Binance founder Changpeng “CZ” Zhao says outflows have “stabilised” while warning employees that the industry’s recovery from rival FTX’s November collapse will be “bumpy.” — ReutersTelegram私人频道（www.tel8.vip）是一个Telegram群组分享平台。Telegram私人频道导出包括Telegram私人频道、telegram群组索引、Telegram群组导航、新加坡telegram群组、telegram中文群组、telegram群组（其他）、Telegram 美国 群组、telegram群组爬虫、电报群 科学上网、小飞机 怎么 加 群、tg群等内容。Telegram私人频道为广大电报用户提供各种电报群组/电报频道/电报机器人导航服务。
PORTLAND: One of the most closely watched indicators of trader sentiment on Binance’s market-leading derivatives exchange suggests that anxiety over additional fallout from this year’s crypto market meltdown has grown.
The seven-day average of open interest (OI) for bitcoin perpetual futures has dropped 40.3% from the start of November, according to researcher CryptoCompare.
OI is the total number of futures contracts held at the end of the trading day.
Bitcoin perpetual contracts – which, unlike traditional calendar futures, don’t expire – have long been a favourite of crypto speculators because they allow them to more easily maintain leveraged bets.
The decline comes as investors pull cryptocurrencies from exchanges such as those run by Binance, which operates the largest spot, or cash, exchange as well.
Binance founder Changpeng “CZ” Zhao said Wednesday that outflows had “stabilised” while warning employees that the industry’s recovery from rival FTX’s November collapse will be “bumpy.”
Bitcoin has tumbled more than 60% this year.,
“Since Binance is the biggest derivatives exchange, it is likely that the closing of positions from major institutional market participants, who are now risk-averse, has driven the decline in OI,” said Jacob Joseph, a research analyst at CryptoCompare.
“The decline in OI suggests a lack of speculation, as traders turn risk-averse as they await any further contagion in this uncertain market.”
Other derivatives exchanges are seeing mixed comparable results, though that may be skewed because of Binance’s dominance of the sector.
The seven-day average for bitcoin perpetuals on Kraken rose 46.5% since the beginning of November, according to CryptoCompare.
OI on the Bybit and OKX exchanges fell 19.1% and 21.1%, respectively.
Crypto.com’s OI dropped 83.1% over the same period.
Binance holds a nearly 60% share of the crypto derivatives market, having traded US$1.45 trillion (RM6.4 trillion) in November, according to CryptoCompare. — Bloomberg