The Situation is Critical in Ethereum Options: Will ETH Price See a Correction?

  • Market analysts at QCP Capital report a significant development in the Ethereum (ETH) options market.
  • According to QCP Capital, the transition to negative risk reversals indicates an increase in traders’ quest for protection against a potential decline in ETH prices.
  • The Ethereum network is on the brink of a significant evolution with the upcoming software upgrade called Dencun scheduled for March 13th.

Increased interest in Put options in Ethereum options suggests clues of an impending price correction.

Sell-Weighted Trading Seen in Ethereum Options

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The world’s second-largest cryptocurrency, Ethereum (ETH), is holding strongly above $4,000 as it prepares to push towards a new all-time high of $5,000. However, derivative data tells a different story.

Market analysts at QCP Capital report a significant development in the Ethereum (ETH) options market, noting that risk reversals have turned negative for expiry dates. This reversal may indicate an increase in demand for protection against a potential drop, possibly driven by concerns about the vulnerability of speculative long positions.

According to QCP Capital, the transition to negative risk reversals indicates an increase in traders’ quest for protection against a potential decline in ETH prices. In particular, altcoin speculators may buy ETH options as a hedge against downside risks in alternative cryptocurrencies.

The emergence of negative risk reversals suggests caution among market participants; QCP Capital, particularly given significant leverage in the market, is concerned about a possible market correction. However, despite these concerns, analysts at QCP Capital predict that any price declines will be met with aggressive buying activity.

In addition to negative risk reversals, QCP Capital notes a slight decrease in ETH spot-futures spreads, contrasting with the high spreads observed in Bitcoin (BTC) markets. This divergence suggests that a sharp drop in ETH spot prices could lead to further tightening in futures spreads as leveraged long positions are liquidated.

Eyes on the Dencun Upgrade

The Ethereum network is on the brink of a significant evolution with the upcoming software upgrade called Dencun scheduled for March 13th. The Dencun upgrade, expected to bring cost reductions on Layer 2 networks, combines elements from the “Deneb” and “Cancun” upgrades, introducing a new approach to data storage within the Ethereum ecosystem.

Previously, Layer 2 blockchains like Arbitrum, Polygon, and Base (from Coinbase Global Inc.) relied on Ethereum for data storage purposes.

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