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  • How is the Bitcoin market reacting to its biggest expiry
    How is the Bitcoin market reacting to its biggest expiry
    It's safe to say 2020 has not gone the way most people thought it would.
  • Will Bitcoin Futures fail to replicate Q2 2020's activity?
    Will Bitcoin Futures fail to replicate Q2 2020's activity?
    On 26 June, Bitcoin's quarterly Futures contract reached its expiry after Bitcoin Futures' Open Interest touched a 3-month high of $98 million on Deribit.
  • Best Before: 26 June 2020
    Best Before: 26 June 2020
    What's going to be interesting is BTC options expiry as close to $1bn of open interest (or more than 100k BTC options) will set to expire today.
  • Market Says 'Meh' as Largest Ever Bitcoin Options Expires
    Market Says 'Meh' as Largest Ever Bitcoin Options Expires
    Following what was hyped as “the largest options expiry in history” for bitcoin (BTC) Friday morning, little has changed in the bitcoin spot market so far, where prices today have hovered mostly in the range of USD 9,100 to 9,200. Zooming in on the shorter timeframes, however, it is clear that a brief sell-off occurred just ahead of the options expiry, followed by a
  • Even $7.9K Bitcoin Price Won’t Help Bears Ahead of $1B BTC Options Expiry
    Even $7.9K Bitcoin Price Won’t Help Bears Ahead of $1B BTC Options Expiry
    Even a 15% correction won’t help bears as Bitcoin price remains bullish ahead of Friday’s record $1.06 billion BTC options expiry. This Friday’s Bitcoin (BTC) futures and options expiry has been causing anxiety and excitement amongst traders as the price has oscillated with no clear trend for the past 30 days.  There have been moments of euphoria as the price briefly broke the $10,000 level earlier this month, but recently emotions have become slightly bearish as the market dropped below $9,000 on Wednesday night. Bitcoin (USD) versus S&P 500 mini futures. Sou
  • Is Scam Selling Suppressing the Price of Bitcoin?
    Is Scam Selling Suppressing the Price of Bitcoin?
    Scam selling, a big win for privacy from Apple, new jobless claims in the “whack-a-mole” economy and the biggest BTC options expiry ever.
  • Deribit Has 63% Dominance Over the Bitcoin Options Market
    Deribit Has 63% Dominance Over the Bitcoin Options Market
    Deribit has emerged as the most dominant Bitcoin derivatives exchange ahead of a massive expiry of options contracts on Friday.
  • Bitcoin Options Open Interest Hits Peak Hours Before Giant $1B Expiry
    Bitcoin Options Open Interest Hits Peak Hours Before Giant $1B Expiry
    CME Group sees a new all-time high for combined Bitcoin derivatives open interest, with options driving the momentum. Bitcoin (BTC) options continue to see record open interest this week with a $1 billion expiration just one day away. According to data from on-chain analytics tool Glassnode and others, demand for options continues to underscore the uncertain market mood. CME Bitcoin futures open interest beats record On June 25, open interest in Deribit Bitcoin futures hit three-month highs of $98 million, while options open interest now stands at $1.2 billion.  The overall derivatives gains have been broadly driven by options demand — something that speaks to investors’ confidence in the Bitcoin price trajectory for the rest of 2020.  As Cointelegraph reported last month, when downward price pressure characterized BTC/USD in a similar way to current conditions, options data showed just a 9% chance of all-time highs of $20,000 returning this year.  Nonetheless, futures are booming — CME Group likewise posted record open interest for its futures and options on Wednesday. “The total open interest for bitcoin derivatives on CME (futures + options) just reached a new all-time high.
  • 3 Indicators Show Traders Are Bullish on Friday’s Bitcoin Futures Expiry
    3 Indicators Show Traders Are Bullish on Friday’s Bitcoin Futures Expiry
    The longer-term Bitcoin futures contracts premium has consistently increased alongside top traders net exposure, signaling bullish sentiment for Friday’s expiry. Investors are magnetically attracted by the $1.1 billion Bitcoin and Ether options expiry scheduled to occur Friday, June 26, but they might be missing some relevant indicators of the futures contracts.  June 26 will also be the last trading day for many weekly and monthly Bitcoin (BTC) futures totaling $665 million at the time of writing. For futures participants, longs (buyers) and shorts (sellers) are always balanced; hence no price impact can be inferred.
  • Bitcoin Options Market Faces Record $1 Billion Expiry on Friday
    Bitcoin Options Market Faces Record $1 Billion Expiry on Friday
    The cryptocurrency’s options market is on its way to a record $1 billion monthly expiry this Friday.