CME Group Outpaces Competition Becoming the World’s Largest Bitcoin Futures Market

CME Group Outpaces Competition Becoming the World's Largest Bitcoin Futures MarketFinancial derivatives products for bitcoin have grown massively during the last few months. On Friday evening (EST), Arcane Research explained that the Chicago Mercantile Exchange has surpassed Okex as the largest bitcoin futures provider. The regulated derivatives market at CME has doubled month after month as incoming interest has created more demand for CME’s bitcoin […]

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Bitcoin Volatility Expected to Rise After the US Presidential Election

Bitcoin Volatility Expected to Rise After the US Presidential ElectionWhile the United States prepares for the results of the 2020 Presidential Election, a number of data points and traders expect some significant cryptocurrency price fluctuations this week. Statistics from skew.com show bitcoin’s 30-day implied volatility has increased to 59% while 3-6 month stats jumped over 62%. The digital currency economy is hovering at around […]

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

The $750 Million Pre-Halloween Bitcoin Options Expiry Has Started to Spook TradersEven 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 Bitcoin options is set to expire and prices could get volatile. The price of bitcoin (BTC) touched an […]

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CME’s Bitcoin Futures Rise Suggests Institutional Investors Are Starting to Swarm Toward Crypto

CME's Bitcoin Futures Rise Suggests Institutional Investors Are Starting to Swarm Toward CryptoThe Chicago Mercantile Exchange (CME) has become the second-largest derivatives market for bitcoin futures in terms of open interest. The popular exchange has seen an influx of demand since the recent Paypal announcement and the Bitmex debacle as well. Data shows that the Bitcoin Mercantile Exchange (Bitmex) open interest for bitcoin futures has taken a […]

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

Institutions Long and Hedge Funds Short: Bitcoin Options Traders Prep for 'Big Moves' AheadTrends in bitcoin options markets are making it difficult for financial analysts to pinpoint BTC’s next move. Data from CME’s recently published trader report shows that institutional investors are capturing a larger number of bitcoin long contracts, while hedge funds are showing an all-time high for bitcoin short contracts. On Tuesday, the price of bitcoin […]

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Turbulent Crypto Markets Expected – 87K Worth of Bitcoin Options Set to Expire on Friday

Turbulent Crypto Markets Expected - 87K Worth of Bitcoin Options Set to Expire on FridayMarkets are expected to be volatile this week, as a great number of bitcoin and ethereum options are set to expire this Friday. Data shows more than 87,000 bitcoin options will expire and 77% of the action is held on the Deribit exchange. U.S. stocks dropped hard on Monday, as the Dow Jones Industrial Average […]

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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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Market Outlook: Crypto Economy Sheds $10B Overnight, Exchange Inflow and Sell Pressure Rises

Market Outlook: Crypto Economy Sheds $10B Overnight, Exchange Inflow and Sell Pressure RisesThe overall market capitalization of all 5,700+ cryptocurrencies in existence lost around $10 billion during the overnight trading sessions. Most crypto assets have lost 2-5% in value during the last 12 hours, and a number of speculators blame the recent Twitter hack. The price of bitcoin (BTC) and a number of other digital assets worldwide […]

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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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