Volatility

Ether-Bitcoin Price Volatility Spread Hits 4-Month Low

Cryptocurrency prices have always been roller coasters, and some rides are scarier than others. However, there may not be much difference in price volatility between the top two coins in the coming months, a key metric indicates. The spread between the three-month at-the-money implied volatility for ether (ETH) and bitcoin (BTC), a measure of expected relative …

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Customized Crypto Options Seeing Record Demand From Funds, Miners, Says GSR

Digital assets firm GSR says it’s seen record interest in its customizable options contracts as funds, exchanges and miners try to hedge against price volatility. The Hong Kong-based firm, which offers a host of services including market making, over-the-counter trading and product development for digital assets, told CoinDesk that 2020 was already shaping up to …

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Huobi Derivatives Introduces Circuit Breaker and Partial Liquidations

Huobi’s derivatives trading platform, Huobi DM, has announced a new ‘partial liquidation’ feature that aims to limit trading losses. Sudden market swings can immediately liquidate highly leveraged positions and cause extensive user losses, as seen during the last week’s Bitcoin price crash.  The platform’s new liquidation mechanism will jump into action when markets face turbulence …

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Dollar-Backed Stablecoins Are Holding Their Own Amid Coronavirus Chaos

As the global equities markets continue along their uncertain path, most major stablecoins are holding up to the “stable” part of name amid the worst global pandemic since 1918. Cryptocurrencies have fallen to historic lows with most major assets trending at the same prices seen nearly a year ago, erasing most of the bullish gains …

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Record Bitcoin Price Volatility Fails to Unnerve HODLers

Bitcoin’s (BTC) price volatility has surged to record highs but the long-term investors popularly known as “HODLers” don’t seem to be deterred.  The cryptocurrency’s three-month implied volatility rose to a lifetime high of 6.8 percent on a daily basis (equal to 130 percent annualized) on March 13, according to crypto derivatives research firm Skew. BTC/USD …

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Thursday’s Market Madness Strained Ethereum’s Killer App: DeFi

So many people were trying to use the Ethereum blockchain during Thursday’s market meltdown that many applications simply stopped working as intended.  The decentralized finance (DeFi) sector was hit particularly hard. The decentralized services that feed price information into these headless lending platforms – known as “oracles” in the industry – simply couldn’t keep up. Oracles could …

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Crypto Exchanges Overwhelmed on Bitcoin’s Most Volatile Day of the Year

</header> <strong>Binance chief Changpeng Zhao referred to it as “Bloodbath day,” and many in the cryptosphere will echo those sentiments, as fallout from the COVID-19 pandemic reverberates through global markets. As crypto exchanges were thronged by frantic traders looking to capitalize on – or seek refuge from – the unprecedented market dump, several platforms buckled …

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Biggest Crypto Price Movements of 2019

The start of 2020 is a great time to look at the path travelled by cryptocurrencies up and down the price charts and analyze how these coins have been performing throughout the previous year. The prices of most cryptocurrencies changed tremendously throughout 2019, as the year started off slow but then saw most cryptocurrencies jump …

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Worst Bitcoin Price Prediction of 2019

To prophesize is a natural human tendency. Humanity applauds those who make the right prediction and also love to hate on people when they miss the mark, especially by ridiculously large amounts. For many years, the crypto industry has been prone to high fluctuations and volatility. Nobody can actually predict what will unfold in the …

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Bitcoin Volatility Is Up, Liquidity Stagnant

Liquidity providers are not rushing in. To measure market makers’ enthusiasm for bitcoin, we turn to network data: the aggregate balances of exchange wallets, as a percentage of bitcoin’s total supply. This measure of exchanges’ bitcoin flows shows some responsiveness to volatility. Year-to-date highs were set in late May and early July, when volatility was …

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