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Bitcoin futures volume hits an ATH of $100 billion

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The bitcoin market hit a new all-time high at $40k on 7 January keeping up with its ‘new-day, new- peak’ motto. As traders saw this new price of the world’s largest crypto, it resulted in large scale activity in the derivatives market.

Following the market frenzy on Thursday, BTC futures volume hit a peak at $100 billion. According to market data provider Skew, this value was never seen before and has been noting a volume above $75 billion for most of the new year – 2021.

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Source: Skew

The above chart provided deeper insight into the volume-driven Bitcoin market, especially since December 2020 and that Huobi and Kraken appeared to have been driving the trading volume.

Whereas, the options market has not been far behind in the race. Skew highlighted the open interest driving to a new high of $10 billion. Deribit has been the main exchange driving the interest in the BTC options market with $8.7 billion.

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Source: Skew

Just until a week back, the BTC value had hit an ATH at $28k, wherein it managed to surpass the market capitalization of Visa. Over the course of the past seven days, the value of BTC climbed higher almost every day and reported multiple ATHs.

As the price hit $40k, the market capitalization of BTC surpassed that of Tesla. The board member of BTC Foundation, Bobby Lee announced this milestone for the digital asset along with a promised giveaway.

As the market continued to celebrate the win over Tesla, its value transacted per second has now reached $859,375 per second.

With the new milestones being achieved almost every day, the digital asset has entered unchartered territory. Prominent chartist, Willy Woo on Twitter marked the levels for the digital asset using Fibonacci traces.

Woo noted:

“When there’s no historic resistance levels, magic numbers in nature is all we have for support and resistance bands.
#Bitcoin is in unrestrained price discovery in uncharted territory, literally.”

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Source: Twitter

As the price of the digital asset moves along the price bar, there are new supports and resistances for BTC to form. While the market expects the price of BTC to undergo a correction, these levels might be guidelines to predict the movement of the digital asset.

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Namrata is a full-time journalist at AMBCrypto covering the US and Indian market. A graduate in Mass communication, while majoring in Journalism, she writes mainly about regulations and its impact with a focus on technological advancements in the crypto space.

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