Research: Bitcoin futures — a trading review of Q1 2018

Review of trading patterns ranging from Bitcoin’s first future trade in December 2017 to market movements as of the end of March 2018 and insights on how the bitcoin futures curve should be calculated.

 

While it is still too early to make any generalizations regarding the bitcoin futures market, some interesting trends emerge from an in-depth analysis of the futures’ first quarter in trading.

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In analyzing Bitcoin’s futures curve, Element Group reviewed trading patterns ranging from Bitcoin’s first future trade in December 2017 to market movements as of the end of March 2018. In addition to outlining key findings and their importance, our team also offers insights on how the bitcoin futures curve should be calculated, a debate that has consistently been at the center of cryptocurrency trading circles.

Element Group strives to deliver rigorous analytics and research related to current cryptoeconomic trends. We believe that assessing data like this is useful in identifying what can be characterized as “normal” for this nascent and largely volatile sector.

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