Bitcoin options trading volumes rise and why Ethereum will rise in price The trading volumes of bitcoin options on CME doubled
On January 13, bitcoin options trading started on the website of CME platform. On the first day, traders exchanged 55 contracts (about $ 2.37 million), and by the end of the week volumes had grown up to 122 contracts (about $ 5.27 million).
These figures significantly exceed the trade turnover of the competing trading platform Bakkt, which launched Bitcoin options for a month. According to the Skew Analytics platform, Bakkt’s trading volumes account for a small fraction of the CME figures. In terms of turnover of BTC futures, Bakkt is also behind CME Group. Ethereum correlates with the market better than other cryptocurrencies
According to Binance Research, the correlation of cryptocurrencies continues to increase. Ethereum has the highest coefficient (0.75), followed by Litecoin and EOS (0.74). Analysts emphasized that the trend towards the joint movement of the cryptocurrency exchange rate is intensifying in the bear market.
The top three leaders in price growth for 2019 among the TOP 10 cryptocurrencies are: Binance Coin (+ 127.56%), Bitcoin (+ 86.78%) and Litecoin (+ 29.50%). Researchers added that the altcoin season never happened, since the bitcoin dominance index for 2019 rose from 52% to 68%. Why Ethereum will rise in price
The Ethereum network is the leader in the number of deployed decentralized applications (DApps), analysts at the DApp.com platform say.
According to them, the largest number of applications appeared on the Ethereum blockchain in 2019 - 1.2 million users registered in them.
“Ethereum has more than 1.4 million DApps users, including 1.28 million new users, as well as 137,000 old users, which makes up 10% of the total number of active application users,” the study said.
DApp.com analysts believe that the growing popularity of DApps on Ethereum will contribute to the long-term increase in the value of cryptocurrency. Experts say that the market for financial decentralized applications (DeFi) will make the greatest contribution in the near future.