Pro traders added to shorts as Bitcoin price broke $12K — Data shows

As Bitcoin (BTC) breaks the $12,000 resistance, derivatives markets are flirting with overly excessive bullish sentiment. The futures basis and the options 25% delta skew both reached the same levels seen now on October 12 when BTC briefly tested $11,700 but failed to maintain momentum.

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Bitcoin price rally to $12K is meaningless until bulls flip it to support

On Tuesday Bitcoin (BTC) bulls mustered enough strength to push BTC price slightly above the $12K mark, a level not seen since Sept. 1. 
Cryptocurrency daily market performance snapshot. Source: Coin360
The move occurred after Monday’s (Oct.

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Study finds CME drives Bitcoin price, but it excludes stablecoin volumes

On Oct. 14, Wilshire Phoenix investment firm released its Efficient Price Discovery report, which detailed how CME Bitcoin (BTC) futures impact Bitcoin price discovery.
The firm concluded that “CME Bitcoin futures contribute more to price discovery than its related spot markets.

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Sharp Bitcoin price move brewing as BTC volatility falls to a 16-month low

Bitcoin (BTC) options aggregate open interest has increased to $2 billion, which is 13% below the all-time high. Although the open interest is still heavily concentrated on Deribit exchange, the Chicago Mercantile Exchange (CME) has also reached $300 million.

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Foresight or folly? Data show 70% of exchanges are unmoved by DeFi volume

A recent survey by cryptocurrency data aggregator, CryptoCompare, shows that centralized exchange operators do not see the emergence of decentralized trading venues like Uniswap as a threat despite growing volume and activity in the DeFi space.

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Multiple data points suggest Bitcoin’s 2017-style bull run has begun

Last week, Bitcoin (BTC) saw its price rise 6.95%, rising from $10,804 on October 5 to $11,555 by October 12. The surge marked the best performing week for the price of Bitcoin since July and data show a noticeable shift in market sentiment around the digital asset.

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