Open interest in Bitcoin derivatives hit new highs this week

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This week saw open interest in bitcoin options and futures surge to new highs, according to data collected by The Block Research.

On Sunday, open interest for bitcoin options reached $4.81 billion. Open interest refers to the total amount of contracts that have yet to be settled at a given time.

Eighty-one percent of bitcoin options open interest was on market leader Deribit, followed by Bit.com (6%) and CME (5.4%).

 

Open interest on Bitcoin futures reached $7.38 billion, a new high, the following day, per the data. OKEx led the way at 18.9%. Binance and CME were nearly tied at 15.6% and 14%, respectively. 

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Aug 11, 2021, 5:18PM UTC
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