Value of Open Positions in CME Ethereum Options Reaches Peak!

  • According to the latest information, open positions in CME Group’s Ethereum options are at an all-time high.
  • For Bitcoin options, open positions on CME are almost at all-time highs.
  • Although trading volumes for Ethereum options decreased in June, they have steadily increased for most of the year.

CME Group’s open position in Ethereum options has reached an all-time high, setting a new record.

Increasing Interest in CME Group’s Ethereum Options

Ethereum (ETH)
According to the latest information from CME Group, the world’s largest financial derivatives exchange operator, open positions in CME Group’s Ethereum options are at an all-time high. The open positions in CME Group’s Ethereum options market reached $254 million in June. Open positions refer to the number of outstanding contracts.

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Volume and Open Positions in CME Ethereum Options

For Bitcoin options, open positions on CME are almost at all-time highs; according to the data, open positions amount to $1.59 billion. In April, open positions for options related to the largest cryptocurrency reached $1.69 billion.

Although trading volumes for Ethereum options decreased in June, they have steadily increased for most of the year. Starting at $84 million in January, it reached $334 million in May. Bitcoin options, on the other hand, have shown an increase for the third consecutive month but are still lower than the peak in March.

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Volume and Open Positions in CME Bitcoin Options

CME Prepares for a New Product in July

According to information from CME Group, Ethereum/Bitcoin (ETH/BTC) ratio futures contracts will be launched on July 31, 2023, but this is subject to regulatory approval.

According to information obtained by COINOTAG, the new ETH/BTC product to be launched will have the trading code EBR, and the ratio in the product will be defined by dividing the Ethereum futures price by the Bitcoin futures price.

According to Giovanni Vicioso, Global Head of CME Group Crypto Products, ETH/BTC ratio futures contracts will allow investors to capture the two largest assets in the cryptocurrency industry in a single transaction without the need for a “biased view.”

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