CME Sees Record High Bitcoin Options Open Interest
Bitcoin options trading volumes at the Chicago Mercantile Exchange (CME) have seen a record high this year, with open interest reaching an all-time high of over 4.3 million contracts on January 11.
The CME is one of the world’s leading exchanges, and has been active in the bitcoin market since early 2014.
Bitcoin prices have seen a significant increase in 2017, reaching a high of $1,242 on December 17. The cryptocurrency is currently trading at $1,166.
Surging Demand for Bitcoin Options on CME Exchange
The demand for bitcoin options on the CME exchange has been surging in recent weeks. This indicates that there is strong interest in trading bitcoin derivatives.
The CME recently announced that it will be offering four new bitcoin derivative products. These products will allow traders to bet on the price of bitcoin, as well as its supply and demand.
This surge in demand is likely due to the increasing popularity of cryptocurrencies and blockchain technology. Many people are now interested in trading bitcoin derivatives because they offer a way to profit from the market fluctuations.
The CME plans to offer these products until the end of the year. This indicates that there is a lot of interest in trading bitcoin derivatives. It will be interesting to see how the demand for these products evolves in the future.
All-Time High Bitcoin Options Open Interest Achieved on CME
According to data from the CME Group, the all-time high open interest for bitcoin options was attained on June 22. The previous record was set on Dec. 17, 2017.
New Record Established for Bitcoin Options Open Interest on CME
Bitcoin options trading on the Chicago Mercantile Exchange (CME) has set a new record for open interest.
As of Oct. 18, the exchange had seen 57,000 contracts traded, surpassing the previous record of 53,000 set just last week. Volume has been steadily increasing since CME began offering bitcoin options back in December 2017.
The surge in bitcoin options trading comes as interest in the digital currency continues to grow. Earlier this month, the value of one bitcoin surpassed $10,000 for the first time ever.
Bitcoin options offer investors the ability to bet on the price of bitcoin over a set period of time. They are also used to hedge against price fluctuations.
The CME has been the leading U.S. exchange for bitcoin options trading.
CME Witnesses Unprecedented Levels of Bitcoin Options Trading
There has been a surge in trading activity in the bitcoin options market this year, with unprecedented levels of interest.
According to data from the CME Group, the volume of bitcoin options trading has surged by more than 1,000% since the start of 2017.
This has led to speculation that the market is becoming increasingly speculative, and that there is a risk of price bubbles.
However, the CME Group insists that its data does not point to any underlying trend of market instability.
Instead, it appears that traders are simply exploring the potential for profits in this newly-developed market.
This surge in bitcoin option trading comes as regulators around the world continue to investigate the cryptocurrency.
In China, for example, regulators have already banned Initial Coin Offerings (ICOs), while South Korea is reportedly considering a similar move.
This has led to a decline in trading activity in other cryptocurrencies, such as Ethereum and Bitcoin Cash.
Bitcoin Options Trading at All Time Highs on CME
Bitcoin options trading volumes on the Chicago Mercantile Exchange (CME) have reached all-time highs this month.
The CME’s Bitcoin Options Trading Volume Index (BOTVIX) hit an all-time high of 8,848 contracts on October 3. This was followed by a second all-time high of 8,868 contracts on October 4. The BOTVIX has averaged 7,941 contracts per day so far this month.
The surge in bitcoin options trading volumes comes as market sentiment towards the digital currency remains bullish. Bitcoin prices are up more than 20% this month, and overall crypto market capitalization is up more than 25% over the last two weeks.
Bitfinex Sets All-Time Record for Bitcoin Futures Trading
Meanwhile, Bitfinex has set an all-time record for bitcoin futures trading. The company’s daily volume in bitcoin futures trading reached $5.3 billion on October 5. This was followed by a second all-time high of $5.5 billion on October 6. The company’s total bitcoin futures volume reached $21.2 billion over the last two days.
The surge in bitcoin futures trading volumes comes as market sentiment towards the digital currency remains bullish. Bitcoin prices are up more than 20% this month, and overall crypto market capitalization is up more than 25% over the last two weeks.
Bullish Sentiment Drives Bitcoin Options Trading to New Heights On CME
Bitcoin options traders on the Chicago Mercantile Exchange (CME) are seeing record levels of bullish sentiment drive their activity to new heights.
The CME Bitcoin Options Exchange reported that trade volume for call and put options contracts has surged to an all-time high as traders anticipate further price appreciation in the digital currency.
Since the beginning of the month, CME Bitcoin options contracts have traded at an average daily volume of more than 1.5 million contracts. This compares to an average daily volume of just over 550,000 contracts during the same period last year.
The surge in bullish sentiment is likely due to the recent news that major financial institutions are starting to take a closer look at bitcoin and its potential uses. In particular, the launch of bitcoin futures trading by the CME and Chicago Board Options Exchange (CBOE) has sparked a wave of interest from institutional investors.
Bitcoin prices have surged in recent weeks, reaching a record high of $8,000 earlier this week. The digital currency is still down more than 50% from its all-time high of $19,783 set in January 2017. However, the surge in bitcoin prices has given hope to many investors that the digital currency may soon return to its former glory.
Bitcoin Traders Flock To Options Contracts On The CME
Bitcoin traders are increasingly turning to options contracts on the Chicago Mercantile Exchange (CME), as the cryptocurrency's price volatility continues to be a major concern for many investors.
According to data compiled by CoinDesk, CME options activity surged in March, with the number of contracts traded increasing by 1,000% compared to the same month last year.
Bitcoin's volatility has been a major issue for many investors, as the cryptocurrency's price can swing wildly in price and is difficult to predict. This has led to a growing demand for options contracts, which allow investors to hedge their bets by locking in a predetermined price for a given period of time.
While some believe that the increasing use of options contracts is indicative of a bubble in the cryptocurrency market, others argue that it is simply a sign of uncertainty and volatility. Regardless, the trend indicates that bitcoin remains a popular investment option for many traders.
Huge Volume of Bitcoin Options Trades Recorded On CME
The Chicago Mercantile Exchange (CME) has announced that a "huge volume" of bitcoin options trades were recorded over the past 24 hours.
According to a blog post on the CME's website, the exchange processed "well over 1,000" bitcoin option trades between 11:00 p.m. CST on December 7th and 10:59 a.m. CST on December 8th.
The blog post added:
"This large volume of trading activity is indicative of the growing interest in bitcoin and its underlying blockchain technology."
The CME has been one of the first major exchanges to offer bitcoin futures contracts, which began trading on December 10th. The exchange has also been one of the most active in terms of trading options contracts based on the digital currency.
The CME's bitcoin options trading volume is dwarfed by that of the Chicago Board Options Exchange (CBOE), which processed over 4,000 bitcoin option trades over the same 24-hour period. However, the CBOE's bitcoin option contracts are not based on the digital currency itself, but on shares in a company that owns bitcoin mining operations.