Data Shows Bitcoin Options Markets Are Maturing Much Faster Than Futures

Data Shows Bitcoin Options Markets Are Maturing Much Faster Than FuturesData from the crypto analytical firm Skew.com shows that bitcoin options are maturing much faster than the futures markets launched in December 2017. Skew’s data shows that the open interest in bitcoin options has risen significantly in the last few months. Bitcoin options “are starting to play catch up with the more mature futures market,” […]

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Bitcoin Futures, Options, and Open Interest: Crypto Derivatives Break Records After the Halving 

Since the market rout on March 12, otherwise known as ‘Black Thursday,’ bitcoin futures and options contracts have seen significant demand. On May 14, CME Group saw the total number of outstanding derivatives contracts (open interest) touch a high of $142 million. Four days later, CME broke records again. Data from the researchers at Skew.com […]

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Market Update: Cryptocurrency Market Cap Sheds $90B, Margin Calls Spike, Futures Slide

Market Update: Cryptocurrency Market Cap Shed $90B, Margin Calls Spike, Futures SlideDigital currency markets have been consolidating since Thursday’s massive price drop after more than $90 billion was erased from the cryptoconomy. Crypto markets saw some brief gains on Friday but prices have been meandering just above current support levels. At the moment, traders and crypto proponents face uncertainty amidst the ongoing coronavirus scare and economic […]

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Record Breaking Interest – Observing the Predictive Power of Bitcoin Futures Over BTC Spot Prices

Observing the Predictive Power of Bitcoin Futures Markets Over BTC Spot PricesBitcoin futures providers have been seeing a lot of action during the last two weeks as cryptocurrency markets have been extremely volatile. Data shows there’s been significant open interest on both retail and institutional bitcoin derivatives exchanges and Skew research noted bitcoin options open interest was just shy of $1 billion on Monday. Two days […]

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Demand for Crypto Derivatives Swells as CME’s Bitcoin Volume Rises

The global markets company Chicago Mercantile Exchange (CME) has seen considerable demand since launching its options contracts in the wake of the firm’s bitcoin futures. On the first day of swaps, CME’s bitcoin options saw 55 contracts ($2.3 million). By the end of the week, the firm’s bitcoin options volume more than doubled with 122 […]

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