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Over $4 Billion in Bitcoin Options Set to Expire Friday, BTC Derivatives Markets Still Frothy

Bitcoin options markets are set to see a large expiry on Friday as more than 77,000 BTC worth over $4 billion in derivatives contracts are set to expire. The lion’s share of bitcoin options stems from the derivatives trading platform Deribit, as the exchange has more than $11 billion in open interest today. Sizzling Hot […]

Over $4 Billion in Bitcoin Options Set to Expire Friday, BTC Derivatives Markets Still Frothy

Bitcoin options markets are set to see a large expiry on Friday as more than 77,000 BTC worth over $4 billion in derivatives contracts are set to expire. The lion’s share of bitcoin options stems from the derivatives trading platform Deribit, as the exchange has more than $11 billion in open interest today. Sizzling Hot […]

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

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. Binance Captures the Bitcoin Futures Lead Not too long ago, Bitcoin.com’s […]

Defi on Bitcoin Cash Gets a Boost- Smart Money Startup General Protocols Raises $3 Million from Investors

On March 1, the startup General Protocols announced the company has raised $3 million in a Series A financing round led by a number of strategic investors. General Protocols is the firm behind the Anyhedge protocol, the first decentralized finance (defi) project built on the Bitcoin Cash network. ‘The Untapped Power Behind the Concept of […]

Defi on Bitcoin Cash Gets a Boost- Smart Money Startup General Protocols Raises $3 Million from Investors

On March 1, the startup General Protocols announced the company has raised $3 million in a Series A financing round led by a number of strategic investors. General Protocols is the firm behind the Anyhedge protocol, the first decentralized finance (defi) project built on the Bitcoin Cash network. ‘The Untapped Power Behind the Concept of […]

Bit.com’s Daily Volume for Bitcoin Cash Options Doubled Every Day Since Launch

At the end of January, the Matrixport subsidiary and leading derivatives exchange Bit.com announced the introduction of bitcoin cash perpetual swaps and options. Following the launch, the daily 24-hour volume has exceeded expectations doubling every day ever since. During the last few years, there’s been a number of derivatives exchanges leveraging bitcoin (BTC) and ethereum […]

Bit.com’s Daily Volume for Bitcoin Cash Options Doubled Every Day Since Launch

At the end of January, the Matrixport subsidiary and leading derivatives exchange Bit.com announced the introduction of bitcoin cash perpetual swaps and options. Following the launch, the daily 24-hour volume has exceeded expectations doubling every day ever since. During the last few years, there’s been a number of derivatives exchanges leveraging bitcoin (BTC) and ethereum […]

DMEX Integrates xDAI for Cheap Decentralized Perpetual Contracts With up to 100x Leverage and No KYC

PRESS RELEASE. In response to rising gas prices during the last weeks, DMEX has moved its trade processing to xDAI sidechain that allows for much cheaper transaction recording. Customer funds are still stored on an Ethereum smart contract, the trade recording, however, is now performed on xDAI. This change allows users to place orders as […]

Crypto Derivatives Surge, Bitcoin Options Open Interest Climbs to $9.6 Billion

Bitcoin options open interest has reached $9.6 billion according to derivatives market data as the metric is nearing the high captured on January 7, 2021. Moreover, the aggregate open interest in bitcoin futures is steadily nearing all-time highs. While cryptocurrency spot markets have consolidated, bitcoin-based derivatives markets have seen continuous action. At the time of […]

CME Becomes Biggest Bitcoin Futures Exchange as Institutional Interest Rises

Chicago Mercantile Exchange (CME) has taken the prime spot on the list of the biggest bitcoin futures trading platforms, indicating a continued rise in institutional participation. With an open interest of $2.1 billion, the CME accounted for 19.09% of the global tally of $11 billion on Wednesday – the highest among major exchanges tracked by […]

Blockchain Projects Detoken and Anyhedge Launch Bringing Defi to Bitcoin Cash

On December 30, the decentralized finance (defi) platform Detoken and the firm General Protocols announced the launch of Anyhedge, the first public defi product built on the Bitcoin Cash network. Detoken users will be able to hedge or long their bitcoin cash and earn a funding premium while holding their keys in a noncustodial fashion. […]

Weekend Market Action Sees Bitcoin Touch $24K, $1 Billion in Short Positions Liquidated

Bitcoin and the crypto economy continue to see strong gains, as the price of the leading crypto-asset touched an all-time high on Saturday, December 19, 2020. That morning around 11:45 a.m. EST, bitcoin touched a price high at $24,217, but got pushed below the $24k handle shortly after. The entire cryptocurrency economy is up over […]

Weekend Market Action Sees Bitcoin Touch $24K, $1 Billion in Short Positions Liquidated

Bitcoin and the crypto economy continue to see strong gains, as the price of the leading crypto-asset touched an all-time high on Saturday, December 19, 2020. That morning around 11:45 a.m. EST, bitcoin touched a price high at $24,217, but got pushed below the $24k handle shortly after. The entire cryptocurrency economy is up over […]

FTX Seeks to Launch Coinbase Futures Market Ahead of Public Listing

Cryptocurrency exchange FTX is “working on†a pre-listing futures market for Coinbase after the U.S.-based exchange announced its S-1 filing Thursday. In a direct message with CoinDesk, FTX CEO Sam Bankman-Fried said his team has plans to offer Coinbase futures, once it gains clarity from regulators, which is not assured. FTX is currently in discussions […]

CME Announces Ether Futures Contracts

The Chicago Mercantile Exchange (CME) announced Wednesday that it will launch a futures contract on ether, the world’s second-largest cryptocurrency by market value, in February 2021. Ether futures will be listed on Feb. 8 – more than three years after bitcoin futures went live. Each contract will have 50 units of ether and the derivative […]

DMEX Opens Public API Access

PRESS RELEASE. DMEX, the leading decentralized derivatives exchange is officially announcing its public API launch for its users. DMEX, the decentralized BitMEX alternative, is opening its API for public use. Now traders can connect to the exchange and execute trades using their own interfaces or trading bots, bringing DMEX closer and closer to fully replacing […]

Bitcoin Derivatives Firm ErisX Adds Cash-Settled Contracts After Physically Settled Futures Fall Flat

Cryptocurrency derivatives platform ErisX launched cash-settled bounded futures on Tuesday, after seeing little interest from the market for its physically settled futures.  ErisX CEO Thomas Chippas said the company had released physically settled futures thinking traders would be interested in trading spot bitcoin with the protection of a futures exchange and a futures clearinghouse. Cash-settled […]

Market Update: Bull Trap Warnings After Bitcoin Shoots Above $18k Handle

Digital asset markets have recaptured some of the losses taken three days ago, as a great majority of the crypto economy has started to rebound after the market rout. Bitcoin has climbed above the $18k handle once again and a myriad of crypto assets are up between 1-6% during the last 24 hours. After dropping […]

MCS Introduces a Market Maker Program With the Best Benefits in the Industry

PRESS RELEASE. Singapore, November 23, 2020 — MCS (MyCoinStory), a fast-growing cryptocurrency derivatives exchange headquartered in Singapore, announced on November 23 that it has officially launched a market maker program. As a latecomer to the industry, MCS claimed that it has prepared unprecedented benefits, in comparison with other exchanges, for its market maker program. As […]

Bitcoin Faces Volatility Rise as Futures Market Shows Signs of Overheating

A metric from bitcoin’s perpetual futures market suggests some traders may have become overleveraged during the recent rally to above $18,000. The average level of the “funding rate†across major exchanges has risen sharply from 0.023% to a five-month high of 0.087% in the past 48 hours, according to data source Glassnode. “Rising funding rates […]

Bitcoin Derivatives See Record Highs, Year-End BTC Options Show 29% Chance Price Crosses $20K

As the crypto economy sets its sights on half of a trillion in USD value, digital currency derivatives markets are swelling significantly. Bitcoin futures have surpassed a six-month high at $52 billion, while the crypto asset’s options markets have jumped massively too. Additionally, bitcoin options markets indicate that traders wager there’s a 29% chance the […]

BTC Options Open Interest Surges, Traders Look to an Unfilled Bitcoin Futures Gap at $18K

Bitcoin prices have been volatile during the last few weeks, but have managed to climb higher in value at the same time. This week bitcoin derivatives markets, specifically futures and options, show that crypto asset traders should expect more swings going forward. Some traders believe that the digital currency’s price could fill two unfilled gaps […]