CME Bitcoin futures open interest hits 8-month high, greater than when BTC price was at $65K

Open interest (OI) for Bitcoin (BTC) Futures trading on the Chicago Mercantile Exchange (CME) inched toward a new record high Thursday as BTC reclaimed its five-month high of $58,550 on BitStamp.

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All bark and some bite. China’s Bitcoin ban puts traders in the ‘fear’ zone

China bans Bitcoin (BTC), again.
No, we’re not traveling back in time. On Sept. 24, the People’s Bank of China (PBoC) published a new set of measures to promote inter-departmental coordination on cracking down on crypto activity.

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Bitcoin bulls control Friday’s $1.7B monthly options expiry

On Friday, July 30, a total of 42,850 Bitcoin (BTC) option contracts ($1.7 billion) are set to expire. This might be the first time since the May 21 weekly expiry that bulls will be able to profit from the $40,000 call (buy) options.

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CME Micro Bitcoin futures surpass 1M contracts as institutional speculation grows

Institutional exposure to cryptocurrencies via derivatives continued to grow in the second quarter, as CME Group’s newly launched Bitcoin (BTC) micro contract received considerable uptick in its first two months of trading.

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Here’s what would happen to Bitcoin if the government tried to take it over

On June 7, the United States government task force seized more than $2 million in Bitcoin (BTC) to pay a ransom following an attack on the Colonial Pipeline system. A warrant filed with the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of California shows that authorities recovered 63.7 BTC.

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Bitcoin bears dominate Friday’s $2.1B BTC options expiry with a $585M lead

A total of 53,400 Bitcoin (BTC) options are set to expiry on Friday, May 28. At first sight, bulls appear to lead as the $2.1 billion open interest call (buy) to put (sell) options ratio stands at 1.32, favoring the neutral-to-bullish derivatives.

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Data shows the ‘Bitcoin price drops ahead of CME expiries’ claim is a myth

Historically, activity surrounding the Bitcoin (BTC) monthly futures and options expiry has been blamed for weakening bullish momentum. A few studies from 2019 found a 2.3% average drop in BTC price 40 hours before the CME futures settlement date.

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