Category: derivatives

Ethereum Options Trade Volume Exceeds Bitcoin’s, Deribit Introduces a $50K ETH Strike for 2022

Last week, ethereum options volume surpassed bitcoin’s for the first time on the digital currency derivatives exchange Deribit. Further, the trading platform recently introduced a $50k ETH strike for March 2022 and explained the $50k call is “gaining immediate buy traction.” Ethereum Options Volume Grows Exponentially, $50K Strike Flexes Muscle When it comes to bitcoin […]

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Crypto Derivatives Exchange FTX Starts Offering Lumber Futures Amidst Commodities Price Boom

FTX, one of the largest derivatives exchanges, has started to offer lumber-based futures markets for its customers, given the recent interest in speculating on commodities prices. Lumber has been one of the key commodities that have skyrocketed in price during these last months, affecting and halting many building projects all across the U.S. FTX Starts […]

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S&P’s new bitcoin, ether indexes could help banks move into the crypto market

S&P Dow Jones Indices, the firm behind the ubiquitous S&P 500, announced Tuesday the launch of three new crypto indexes. The launches lay the foundation of a business that can touch a wide range of financial services companies, according to S&P DJI global head of innovation Peter Roffman. The firm, formed by S&P Global in […]

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Brian Brooks plots ambitious path to take Binance.US out of Asian crypto giant’s shadow

Quick Take Brian Brooks — former head of the Office of the Comptroller of the Currency and chief compliance officer of Coinbase — is joining crypto exchange Binance.US as CEO. The former regulator spoke with The Block about the major hurdles facing his new firm and how he plans to overcome them. This feature story […]

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An Overview of Perpetual Swaps in DeFi

Quick Take Since their initial launch in 2016, perpetual swaps have exploded in popularity.  Protocols enabling perpetual swaps in DeFi have the potential to increase capital efficiency, improve market transparency, and enable permissionless market access. Providing adequate market depth and performance without compromising decentralization can be achieved through a variety of trade-offs which will be […]

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Nearly $6 billion: Crypto futures market saw the highest amount of liquidations in its history on Monday

The crypto futures market saw the highest amount of liquidations in its history on Monday. In the last 24 hours, the market saw $5.77 billion worth of liquidations, according to tracker Bybt, a development triggered by a broad decline in the price of bitcoin and other cryptocurrencies. By comparison, March 2020’s so-called “Black Thursday” saw […]

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Bit.com’s Daily Volume for Bitcoin Cash Options Doubled Every Day Since Launch

Bit.com’s Daily Volume for Bitcoin Cash Options Doubled Every Day Since Launch

At the end of January, the Matrixport subsidiary and leading derivatives exchange Bit.com announced the introduction of bitcoin cash perpetual swaps and options. Following the launch, the daily 24-hour volume has exceeded expectations doubling every day ever since. During the last few years, there’s been a number of derivatives exchanges leveraging bitcoin (BTC) and ethereum […]

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DMEX Opens Public API Access

DMEX Opens Public API Access

Cryptocurrency Indexes Are Set to Launch in 2021 by S&P Dow Jones IndicesS&P Dow Jones Indices has made it official: they will launch cryptocurrency indexes in 2021, becoming the latest major finance company to make its inception into the digital asset industry. More than 550 of the top traded coins to be … read more.Equity […]

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