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Cryptocurrency traders have so far apparently shown little confidence in bitcoin, the flagship cryptocurrency, climbs back to $ 10,000 this year, according to data from analytics firm Skew, which tracks bitcoin futures and option data.
Per its founder, Emmanuel Goh, bitcoin options trading volumes have doubled since the beginning of the year and now see $ 10 million traded one day. Options allow investors to bet on the price of BTC to reach a certain level at a specified time, and current data shows that dealers are not betting on a 201
Per Goh, they put a 5% change – 4 delta – on BTC hit $ 10,000 in September. He told MarketWatch:
We have a $ 10k expiration date, currently priced with a 5 delta.
According to the news release, there is an option option of $ 20,000 expiring within three months. These options give their holders the right – but not the obligation – to purchase their underlying asset at a certain price for a specified period of time.
Per Goh, this deal was probably a "bullish trade made last year when investors were still discussing the short-term opportunity to make new heights." According to option traders, the probability of bitcoin trading of $ 20,000 in three months is essentially zero.
In particular, the bitcoins price has been restored since it was low at around $ 3,200 last December. The year-long bear market, which saw it fall from nearly $ 20,000 to low, seems to be over, although recovery has been slow.
At press time, bitcoin trades close to the $ 4,100 mark, which is down by 0.3% in the last 24-hour period. Flaggship Cryptocurrency's market value is $ 72.2 billion.
While Goh noted that option trades over $ 10,000 have seen "little action too late," he did notice that a major trade can trigger "much more trade "as trading can encrypt to secure bets they have placed.