Main navigation

Deribit Shows Bitcoin Options Open Interest Worth $1.79 Bln—80% of Market Volume

Fri, 07/31/2020 - 12:09
article image
Yuri Molchan
One of the major exchanges dealing with BTC options, Deribit, reports open interest for BTC options totaling eighty percent of the current market volume—$1.79 bln
Deribit Shows Bitcoin Options Open Interest Worth $1.79 Bln—80% of Market Volume
Cover image via
Read U.TODAY on
Google News

Deribit exchange has tweeted that at the moment its open interest (OI) for Bitcoin options totals $1.79 bln.

Meanwhile, Skew analytics agency reported that 68,000 Bitcoin options are expected to expire today.

Deribit BTC options OI approaches $2 bln

The Deribit exchange has been leading in the volume of OI for Bitcoin options, according to the chart published in its recent tweet.

The BTC options OI here totals $1.79 blnequal to eighty percent of the whole marketwhereas another large platform for trading crypto derivatives, CME Group, has shown a much smaller figure: $268 mln.

The maximum OI volume on OKEx is slightly below $100 mln. As for LedgerX, it is under $50 mln, and it is zero so far for Bakkt, as per the chart.

Image via Twitter

These figures, and the one shown by Deribit in particular, signify that interest in Bitcoin from both institutional and retail investors is quite high and continues to grow.

Meanwhile, as per Skew, analysts expect Bitcoin options worth 67,700 BTC to expire today.

An amount bigger than that could signify a splash of volatility for BTC, as it is not clear how many put or call options would be expiring. However, experts are not certain whether the expiration of 68,000 BTC options will shake the market or not have any impact at all.

PayPal Executives Hint About Launching Bitcoin Service During Earnings Call

260,000 ETH options about to expire

Skew has also shared a chart, according to which 260,000 Ethereum options are going to expire on Friday.

Options (calls and puts) are derivatives that enable a trader to deal with assets on a certain date in the future at a price agreed on beforehand.

Bulls use call options and bears work with puts. Large amounts of expiring options may impact the price of an asset if analysts know whether the majority of options that are expiring are calls or puts.

article image
About the author

Yuri is a crypto journalist interested in technology and technical innovations. He has been in crypto since 2017. Believes that blockchain and cryptocurrencies have a potential to transform the world in the future in many of its aspects. ‘Hodls’ major cryptocurrencies and has written for multiple crypto media outlets. 

His articles have been quoted by such crypto influencers as Tyler Winklevoss, John McAfee, CZ Binance, Max Keiser, etc.

Currently Yuri is a news writer at U.Today and can be contacted at