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Bitcoin open interest skyrockets, traders caution of potential market volatility


Bitcoin’s Open Interest Surges Over $2 Billion in Three Days, Triggers Speculation of Price Whipsaw

The cryptocurrency market is buzzing with excitement as Bitcoin’s open interest (OI) surged over $2 billion in just three days, leading traders to brace for a potential “whipsaw” effect on its price.

According to pseudonymous crypto trader Daan Crypto Trades, Bitcoin has seen a significant increase in OI over the past few days, indicating that more traders are speculating on the asset through derivative contracts like options or futures. This sudden spike in OI, coupled with positive funding rates, has experts like BitLab Academy director Kelly Kellam warning of potential whipsaw action on Bitcoin’s price – a sudden price spike in the opposite direction of the current trend.

The data from CoinGlass shows that Bitcoin’s OI jumped to $36.92 billion on June 6, a $2.02 billion increase over the three-day period. This surge in OI has the potential to increase price swings, especially if traders holding multiple positions suddenly adjust their strategies. It can also influence trader sentiment, as OI is often used as a signal to decide whether to hold or sell crypto assets.

Despite Bitcoin’s current price of $70,890, up 4.23% over the past week, traders are cautious of a potential sharp retreat to $68,000, which could wipe out approximately $1.96 billion in long positions. Pseudonymous crypto trader Jelle believes that while Bitcoin may enter price discovery soon, it will likely be accompanied by major volatility.

As the market eagerly awaits Bitcoin’s next move, it’s clear that the surge in OI has traders on high alert for potential price fluctuations. Stay tuned for more updates on this developing story.


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