Over $4 Billion in Bitcoin Options Set to Expire Friday, BTC Derivatives Markets Still Frothy

Over $4 Billion in Bitcoin Options Set to Expire Friday, BTC Derivatives Markets Still Frothy


Bitcoin options markets are set to see a large expiry on Friday as more than 77,000 BTC worth over $4 billion in derivatives contracts are set to expire. The lion’s share of bitcoin options stems from the derivatives trading platform Deribit, as the exchange has more than $11 billion in open interest today.

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Crypto derivatives markets, particularly futures, perpetual swaps, and options have continued to see relentless demand in recent weeks. As far as options are concerned, a great number of puts and calls will expire in two days and a touch over 12 hours from now. On April 26, the data analytics company Skew.com tweeted about the 77k BTC worth over $4 billion that will be expiring this week.

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“77k bitcoin options expiring this week,” Skew tweeted. “$50k and $52k strikes open in good size,” the analytics provider further noted.

Image via Skew.com’s Twitter account.

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