Bitcoin (BTC) saw fresh volatility at the March 27 Wall Street open as analysts said that short liquidations were now long overdue.

BTC/USD 1-hour chart. Source: TradingView

Bitcoin takes sell-side liquidity before fresh dip

Data from Cointelegraph Markets Pro and TradingView tracked BTC price action as it hit its highest levels in nearly two weeks — $71,754 on Bitstamp.

A sudden correction then saw BTC/USD drop $1,300 in minutes, going on to total more than 4% as bulls fought to flip the key $69,000 zone to support.

BTC/USD 1-minute chart. Source: TradingView

The latest data covering flows for the United States spot Bitcoin exchange-traded funds (ETFs) remained encouraging.

After net inflows of more than $400 million the day prior, Wall Street trading began with a modest 1,300 BTC ($91 million) outflow from the Grayscale Bitcoin Trust (GBTC).

The figures, from crypto intelligence firm Arkham, were uploaded to X (formerly Twitter) by popular trader Daan Crypto Trades.

Source: Daan Crypto Trades

“We’re indeed seeing some high volatility as well,” he added in a further post, noting that the local highs had filled a large wall of BTC sell orders.

Liquidating short BTC positions was now a key topic of discussion for market observers. The latest data from on-chain monitoring resource CoinGlass showed bids thickening around $69,000 — a potential safety net should the market reverse.

BTC liquidation heatmap (screenshot). Source: CoinGlass

Further out, fellow trader CrypNuevo hoped for an attack on the final band of shorts around recent all-time highs at $74,000.

“Mid term: Liquidity at both sides but more likely to go for the upside liquidations at $74.1k because they’re closer from current price,” he reasoned in part of an X post.

BTC liquidation heatmap for Binance. Source: CrypNuevo/X

$69,000 remains key point on the BTC price map

With $68,500 coming back into play at the time of writing, popular trader Crypto Ed was among those calling for calm.

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That price, he said in his latest YouTube video released on the day, would form a potentially suitable long entry and would not constitute a major corrective move.

“Not really sure if this next move is really a big one — $73,000 maybe,” he suggested about where BTC/USD could go thereafter.

A further correction could then set in before attacking the all-time highs.

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