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Exploring Crypto Futures - What Are Bitcoin Futures?

Written By Ivan on Tech

Nov 28, 2020

The past few weeks have seen a lot of price action in the crypto markets. The price of Bitcoin surged to within 0.9% of its all-time high before undergoing a price correction, which sent it down below the $17,000 price line. However, with crypto and Bitcoin trading being a hot topic once again, there are a lot of expectations and uncertainty about the future price of Bitcoin. As such, this can be a great time to learn more about Bitcoin futures.

Futures are, broadly speaking, financial instruments that allow users to speculate on the future price of an asset. Although this can sound similar to actually owning the asset, there are some specifics of Bitcoin futures that make them more suitable to hold in certain situations, compared to actually holding Bitcoin. What’s more, if you already own Bitcoin, investing in Bitcoin futures can still give you some financial flexibility inherent to these financial instruments. 

For example, Bitcoin futures generally trade on an...

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Phemex Review 2020: In-Depth Crypto Derivatives Exchange Guide

Written By Ivan on Tech

Apr 24, 2020

Cryptocurrency derivates exchanges are becoming increasingly popular. However, although traders are familiar with options such as Bybit and BitMEX, one exchange is rapidly making a name for itself. Specifically, Phemex is a new exchange that is gaining tens of thousands of users at breakneck pace. This Phemex review breaks down all the pros and cons of the crypto derivatives exchange. 

Crypto derivatives exchange market hotter than ever in 2020

The cryptocurrency derivatives trading industry is currently experiencing a monumental boom. 2019 saw massive growth in virtual currency derivatives trading, with plenty of new options coming entering the market. 

In their ”2019 Cryptocurrency Derivatives Exchange Industry Annual Report”, crypto analytics firm TokenInsight recounts a trade volume increase to a whopping $3 trillion last year. Daily average crypto derivatives trading volume during 2019 was roughly $8.5 billion, which 2020 is already on track to...

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