Investor interest in ether options is stronger than ever, possibly due to excitement surrounding Ethereum’s long-awaited protocol change, dubbed ETH 2.0.  Data from major exchanges – Deribit and OKEx – shows that open interest in…

Bitcoin (BTC) traders are changing their habits in 2020 — but volatility is still dominated by the start of New York stock market trading. According to data currently circulating on social media, volatility for the…

Ethereum will soon transition from a proof-of-work (PoW) algorithm to proof-of-stake (PoS). The major protocol upgrade that is scheduled for Q3 2020 will transform the crypto-economic incentives around validating transactions. In fact, those holding ETH…

Bitcoin is reporting moderate gains on Monday as gold, a safe haven asset, rallies amid renewed coronavirus concerns.  At press time, the cryptocurrency is priced around $9,430 – up 1.5% on the day – having…

Bitcoin's options market suggests Monday's price drop could be short-lived. However, the cryptocurrency remains vulnerable to a sell-off in stocks and increased miner hoarding is a sign the market lacks strength. Bitcoin is feeling the…

Derivative contracts on ether are more popular than ever, as evidenced by record open positions in options listed on the Panama-based derivatives exchange Deribit. Open interest, or the number of contracts outstanding and not yet…

Despite major volatility caused by the halving, Bitcoin has ended yet another Q2 in the green. After showing poor performance in Q1 being down 10% QoQ, Bitcoin closed the year’s second quarter with a price…

Bitcoin’s price is gathering upward momentum as traders buy fewer put options, which are bearish bets on the top cryptocurrency.  At press time, bitcoin was changing hands near $9,400, representing a 2% gain on the…

Investor interest in bitcoin options listed on the Chicago Mercantile Exchange (CME) peaked to record highs in the days after the recent halving event.  Bitcoin underwent its much-anticipated reward halving on Monday, at which point…

Bitcoin's price volatility has declined following the network's third mining reward halving event on Monday.   The reward per block mined on bitcoin's blockchain was reduced to 6.25 BTC from 12.5 BTC at 19:23 UTC,…