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Market Wrap: Ether Sets New Highs as Bitcoin Stays Below $49K

The price of bitcoin struggled to regain $49,000 Friday, continuing to bounce between $48,000 and $46,000 heading into the weekend. As bitcoin contemplated which way to go, ether made a new all-time high above $1,850.  Much of bitcoin’s choppy price action could be attributed to futures deleveraging as eager bulls piled into long trades expecting …

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Bitcoin Futures Open Interest Smashes $15 Billion, CME Registers Over $33 Million in ETH Contracts

<div class=”featured_image_container”> </div> <strong>Following the revelation that Tesla now owns $1.5 billion in bitcoin, crypto spot markets across the board skyrocketed. Data shows that crypto derivatives markets also saw significant demand as bitcoin futures open interest tapped $15 billion on Monday. Moreover, this week was the start of ethereum futures on CME Group’s exchange, and …

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Bitcoin Price Surpasses $44k Handle, ETH Futures Launch, Tesla’s Balance Sheet BTC Praised

<div class=”featured_image_container”> </div> <strong>The price of bitcoin touched a new all-time high on Monday after the community discovered that Elon Musk’s firm Tesla added $1.5 billion worth of bitcoin to the company’s balance sheet. At press time, bitcoin is meandering over the $43k handle and has an overall market capitalization of around $814 billion today. …

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Crypto Markets Suffer Heavy Losses, Bitcoin Price Sinks More Than 25% in 24 Hours

<div class=”featured_image_container”> </div> <strong>Cryptocurrency markets have suffered significant losses during the last 24 hours, as the entire crypto market cap has dropped below a trillion to $823 billion losing roughly 9.9% in value. Since the bitcoin price height on Sunday, January 10, bitcoin’s price plummeted over 25%, seeing the largest price dive of the year. …

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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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Bitcoin Options Daily Volume Crosses $1 Billion, $100K Strike Introduced for 2021

<div class=”featured_image_container”> </div> <strong>Cryptocurrency derivatives markets have been seeing significant demand, as daily volumes for bitcoin options crossed $1 billion on December 17, 2020. Most of the record turnover has been taking place on the derivatives platform Deribit, and a large $100k strike has been introduced on the exchange for September 2021. </strong> While bitcoin …

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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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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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Bitcoin Derivatives See Record Highs, Year-End BTC Options Show 29% Chance Price Crosses $20K

<div class=”featured_image_container”> </div> <div class=”td-a-rec td-a-rec-id-content_top “><a data-bid=”1″ href=”https://news.bitcoin.com/linkout/411174″ rel=”nofollow noopener noreferrer” target=”_blank”><img loading=”lazy” src=”https://scoreit.online/wp-content/uploads/2020/11/daw_1456x360-47.jpg” alt width=”1456″ height=”360″></a></div><strong>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 …

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BTC Options Open Interest Surges, Traders Look to an Unfilled Bitcoin Futures Gap at $18K

<div class=”featured_image_container”> </div> <div class=”td-a-rec td-a-rec-id-content_top “><a data-bid=”1″ href=”https://news.bitcoin.com/linkout/422919″ rel=”nofollow noopener noreferrer” target=”_blank”><img loading=”lazy” src=”http://scoreit.online/wp-content/uploads/2020/11/lottery-new-bn-7.jpg” alt width=”728″ height=”180″></a></div><strong>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 …

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