A lone trader lost more than $11 million on a single futures trade involving Theta Networks’ THETA tokens as the price jumped 18% in 24 hours.
The trade, among the largest for mid-cap cryptos in recent months, occurred on crypto exchange Binance and formed the largest part of the $11.67 million in liquidations on THETA futures. Usually, the largest liquidations occur on futures tracking bitcoin or ether, the two most traded cryptocurrencies.
The THETA token forms the backbone of decentralized video-streaming service Theta Network and can be staked by those wishing to become “Validator” or “Guardian” nodes to earn returns. THETA allows nodes to validate transactions, produce blocks, vote on changes to the network and earn TFUEL as a reward, according to the technical documents.
THETA rose to as much as $3.39 in early Asian hours amid a broader revival in the crypto market. Bitcoin rallied through $44,000, while ether, Terra’s LUNA, and other major cryptocurrencies have all posted gains in excess of 10% in the past 24 hours.
At the time of writing, THETA is the 45th-largest cryptocurrency and has a market capitalization of $3.2 billion.