Product End: Bitcoin Claws Back to $ 36.4K While 25% of Ether Options Will End in March

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Bitcoin is making gains, although many days are seeing cryptocurrency as a holding model. Meanwhile, a quarter of ether options expires in March, meaning traders are making some bets on the first fiscal quarter of 2021.

  • Bitcoin (BTC) traded around $ 36,286 as of 21:00 UTC (4 pm ET). Get 5.5% over the previous 24 hours.
  • 24-hour Bitcoin size: $ 32,463- $ 36,552 (CoinDesk 20)
  • BTC above the 10-hour moving averages and the 50-hour moving average on the hourly chart, a bullish signal for market analysts.


Bitcoin trading on Bitstamp from 10 January.
Source: Business View

Bitcoin was able to recover from a down payment on Wednesday. After going as low as $ 32,463 around 01:00 UTC (8 pm ET Tuesday), it was able to stay in the $ 34,500- $ 35,000 range before moving out to $ 36,464 before settling at $ 36,286 as of typing time.

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Despite the past few hours of financial gains, analysts refer to the day of low price as a “side” or “altar” market. It is not clear after so much excitement for the world’s oldest cryptocurrency in the first few days of 2021 what could happen next in the long run, according to Misha Alefirenko, founder of VelvetFormula.

“I don’t have a clear view at the moment,” Alefirenko told CoinDesk. “It looks like the big guys are leaving to stand and watch. The product has to find its own balance. ”

Bitcoin spot levels are taking a breather after Monday’s zenith high of $ 13.5 billion for the eight exchanges followed by CoinDesk 20. On Thursday, the value is at $ 4 billion as of press time, approaching past $ 3.8 month of daily average spot.


BTC / USD rates daily on major exchanges over the past month.
(Shuai Hao / CoinDesk Research)
Source: CryptoCompare

However, Constantin Kogan, partner at crypto investment company Wave Financial, has a bearish outlook for the bitcoin market. “We could go even lower to $ 23,000,” Kogan said. Because “buy dip” is a strategy set up in the crypto market if digital assets start to grow, prices could eventually find a near-term approach to them. There is a Kogan from which they (traders) will start buying back, ”Kogan added.

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Another chart to note as bitcoin prices have risen more than 23% so far this year is that of the dollar index (DXY), the size of the greenback power versus the basket of other currencies. This time last year, the DXY index price has exceeded 97. So in 2021, it is trying to stay above 90.


4-hour US Dollar chart last year.
Source: Business View

Wagan Financial’s Kogan also notes that there has been a close, albeit close, relationship between U.S. duckets and bitcoin. “The decline in bitcoin Monday occurred simultaneously with the darkening of the dollar index,” he said. “As a result, the two largest currencies – digital and traditional – once again show the opposite.”

The end of Ether piling options in March

The second largest by stock market, ether (ETH), is on Wednesday, trading around $ 1,110 and climbing 2.5% in 24 hours as of 21:00 UTC (4:00 pm ET).

The amount of open interest in ether options is very favorable towards the end of March 21. That is where 25% of the current open options are available, according to data from the Skew conference.


Ether options open interest through the expiration date.
Source: Skew

“Most of the time it is rolling,” said Vishal Shah, founder of Alpha5 exchange derivatives, referring to a forum where traders “rolled up” to a higher strike price. And while most strikes favor the sub-spot price- $ 800, most of the trades for Thursday have calls (62%) instead of calls (39%).


Current streaming option.
Source: Skew

Shah told CoinDesk the March 21 deadline has improved nicely with the end of the spending quarter and could explain why it is taking the lion’s share of ether options open interest. “The quarterbacks are usually larger than the monthly, and March is now the closest quarterly conclusion,” he said.

Other products

The digital assets on CoinDesk 20 are all green Wednesday. Major achievements as of 21:00 UTC (4:00 pm ET):

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  • Oil is down 0.75%. Price per barrel of West Texas Intermediate crude: $ 52.86.
  • Gold is in the red 0.35% and is at $ 1,848 as of press time.
  • The 10-year U.S. Treasury index fell on Thursday to 1.090 and is down 3.3%.


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