Futures

Despite Covid-19 Negativity, Crypto Prediction Markets Say Trump Wins the 2020 Election

Crypto 101: How to Send and Receive Bitcoin Cash Via the Bitcoin.com Wallet During the last few months in the midst of the coronavirus outbreak and faltering global economy, many individuals have shown an interest in bitcoin and other cryptocurrencies. However, oftentimes people can find the process a bit daunting because they are … read …

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Over $1B in Bitcoin Options Set to Expire Today – Crypto Speculators Expect Massive Shakeup

Wilshire Phoenix Files Publicly-Traded Bitcoin Trust to Challenge Grayscale’s $3.4 Billion Dominance Wilshire Phoenix has filed to launch a publicly-traded trust called Bitcoin Commodity Trust (BCT) – putting the firm in direct competition with Grayscale Investments’ $3.4 billion bitcoin trust (GBTC). According to the June 12 filing with the U.S. Securities and … read more. …

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Experts Debate Bitcoin Price Volatility as $675M in BTC Options Expire

On June 26, $675 million worth of Bitcoin options expired, while industry experts remain divided on its potential effect on price volatility. Some believe the record expiration date will cause Bitcoin (BTC) to see a large price movement. With less than 24 hours until the highly anticipated expiration, Bitcoin’s price dropped by 7% on a …

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Bitcoin’s Rise Driven by Institutional Trading, Says Research and Investor Sentiment

Not So Private: 99% of Zcash and Dash Transactions Traceable, Says Chainalysis Chainalysis says it can track 99% of transactions involving Zcash, and almost all of Dash’s – coins that both fancy themselves as private and untraceable. Now, that’s because the majority of users do not utilize the optional privacy-enhancing features available … read more. …

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Two Sides of the Same Derivative: Comparing Traditional and Crypto Markets

Crypto derivatives volumes have hit a new record high in May 2020. The early generation of crypto investors mostly worked with a hold-and-sell perspective. With the inevitable evolution of the market and the advent of cryptocurrency derivatives, investors with varied agendas — such as the desire to trade Bitcoin (BTC) volatility in both directions, hedging …

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Report Shows Crypto Derivatives Volumes Soared 32% to a Record $602 Billion in May

China Passes Law Protecting Cryptocurrency Inheritance China has passed the country’s long-awaited civil code which expands the scope of inheritance rights to include cryptocurrency, such as bitcoin. Inherited cryptocurrencies will be protected under the new law. Meanwhile, several Chinese courts have recently ruled that bitcoin and … read more. American Panic Led to the Creation …

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CME Data Shows Institutional Investors Undeterred by Bitcoin Price Drop

CME Bitcoin (BTC) futures and options markets expired on May 29, and despite a $100 hiccup, the price of the largest digital asset on CoinMarketCap held up nicely around the $9,400 level. As the market entered this last trading session, open interest for CME Bitcoin futures expiring in May was rather small at $30 million. …

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Trading Bitcoin Vs. BTC Futures — Which Is Best for You?

There’s an increasing number of exchanges offering futures contracts trading. So far there’s Binance, FTX, Bitfinex, Bybit, and Kraken, to name just a few. Volumes are also picking up across the board and it appears that retail traders are growing more interested in experimenting with these complex instruments.  As recently reported by Cointelegraph, there are …

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Bitcoin Volatility Expected as $328M in BTC Derivatives Expire Friday

CME Bitcoin (BTC) futures and options markets are set to mature this Friday and traders are closely watching to see how spot prices will react to this event. The contracts expire every two months and according to market analysts, they negatively influence BTC’s price in spot markets. In fact, recent data from Cointelegraph and Arcane …

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Bitcoin Futures, Options, and Open Interest: Crypto Derivatives Break Records After the Halving 

Since the market rout on March 12, otherwise known as ‘Black Thursday,’ bitcoin futures and options contracts have seen significant demand. On May 14, CME Group saw the total number of outstanding derivatives contracts (open interest) touch a high of $142 million. Four days later, CME broke records again. Data from the researchers at Skew.com …

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