Trading volume for bitcoin and ether options grew 443% in 2021
December 27, 2021, 3:53PM EST
1 min read
The combined trading volume of bitcoin (BTC) and ether (ETH) options increased 443% in 2021, according to The Block Research.
In absolute numbers, the combined trading volume of bitcoin and ether options was over $387 billion in 2021, based on data as of December 27. Last year, bitcoin and ether options saw a combined trading volume of over $71 billion.
Deribit is the market leader for both bitcoin and ether options trading markets, having a giant share of over 90% as of December 27.
In addition to bitcoin and ether options, bitcoin and ether futures also saw a record trading volume in 2021. Their combined trading volume surged over $32 trillion in 2021 compared to over $7 trillion in 2020, representing a massive growth of 338%.
From the removal of many Russian banks from SWIFT to a seemingly constant flow of new sanctions, Russia’s invasion of Ukraine has left many to wonder: Is the country likely to lurch towards cryptocurrencies? And if so, what does this mean for businesses that are holding and/or using crypto? Crypto and sanctions evasion Although crypto […]
Ethereum had a breakout year in 2021. It’s native asset, ETH’s, market capitalization surpassed $500 billion for the first time. Its network facilitated upwards of $7 trillion value transfer. Non-fungible tokens (NFTs) emerged as another “killer application” that have put its technology on the global stage and caught the attention of the masses.