Here are this week’s most important news stories, explained in a simple, beginner-friendly way, ensuring you stay informed without ever feeling overwhelmed.

This week, we delve into the significant liquidation event facing Bitcoin due to concerns around the Mt. Gox exchange, alongside other notable developments in the crypto world.

1. Bitcoin Faces Major Liquidation Due to Mt. Gox Concerns

Bitcoin’s price took a significant hit this week due to concerns surrounding Mt. Gox, a defunct cryptocurrency exchange. Mt. Gox moved a large amount of Bitcoin, causing fear that it might be sold, which led to widespread panic. Many investors quickly sold off their Bitcoin, leading to the second-largest long liquidation (forced selling) in Bitcoin’s history. This event is similar to the panic after the FTX collapse, causing Bitcoin prices to drop sharply. Despite this, some experts believe the market will stabilize soon as investors adapt.

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2. Marathon Digital Holds All Bitcoin in June

Marathon Digital, the world’s largest Bitcoin mining company, did not sell any of its Bitcoin holdings in June, despite the market downturn. The company holds 18,536 BTC, valued at over $1.1 billion. Marathon plans to increase its Bitcoin holdings through market purchases but might sell some Bitcoin in the future to support operations. The company’s strategic holding can influence Bitcoin’s market dynamics, reflecting confidence in Bitcoin’s long-term value.

Read more on Cointelegraph

In summary, this week has highlighted the volatility of the crypto market with significant events like Bitcoin’s liquidation due to Mt. Gox concerns and Marathon Digital’s decision to hold their Bitcoin. As always, the market continues to evolve, and we will keep you updated on the latest developments.