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

<div class=”featured_image_container”> </div> <strong>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 …

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These 4 key Bitcoin price metrics clearly reflect traders’ bullish optimism

As Bitcoin (BTC) price tested the $17,580 low on Dec. 11, investors remained relatively calm despite some analysts issuing bearish estimates. Last week’s trading may have finished at the same level where it started, but the fundamentals for Bitcoin have become even stronger. BTC/USD 4-hour chart. Source: TradingView Each time Bitcoin makes a new high, …

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Bitcoin headed for Christmas volatility as 100K BTC options expire

In a Monday tweet, crypto data provider Skew reported that 102,200 Bitcoin options will expire on Dec. 25.  Options contracts allow holders to buy or sell Bitcoin at a specific price, which is known as the strike price. The Dec. 25 expiry has notable clusters around the $15,000 strike price and the $20,000 strike price, …

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Record $7.9B Bitcoin futures open interest shows bears are watching BTC price

Today Bitcoin (BTC) price blasted through the $20,000 level and in the process, a record $7.9 billion in futures open interest was set. Although the price increased by 74% over the past two months, the total accumulated short-seller liquidations amounted to $4.3 billion, which is lower than the $4.8 billion from longs. BTC futures aggregate …

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3 key metrics to watch as Bitcoin price tries to top $20,000

For the past week, Bitcoin (BTC) price has been flirting with the $20,000 mark, which has led some traders to lose their patience. In the eyes of some traders, the lack of bullish momentum is problematic, especially considering that BTC tested the $16,200 level roughly a week ago. Experienced traders know that there are key …

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CME Leveraged Funds Double Down on Shorts as Bitcoin Maintains $19,000

Fresh off of bitcoin’s record high in late November, leverage funds trading bitcoin futures on the Chicago Mercantile Exchange continue adding to their short positions as the leading cryptocurrency trades above $19,000. Update (Dec. 5, 17:38 UTC): This article has been updated to reflect the carry trade possibility for short OI increase in addition to hedging …

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

<div class=”featured_image_container”> </div> <strong>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 …

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4 key indicators reflect extreme optimism from pro Bitcoin traders

Most investors that follow Bitcoin will have recently heard about the growing impact Bitcoin (BTC) futures and options markets have on Bitcoin price. The same can be said for the price swings caused by liquidations at OKEx and Huobi exchanges. Considering that derivatives markets are now playing a much bigger role in Bitcoin price fluctuations, …

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

End of Western Union Remittance Service to Cuba a Boon for Crypto As new U.S. government measures that impose restrictions on remittances to Cuba becomes effective after November 22, Western Union, which has been operating in the island nation since 1999, will close shop. The new rule, which was published on October … read more. …

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High priced $32K Bitcoin options show some pro traders expect more upside

A month ago, one would be hard pressed to find any investor who would have expected a $32,000 Bitcoin (BTC) price for January. At the time, a 140% upside was needed from the $13,300 price on Oct. 30 and this seemed quite far fetched.  Therefore, the January $32,000 BTC call (buy) options traded at Deribit …

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