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
Risk-averse BTC derivatives traders throw in the towel after futures contracts trade below the spot market price.
Bitcoin futures enter backwardation for the first time in a year
Marcel Pechman
Market Analysis
Is it time to be greedy? Experienced market makers and arbitrage desks have turned strongly risk-averse as BTC price dropped to $22,600.
Bitcoin derivatives data shows no ‘bottom’ in sight as traders avoid leveraged long positions
Marcel Pechman
Expert Take
The lawsuit against Gemini is not about an exchange-traded fund — it’s about how a particular Bitcoin futures contract is being represented.
The CFTC’s action against Gemini is bad news for Bitcoin ETFs
Carol Goforth
The agency says the exchange gave false information in person and in documents in its 2017 bid to be among the first to offer Bitcoin futures contracts.
CFTC sues Gemini claiming crypto exchange lied in futures contract evaluation
Derek Andersen
Chief financial officer André Milanez said that the product will launch within the next si months.
The Brazilian Stock Exchange will launch Bitcoin and Ethereum futures
Cassio Gusson
Market Analysis
BTC is in a lengthy downtrend but three key price metrics explain why traders are confident that the $38,000 level will hold.
3 reasons why Bitcoin price is clinging to $38,000
Marcel Pechman
Altcoin Watch
SNX price got a boost after the project geared up for participation in the L2 Curve Wars and Optimism airdrop hunters engaged with the protocol.
Synthetix (SNX) rallies in anticipation of L2 Curve Wars and Optimism airdrop announcement
Jordan Finneseth
Market Analysis
Bitcoin options markets are pricing further downside while margin traders are going increasingly long.
Is Bitcoin 'cheap' below $40,000? BTC derivative metrics are mixed
Marcel Pechman

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