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Key metrics show this week’s $4B Bitcoin options expiry favors bulls

Over the past two weeks, Bitcoin price appears to have lost momentum and some analysts are suggesting that bears will be in control for the foreseeable future. Taking a look at derivatives market data provides a clearer picture of what is happening on the institutional side and how the moves of larger players may impact …

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Pro traders buy the dip as bears push Bitcoin price to the edge of $30K

In the last 24-hours Bitcoin (BTC) price dropped 14% and tested the $32,000 support for the fifth time this year. Traders probably became even more worried as the price fell to $31,050 but at the time of writing the 4-hour chart suggests that the selling could be slowing down.  Currently the shorter-term charts indicate that …

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Pro traders go short as overbought derivatives propel Ethereum’s new high

Ether’s (ETH) performance over the past week has been nothing short of exceptional. The price rallied from a $905 low on Jan. 11 to a new all-time high at $1,440 on Jan. 19.  According to Cointelegraph, the main reasons fueling this move are the growth of decentralized finance (DeFi) protocols as the total value locked …

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3 Bitcoin price indicators prove pro traders are still bullish on BTC

This week’s $11,000 drop occurred in just 32 hours and this definitely an important milestone for Bitcoin (BTC) price.  Many mainstream media outlets perceived the correction as the start of a new bear market but data simply does not support this line of thinking. Bitcoin price may have corrected 26.5% as if dropped to retest …

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Ethereum price tumbles to $915, but traders are bullish for 4 key reasons

The past week has been an emotional rollercoaster for Ether (ETH) traders as there were seven 4-hour candles of a 10% or larger price movement.  Furthermore, the most recent 30% drop to $920 triggered $550 million in liquidations on long futures contracts. To complicate things even further, this current price correction is taking place just …

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Crypto derivatives gained steam in 2020, but 2021 may see true growth

2020 was the most important year for the crypto derivatives market so far. Both Bitcoin (BTC) and Ether (ETH) derivatives steadily grew throughout the year, with their futures and options products available across exchanges such as the Chicago Mercantile Exchange, OKEx, Deribit and Binance.  On Dec. 31, Bitcoin options open interest reached an all-time high …

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Bitcoin price surged to $24.6K, but direction of next rally is unclear

The price of Bitcoin surpassed its all-time high on Christmas, reaching $24,681 on Binance. Following BTC’s strong rally, traders and analysts are exploring short-term bear and bull cases.  The market sentiment around Bitcoin remains overwhelmingly positive, but there are some concerns put forth by analysts in the foreseeable future and as a result, the next move …

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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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Here’s why pro traders barely flinched at today’s 8% Ethereum price drop

On Dec. 17 Ether (ETH) price rallied to $677, its highest level since May 2018 and it seems the top altcoin’s price was driven by Bitcoin’s (BTC) swift move above $21,000. It’s also possible that the CME’s ETH futures launch announcement also played its part. Solid fundamentals and positive newsflow also seem to be helping …

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How should investors value DeFi projects? A new paper might have some answers

A new paper released on Thursday from a team of crypto researchers hopes to add to a body of work that will eventually identify “the Black-Scholes of decentralized finance (DeFi)” — an equation that will allow investors and users to properly value DeFi projects and potential profit/loss metrics in popular DeFi verticals such as liquidity …

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