Bitcoin price rallied 8.5% to recover the $32,000 level, but derivatives data shows pro traders still feel apprehensive.
Bitcoin Futures News
Bitcoin futures are a type of Bitcoin (BTC) trading that speculates on the upcoming price of the asset. Various BTC futures trading contracts exist with different expirations. Participants buy and sell Bitcoin futures contracts based on how they think Bitcoin’s price will perform in the future. Bitcoin futures contracts can be bought and sold before expiration. Once contracts expire, they are settled, and the holder receives the contracts’ worth in Bitcoin or cash, depending on the trading product and the going market rate for Bitcoin at the time. Cash-settled BTC futures pay out contract holders in cash, while physically settled Bitcoin futures pay out in BTC.
A number of crypto exchanges offer Bitcoin futures trading. Bitcoin futures also trade on mainstream markets through multiple avenues. The Chicago Mercantile Exchange, or CME, offers cash-settled Bitcoin futures, in addition to Bitcoin options on those futures.
The inverted pattern in the Bitcoin futures curve is a signal that investors’ confidence in BTC price continues to slump.16671
This year crypto derivatives traders faced some tough times, but the current situation seems much more favorable to Bitcoin bulls.14985
BTC traders are still searching for a bottom, but derivatives metrics show sentiment is negative and even the rally to $40,000 had little impact.8440
The Chicago-based derivatives market launched its Micro Bitcoin futures product in early May, providing investors with smaller positioning opportunities.12830
Institutional inflow to crypto is only getting started, but the technology promises to improve the futures markets beyond crypto.6306
Celebrity traders on Twitter frequently cite negative funding rates as a Bitcoin buy signal, but does data support this point of view?16260
Traders are looking for BTC and ETH to make a decisive move ahead of Friday’s $6 billion in quarterly futures and options expiries, but what does back-tested data show?60275
Mike Novogratz’s Galaxy Digital will serve as the counterparty entity for Goldman Sachs’s Bitcoin futures trading product.3593
The dYdX platform allows users to trade perpetual contracts with exposure to various crypto markets. It claims to have built the fastest decentralized exchange through layer-two solutions.4441
Bitcoin’s range breakout boosted sentiment but traders are waiting for a daily close above $41,000 before taking more decisive action.16419
Bitcoin’s price may have pumped 10% to $41,000, but derivatives indicators show top traders aren’t feeling so bullish.28254
Spot Bitcoin prices rallied toward $40,000 over the weekend but hinted at bullish exhaustion as CME Bitcoin futures opened Monday with a $1,500-plus gap.23551
The SEC has warned that “investors should understand that Bitcoin, including gaining exposure through the Bitcoin futures market, is a highly speculative investment.”9210
Bitcoin futures curve was in backwardation for most of 2018, a year when BTC lost 74% of its value, JPMorgan noted.16374