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Bitcoin Options Trading Poses New Risks to the Market

The Bitcoin (BTC) market will have another source of risk – trading in options. The intention of derivative instruments is to hedge the risk for owners, or potential buyers. But trading option positions holds an additional risk of its own. Bitcoin Options Exposure Expected to Grow Next Year Options exposure is growing, as the markets...
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Deribit to Compensate Users for Its Error Resulting in Bitcoin Price Crash

Photo: Deribit On Thursday, October 31, Bitcoin witnessed a major flash crash to $9000 levels on two exchanges – Coinbase Pro and Deribit. On Thursday, at 19:55 UTC, BTC spot price crashed from $9260 to $9055 in a short span of time. Just within an hour later, futures and options exchange, Deribit saw BTC futures...
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Bitcoin Market Debacle: Coinbase Pro Goes Down, Price Goes Wild

What a day it’s been for the Bitcoin and cryptocurrency markets. Thursday saw the leading cryptocurrency trade at some absurd levels on some leading platforms due to an array of technological patterns. Some say that this decimates any chances of a Bitcoin exchange-traded fund (ETF) making it to market, at least in the U.S. anyway....
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Bitcoin 2020 options places 4% probability on breaking ATH before maturity

The crypto-winter finally came to a close after the world’s largest virtual asset surged substantially from April to May. The price peaked at $13,800 on June 26 before corrections took over. Bitcoin continued to consolidate above the $10,000 range, before the market sentiment changed after a few significant collapses in the coin’s price. At press...
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Appetite for Bitcoin Futures Is Growing

After all the fanfare, fevered anticipation, and breathless media coverage, Bakkt’s launch of bitcoin futures on Monday was a damp squib. Despite the rollout of physically delivered BTC futures going without a hitch, volumes were low, while the less said about bitcoin’s price in the aftermath, the better. Despite this inauspicious start, however, there is...
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Binance Takes Over Seychelles-Based Crypto Exchange JEX

Binance enters into the cryptocurrency derivatives market with the acquisition of an exchange based in Seychelles, JEX, which will rebrand to Binance JEX offering options, futures, and perpetual contracts. The crypto industry is growing constantly with new deals and investments dominating the scene over the years. Binance, the world’s largest exchange by trading volume, has...
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Deribit Cryptocurrency Futures & Options Trading: Complete Review

Deribit is a Bitcoin trading platform that enables individuals around the world to engage in futures and options trading. The team behind the project combined the first letters from the words Derivates and Bitcoin in order to create the name of their website, and members can use Bitcoin in order to make deposits, withdrawals, and...
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What Are Perpetual Contracts for Bitcoin? Futures Contracts Explained

Perpetual contracts for Bitcoin, otherwise known as perpetual swaps, are an enormously popular type of futures contract largely dominated by the exchange BitMEX. The XBT/USD perpetual swap is one of the flagship products offered by BitMEX, and is similarly provided by exchanges OKEx, Cryptofacilities, bitFlyer, and Deribit — competitors to BitMEX in offering Bitcoin derivatives...
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