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Data shows the ‘Bitcoin price drops ahead of CME expiries’ claim is a myth

Historically, activity surrounding the Bitcoin (BTC) monthly futures and options expiry has been blamed for weakening bullish momentum. A few studies from 2019 found a 2.3% average drop in BTC price 40 hours before the CME futures settlement date.  However, as Cointelegraph reported in June 2020, the effect faded away. While 2020 seems to have …

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Crypto Derivatives Exchange FTX Starts Offering Lumber Futures Amidst Commodities Price Boom

<div class=”featured_image_container”> </div> <strong>FTX, one of the largest derivatives exchanges, has started to offer lumber-based futures markets for its customers, given the recent interest in speculating on commodities prices. Lumber has been one of the key commodities that have skyrocketed in price during these last months, affecting and halting many building projects all across the …

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Reports suggest Goldman Sachs is now offering Bitcoin derivatives

Investment banking giant Goldman Sachs has reportedly opened up futures trading on Bitcoin to Wall Street executives. According to Bloomberg Law, last month the investment firm began offering trading with non-deliverable forwards, a derivative tied to the price of Bitcoin (BTC) — roughly $56,000 at the time of publication — for which investors can get …

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Bears aim for sub-$60K Bitcoin price ahead of Friday’s $1.1B options expiry

Bitcoin (BTC) entirely recovered from its recent drop that saw the price fall to the $53,000 support level. This move back to $57,500 relieved bulls from the negative pressure of the May 7, 3,500 BTC options contract, which represents $200 million in open interest along with a $1.1 billion options expiry. Today’s swift recovery could …

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Ethereum bulls control 100% of this week’s $470M ETH options expiry

On May 7, a total of $470 million in Ethereum options are set to expire, and slaughter is really the only word that describes what is about to happen to bearish Ether traders. Currently, almost every single one of the 75,909 put (sell) option contracts will become worthless if Ether manages to remain above $3,100 …

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2 key Ethereum price metrics prove pro traders are behind ETH’s new highs

As Ether (ETH) made a $2,800 all-time on April 29, so did its futures open interest. The $8.5 billion figure marks a 52% monthly increase and shows robust trading activity behind the meteoric price rise. Some analysts might dismiss Ether derivatives, considering CME’s future has $355 million in open interest compared to Bitcoin’s $2.4 billion. …

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Bullish ETH/BTC pair revives the Ethereum ‘flippening’ discussion

Bitcoin and the overall cryptocurrency market saw minor losses on April 29 as the market heads into the expiry of $4.2 billion worth of (BTC) options contracts.  Data from Cointelegraph Markets and TradingView shows that since reaching a high above $56,400 on April 28, the price of Bitcoin has dropped more than 6% back down near the …

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Sub-$60K monthly close will make Bitcoin’s $3.9B options expiry a non-event

Bitcoin’s (BTC) 2021 performance has been impressive, but traders waiting for a record-breaking monthly candle are likely to be disappointed this week.  After peaking at $64,900 on April 14, a jaw-breaking 27% correction followed, causing BTC price to drop to the $46,000 level. This downside move obliterated more than $9 billion long BTC futures contracts …

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Bulls push Ethereum price higher ahead of Friday’s $930M options expiry

The last couple of weeks have been nothing short of a roller coaster for Ether (ETH), which oscillated between $2,000 and a record-high $2,650. The 20% crash on April 17 caused a $1 billion liquidation on long futures contracts, and it also drastically reduced investors’ appetite for risk. Ether (ETH) USD price at Coinbase. Source: …

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3 things every crypto trader should know about derivatives exchanges

In the past two years futures contracts have become widely popular among cryptocurrency traders and this became more evident as the total open interest on derivatives more than doubled in three months. Additional proof of their popularity came as futures turnover surpassed gold, which is a well-established market with $107 billion in daily volume. However, …

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