Category: Bitcoin Futures

Crypto Futures Exchange Bakkt Going Public at a Valuation of $2.1 Billion

Crypto Futures Exchange Bakkt Going Public at a Valuation of $2.1 Billion

Bitcoin futures exchange Bakkt is going public via a merger with VPC Impact Acquisition Holdings, a special purpose acquisition company (SPAC) created for taking startup firms public. Both companies have now confirmed the transaction, and will be listed on the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE) under a new name – Bakkt Holdings Inc., – sometime […]

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Research: Bitcoin Futures Traders Are Now More Cautious Than Ever

Research: Bitcoin Futures Traders Are Now More Cautious Than Ever

Although the crypto-verse is full of tales of quick profits told by intrepid visionaries, those trading crypto futures with leverage are now more cautious than ever, taking Bitcoin’s favorite mantra to the max and not investing more than they are willing to lose. According to data from the metrics site CryptoQuant, the average leverage in […]

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CME Sees Trading Volume ATH Above $2.7 Billion During Bitcoin’s Latest Drop

CME Sees Trading Volume ATH Above $2.7 Billion During Bitcoin’s Latest Drop

Yesterday’s highly volatile BTC performance has led to increased trading volumes on numerous platforms, including CME Bitcoin futures registering a new all-time high of $2.7 billion. BTC Futures Record Trading Volume On CME Launched in late 2017, the Chicago Mercantile Exchange allows institutional investors to trade with the primary cryptocurrency on a regulated platform. Apart […]

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Bitcoin Price Drops 17%, Large CME Futures Gap Filled, BTC Spot Markets Rebound

Bitcoin Price Drops 17%, Large CME Futures Gap Filled, BTC Spot Markets Rebound

On January 4, 2020, the price of bitcoin slid to the lowest point of the year dropping from Sunday’s high of $33,800 per unit to $27,734 a few minutes after 5 a.m. (EST). In fact, the price dip filled CME Group’s large futures gap after the regulated exchange has seen six consecutive gaps since the […]

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Bitcoin Price Faces the Biggest CME Futures Gap: What Does it Mean?

Bitcoin Price Faces the Biggest CME Futures Gap: What Does it Mean?

Bitcoin futures on the Chicago Mercantile Exchange (CME) have recorded the largest price gap to date of about $3,000. This came after a three-day Christmas break for BTC trading on the regulated exchange and a massive price jump for the asset resulting in consecutive all-time highs. Biggest BTC Gap On CME Launched in late 2017, […]

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Bitcoin Derivatives Action Swells: A Few June Futures Trade for $30K, Deribit Adds $140K Options Strike

Bitcoin Derivatives Action Swells: A Few June Futures Trade for $30K, Deribit Adds $140K Options Strike

Bitcoin derivatives markets have been seeing significant demand in recent months at the same time bitcoin spot markets climbed to all-time price highs and surged 149% during the last three months. Just recently the leading bitcoin options exchange Deribit announced the launch of both $120k and $140k strikes, and data from skew.com shows some June […]

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Network Landmarks, Derivatives Records- 2020 Bitcoin Metrics See a Number of All-Time Highs

Network Landmarks, Derivatives Records- 2020 Bitcoin Metrics See a Number of All-Time Highs

While the price of bitcoin has spiked to levels not seen in three years a number of other factors show that the current run-up is similar to the 2017 bull run. Active bitcoin addresses have neared all-time record highs, while the network’s hashpower has remained high as well coasting along at 130 exahash. Moreover, bitcoin […]

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CME Group Outpaces Competition Becoming the World’s Largest Bitcoin Futures Market

CME Group Outpaces Competition Becoming the World’s Largest Bitcoin Futures Market

Financial derivatives products for bitcoin have grown massively during the last few months. On Friday evening (EST), Arcane Research explained that the Chicago Mercantile Exchange has surpassed Okex as the largest bitcoin futures provider. The regulated derivatives market at CME has doubled month after month as incoming interest has created more demand for CME’s bitcoin […]

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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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