Category: Bitcoin derivatives

Bitcoin Derivatives See Record Highs, Year-End BTC Options Show 29% Chance Price Crosses $20K

Bitcoin Derivatives See Record Highs, Year-End BTC Options Show 29% Chance Price Crosses $20K

As the crypto economy sets its sights on half of a trillion in USD value, digital currency derivatives markets are swelling significantly. Bitcoin futures have surpassed a six-month high at $52 billion, while the crypto asset’s options markets have jumped massively too. Additionally, bitcoin options markets indicate that traders wager there’s a 29% chance the […]

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BTC Options Open Interest Surges, Traders Look to an Unfilled Bitcoin Futures Gap at $18K

BTC Options Open Interest Surges, Traders Look to an Unfilled Bitcoin Futures Gap at $18K

Bitcoin prices have been volatile during the last few weeks, but have managed to climb higher in value at the same time. This week bitcoin derivatives markets, specifically futures and options, show that crypto asset traders should expect more swings going forward. Some traders believe that the digital currency’s price could fill two unfilled gaps […]

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Genesis Doubles Crypto Loan Issuance for the Third Quarter to $5.2 Billion

Genesis Doubles Crypto Loan Issuance for the Third Quarter to $5.2 Billion

Crypto lender Genesis provided $5.2 billion in new loans in the third quarter of 2020, more than double its previous record of $2.2 billion in the preceding quarter. Issued to corporate borrowers such as hedge funds and trading firms, the loans are mainly denominated in bitcoin (BTC), ether (ETH), bitcoin cash (BCH), and cash. According […]

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Open Interest on Bitmex Drops 16%:  Investors Withdraw 37,000 BTC in Less Than 24 Hours

Open Interest on Bitmex Drops 16%: Investors Withdraw 37,000 BTC in Less Than 24 Hours

Data from Arcane Research shows that open interest on Bitmex’s bitcoin derivatives market touched a new low of 45,122 BTC on October 1. The figure represents a 16% drop since the CFTC announced charges against Bitmex and its executives for allegedly operating an unregistered trading platform. According to Arcane Research’s post on Twitter, “the former […]

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