Spot Markets

Coinbase Buys Data Firm Skew, Company’s First Acquisition Since the Nasdaq Direct Listing

<div class=”featured_image_container”> </div> <strong>On April 30, the crypto-focused data analytics company Skew announced the firm has been acquired by the San Francisco company Coinbase. The exchange will leverage Skew’s data with the firm’s institutional subsidiary Coinbase Prime. The goal is to make “cryptocurrency markets more transparent and accessible for institutional investors.”</strong> Coinbase Acquires Analytics Company …

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Bitcoin Price Drops 17%, Large CME Futures Gap Filled, BTC Spot Markets Rebound

<div class=”featured_image_container”> </div> <strong>On January 4, 2020, the price of bitcoin slid to the lowest point of the year dropping from Sunday’s high of $33,800 per unit to $27,734 a few minutes after 5 a.m. (EST). In fact, the price dip filled CME Group’s large futures gap after the regulated exchange has seen six consecutive …

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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 All-Time Price High Surpasses $28K, BTC’s Half Trillion Market Cap Now Bigger Than Visa

<div class=”featured_image_container”> </div> <strong>Bitcoin markets have been seeing a lot of action this weekend, as the price of the crypto asset touched another all-time high (ATH) at $28,378 per coin. Toward the end of 2020, the cryptocurrency’s market capitalization has crossed a whopping half of a trillion U.S. dollars in value.</strong> The leading cryptocurrency by …

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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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The $750 Million Pre-Halloween Bitcoin Options Expiry Has Started to Spook Traders

<div class=”featured_image_container”> </div> <div class=”td-a-rec td-a-rec-id-content_top “><div id=”bitcoin-1074642719″><a data-bid=”1″ href=”https://news.bitcoin.com/linkout/419836″ rel=”nofollow noopener noreferrer” target=”_blank”><img loading=”lazy” src=”https://scoreit.online/wp-content/uploads/2020/10/728×90-3.jpg” alt width=”728″ height=”90″></a></div></div><strong>Even though cryptocurrency traders have been exuberant over the price rise, a number of analysts are focused on the large bitcoin and ethereum options expiries set to end before Halloween. Data from Skew.com shows $750 million in …

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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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