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

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.

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

Over $4 Billion in Bitcoin Options Set to Expire Friday, BTC Derivatives Markets Still Frothy
Image via Skew.com’s Twitter account.

“This is a very huge indicator in comparison with other expiration dates, which can have a significant impact on the market,” one person replied to Skew’s tweet. Data from both Skew.com’s main web portal and Deribit’s order book shows that a lion’s share of expiries is happening on Deribit.

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

Following the hefty weight of Deribit’s BTC options open interest, exchanges like Bit.com, Okex, Ledgerx, CME, and Huobi have seen rising demand. Data indicates the point where options players will stand to lose the most money is around $54k. If the expiry hits the ‘maximum pain’ inflection point, the market could see bitcoin option sellers reaping the most rewards. In terms of bitcoin options’ daily volume, Deribit has the most in that arena as well.

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