything will remain in their places. Bitfinex offers excellent trading conditions so such deals happen sometimes
22 Jan, 2019 - 20:53
I doubt that these could be speculations of Bitfinex, there may have been a glitch
23 Jan, 2019 - 20:23
such big orders being placed at the bitfinex that means that richest guys support this exchange and therefore individual smaller traders can do as well
11 Apr, 2019 - 19:57

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