Category: options

Aggregated open interest on Bitcoin, Ethereum options hit all-time highs this weekend

Aggregated open interest on Bitcoin, Ethereum options hit all-time highs this weekend

The aggregated open interest on bitcoin options reached $4.53 billion on Nov. 22, having grown $1.13 billion since Nov. 15. That’s nearly a 25% increase in a week, according to data from The Block Research. In addition to Bitcoin, the aggregated open interest on Ethereum options reached $780.05 million. Ethereum option open interest jumped $221.09 […]

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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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DeFi Digest: 88mph, Charm, and Primitive

DeFi Digest: 88mph, Charm, and Primitive

Quick Take Disclaimer: The Block Research team has, is, and will be experimenting with the various protocols, projects, and applications mentioned in this series. The projects mentioned in our reports are not recommendations from our team and should not be misconstrued as investment advice. Many projects that appear in this series are highly experimental and, […]

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Crypto’s largest options traders are taking advantage of a new market anonymity tool

Crypto’s largest options traders are taking advantage of a new market anonymity tool

Cryptocurrency options traders are moving into the proverbial shadows thanks to startup trade messaging platform Paradigm.  Launched in 2019, Paradigm has offered a platform for traders to trade in large size bilaterally and then settle those trades onto crypto options venues like CME Group and Deribit. The firm’s most recent platform update, dubbed Multi-dealer RFQ […]

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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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DeFi Digest: Hedge contracts

DeFi Digest: Hedge contracts

Quick Take Disclaimer: The Block Research team has, is, and will be experimenting with the various protocols, projects, and applications mentioned in this series. The projects mentioned in our reports are not recommendations from our team and should not be misconstrued as investment advice. Many projects that appear in this series are highly experimental and, […]

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Institutions Long and Hedge Funds Short: Bitcoin Options Traders Prep for ‘Big Moves’ Ahead

Institutions Long and Hedge Funds Short: Bitcoin Options Traders Prep for ‘Big Moves’ Ahead

Trends in bitcoin options markets are making it difficult for financial analysts to pinpoint BTC’s next move. Data from CME’s recently published trader report shows that institutional investors are capturing a larger number of bitcoin long contracts, while hedge funds are showing an all-time high for bitcoin short contracts. On Tuesday, the price of bitcoin […]

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