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.

Market Analysis
An unprecedented number of BTC margin longs recently closed at Bitfinex, leaving analysts searching for explanations.
Why did 12K Bitcoin margin longs close at Bitfinex, and why didn’t it impact BTC price?
Marcel Pechman
Market Analysis
BTC options and derivatives markets seem unfazed by the CFTC’s recent action against Binance, but is that a good or a bad sign?
Bitcoin price holds its ground in the wake of CFTC case against Binance
Marcel Pechman
Market Analysis
Bitcoin price finally broke through the $28,000 mark, but BTC futures and options data suggest some traders are uneasy about the strength of the recent bullish ...
Investors shelter in short-term Treasurys, reducing Bitcoin’s chance of rallying to $30K
Marcel Pechman
Volatility products are popular with traditional investors, as they enable portfolio hedging, risk management and speculation.
Betting on turmoil: Deribit launches Bitcoin volatility futures
Sam Bourgi
Markets News
The crypto market is up today as Bitcoin and altcoins react to $300 billion liquidity from the Federal Reserve — move being labeled new quantitative easing (QE)...
Why is the crypto market up today?
William Suberg
Market Update
A day of important macroeconomic news in the U.S. and Europe sees BTC price action circling the all-important $25,000 zone.
Bitcoin returns to $25K as Credit Suisse bailout precedes EU rate hike move
William Suberg
Market Analysis
On March 12, Bitcoin futures traded 5.5% below regular spot exchanges, causing volatility in derivatives markets.
Bitcoin futures premium falls to lowest level in a year, triggering traders' alerts
Marcel Pechman
Market Analysis
BTC traders at Bitfinex and OKX are unwilling to use margin markets for bearish bets, creating an alarming imbalance that investors should pay close attention t...
Bitcoin leverage ramps up as BTC's margin long-to-shorts ratio hits a record $2.5B high
Marcel Pechman

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