Btc options expiry date

Traditional futures contracts, on the other hand, are also used to hedge against risk, as they allow the future buying and selling price to be pre-fixed in the present.

In addition, there are bitcoin futures that are settled in BTC on expiration and others that are settled in dollars.

How does the Bitcoin futures expiration date work?

The expiration date of traditional futures contracts depends on the issuer. That is, the issuer of these contracts actually also decides their expiration date.

In the traditional financial markets, there are two major issuers of bitcoin futures contracts in particular: CME Group and Bakkt.

The ones with the largest market, i.e. the largest trading volumes, are certainlythose of the CME Group, which are traded on the world’s largest derivatives exchange, the Chicago Mercantile Exchange (CME).

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These are two totally different markets, asCME Bitcoin optionsare usually aimed at institutional investors, unlike Deribit’s options, which are open to a wider audience.

In total there are118,000 Bitcoin contracts expiring with a value of over $6 billion.

Why expiry on Bitcoin options can create tensions

These figures can undoubtedly bring shocks to the market. In fact, options have a dual purpose for traders:

  • to protect from risk;
  • to speculate.

Traders usually revise their strategies, either upwards or downwards, after options expire.

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It can vary between 1 USD and 25 USD.

Strike Prices

In-, at- and out of the money (OTM) strike prices are initially listed. New series are generally added when the underlying asset trades above the highest or below the lowest strike price available.

Premium Quotation

When denominated in ETH, the minimum tick size is 0.001 ETH.

The equivalent in USD is always shown in the trading table, based on the ETH index price.

Expiration Dates

Every Friday, at 08:00 UTC.

Exercise Style

European style with a cash settlement. European style options are exercised at the expiry.

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This is done automatically and no action from the trader is required.

Settlement Value

Exercise of an options contract will result in a settlement in ETH immediately after the expiry. The exercise-settlement value is calculated using the average of the Deribit ETH index over the last 30 minutes before the expiry.

The settlement amount in USD is equal to the difference between the exercise value and the strike price of the option.
The exercise value is the 30 min average of the ETH-index as calculated before the expiry. The settlement amount in ETH is calculated by dividing this difference by the exercise value.

Multiplier

1

The usual underlying number of stock options is 100 shares.
On Deribit there is no multiplier.

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Open interest refers to the total number of remaining Bitcoin options that have not been settled.

Although not every option will eventually result in a trade, speculators have been increasingly bullish on Bitcoin since the start of 2021, as call options have been substantially larger than puts.

43% of options contracts are already worthless

Some Bitcoin options contracts may become worthless if the underlying cryptocurrency trades above the call strike price or vice versa – below the put strike price.

BTC options open interest by strike price

While the upcoming $6 billion Bitcoin options are about to expire, around 43% have already been deemed worthless.

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With the remaining open interest, Bitcoin bulls are mainly in control as the cryptocurrency’s price surge to its recent all-time high has wiped out 84% of the bearish options.

If the Bitcoin price continues to trade above $52,000, a growing number of put options will lose their value, which increases the advantage for bullish call options.

The positioning of large players in the next month

While anticipating the $6 billion options expiration, looking back at the week of January 29, Bitcoin’s price action was magnetized toward the $31,000 region.

BTC/USD 30-mins chart

Looking at Bitcoin’s price action in the past week, a similar trend could be seen as BTC has been centered around the $58,000 level. A large amount of interest has been surrounding the inner and outer gamma bands of the price action.

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Order Types

Currently, only the market and limit orders are accepted by the matching engine. Additionally, an order can be a “post-only” order; however, this functionality is not available for advanced order types (explained below).

A post-only order will always enter the order book without being instantly matched.
If the order were to be matched, our trading engine would adjust the order so that it enters the order book at the next best possible price.

Example:

If a trader places a buy order at 0.0050 BTC, but there is an offer for 0.0045 BTC, the price of the order will be automatically adjusted to 0.0044 BTC, so that it enters the order book as a limit order.

For options trading, the platform supports two additional advanced order types.

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Now he has the right to sell 1 BTC for 10,000 USD.

At the expiry, the delivery price is 5,000 USD.

This option is settled for 5,000 USD, which is equal to 1 BTC (5,000 USD for 1 BTC). Therefore, the owner of this option is credited with 1 BTC at the expiry. The initial purchase price of the option was 0.05 BTC, therefore, the trader’s total profit is 0.95 BTC.

Example 3

A trader sells a put option with a strike price of 10,000 USD for 0.05 BTC.

The delivery price at the expiry is 10,001 USD.

The option expires worthless.

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This is done automatically and no action from the trader is required.

Settlement Value

Exercise of an options contract will result in a settlement in BTC immediately after the expiry. The exercise-settlement value is calculated using the average of the Deribit BTC index over the last 30 minutes before the expiry.

The settlement amount in USD is equal to the difference between the exercise value and the strike price of the option.

The exercise value is the 30 min average of the BTC index as calculated before the expiry. The settlement amount in BTC is calculated by dividing this difference by the exercise value.

Multiplier

1

The usual underlying number of stock options is 100 shares.

On Deribit there is no multiplier.

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Long call/put:

None

Short call:

Maximum (0.15 – OTM Amount/Underlying Mark Price, 0.1) + Mark Price of the Option

Short put:

Maximum (Maximum (0.15 – OTM Amount/Underlying Mark Price, 0.1) + Mark Price of the Option, Maintenance Margin)

Maintenance Margin

The maintenance margin is calculated as the amount of ETH that will be reserved to maintain a position.

Long call/put:

None

Short call:

0.075 + Mark Price of the Option

Short put:

Maximum (0.075, 0.075 * Mark Price of the Option) + Mark Price of the Option

Mark Price

Mark price of an options contract is the current value of the option as calculated by the Deribit risk management system.

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USD for 0.05 BTC.

The delivery price at the expiry is 9,999 USD.

The call option expires worthless. The buyer lost 0.05 BTC, and the seller gained 0.05 BTC.

Contract Specifications BTC

Underlying Asset/ Ticker

Deribit BTC Index

Symbol

The symbol of an options contract consists of Underlying asset-Expiry date-Strike price-Option’s type (C – call/ P – put).

Example:

BTC-30MAR2019-10000-C

This is a call option (C), with a strike price of 10,000 USD, expiring on March 30, 2019.

Trading Hours

24/7

Tick Size

0.0005 BTC

Strike Price Intervals

It depends on the BTC price.

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