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Surging Demand for Derivatives Is Fueling Bitcoin’s Resurgence

  • Usage seen as a sign new entrants are stepping into the market
  • Open interest in Bitcoin options jumps to a record high
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The forces that have re-awakened crypto prices have aroused activity in the digital-assets derivatives market too. 

Open interest in Bitcoin options has skyrocketed, with the number of contracts rising to an all-time high in recent days, according to data from derivatives exchange Deribit. Looked at another way, there’s also been an “astonishing increase” in Bitcoin open interest as measured in Bitcoin itself, according to Coinglass data compiled by Noelle Acheson, author of the “Crypto Is Macro Now” newsletter.