Open Interest

Bitcoin futures open interest soars to new heights ahead of Coinbase listing

Open interest in Bitcoin futures has surged to new record highs ahead of Coinbase’s April 14 direct listing on the Nasdaq. Crypto market data aggregator Glassode states that Bitcoin open interest has exceeded $27 billion for the first time as Bitcoin pushed into new record highs above $63,000. The milestone suggests traders may be speculating …

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BTC Futures Open Interest Hits $23B, Binance Captures Lion’s Share, Signals Say 43% Chance of $64K Bitcoin by Month’s End

<div class=”featured_image_container”> </div> <strong>Bitcoin futures open interest on Monday has crossed $23 billion according to data recorded on April 5. The crypto asset exchange Binance has taken the lead as far as open interest in bitcoin futures is concerned with a massive $10.5 billion in open interest.</strong> Binance Captures the Bitcoin Futures Lead Not too …

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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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Large Bitcoin Futures Gap Causes Temporary Trading Pause, ETH Open Interest Hits All Time High

<div class=”featured_image_container”> </div> <strong>CME Group temporarily paused trading of bitcoin futures after the market opened to a large gap of over $3,000 between the derivatives and the underlying crypto asset. </strong> According to a report, it was this huge futures gap which “amounted to a massive upside volatility” that led to the trading pause. Futures …

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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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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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Institutions Long and Hedge Funds Short: Bitcoin Options Traders Prep for ‘Big Moves’ Ahead

Digital Yuan Giveaway: China’s Shenzhen City Hands Out 10 Million Yuan in Central Bank Digital Currency A major Chinese city is giving away 10 million yuan in the country’s central bank digital currency this weekend. Recipients can use their digital yuan at 3,389 stores next week. The city aims for the giveaway to boost usage …

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Open Interest on Bitmex Drops 16%: Investors Withdraw 37,000 BTC in Less Than 24 Hours

Data from Arcane Research shows that open interest on Bitmex’s bitcoin derivatives market touched a new low of 45,122 BTC on October 1. The figure represents a 16% drop since the CFTC announced charges against Bitmex and its executives for allegedly operating an unregistered trading platform. According to Arcane Research’s post on Twitter, “the former …

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Bitcoin Options Traders Bet the Price of BTC Can Touch $36K by December

This past weekend, data shows the most active bitcoin options contracts were calls for $28k, $32k, and $36k by the year’s end. This means a number of options traders are betting the price of bitcoin will exceed the all-time high (ATH) the decentralized currency touched in December 2017. On September 14, researchers from the data …

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Crypto Derivatives Set New Records, ETH Futures Set All-Time Highs, CME Open Interest Spikes

Digital currency derivatives have been on fire during the last two weeks as ethereum futures volumes touched an all-time high on Sunday. The popular derivatives trading platform Deribit saw 1.9 million ETH contracts traded and CME Group is now the third-largest exchange in terms of bitcoin futures open interest. Data shows that cryptocurrency futures and …

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