Category: bitcoin options

‘Black Thursday’ Distortion Makes Bitcoin Options Look Cheaper

With a key metric declining to record lows, bitcoin’s options market may be underpricing cryptocurrency’s future volatility. Analysts say the data is being distorted by “Black Thursday’s” 40% drop.  The spread between bitcoin’s three-month implied volatility (IV) and historical...

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CFTC Approves Bitnomial to Offer Futures Contracts Settled in Real Bitcoin

The U.S. Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC) approved Bitnomial Exchange to operate as a designated contracts market (DCM), meaning the exchange can now offer bitcoin futures and options contracts. The approval, granted Monday, brings a new player to the...

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Bitcoin Options Saw Record Volume of $198M Amid Recent Price Drop

Trading volume records in bitcoin’s options market were smashed on Monday as investors scrambled to hedge their positions amid the sell-off. Major exchanges – Deribit, LedgerX, Bakkt, OKEx, CME – registered total trading volume of $198 million, surpassing the...

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