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Bitcoin’s Bold Bet: Options Traders Eye $100K Surge By September

The crypto market is currently buzzing with anticipation as Bitcoin options traders position themselves for what they foresee as a “substantial price rally” in September.

Particularly, the derivatives market is expressing confidence, with a significant number of traders betting on Bitcoin surpassing the $100,000 mark.

Bitcoin Market Optimism Amidst Whale Movements

Recent analysis from industry experts highlights a significant trend in Bitcoin options that points to growing optimism among traders. According to insights from QCP Capital, a noticeable shift has occurred in the risk reversals landscape, with calls (options to buy) now priced higher than puts (options to sell).

QCP Capital noted that this change underscores a “stronger demand” for potential price increases rather than hedges against declines.

The preference for call options, particularly those pegged at ambitious strike prices of $75,000 and $100,000 for September, underscores the bullish sentiment permeating through the market.

Data from the Deribit derivatives exchange corroborates this trend, revealing that call options with a strike price of $110,000 for the end of September are currently seeing the highest volume.

This enthusiasm in the options market is a strong indicator of the traders’ bullish outlook for Bitcoin, suggesting that many are betting on a significant price uptick by the end of the third quarter.

However, the skies are not clear. Bitfinex analysts have pointed out actions by Bitcoin whales that might signal potential short-term volatility. The whale ratio on exchanges—a metric indicating the amount of Bitcoin large holders are moving to exchanges—has seen an uptick.

This could typically suggest that these major players are considering selling, which could introduce increased sell pressure in the market.

Bitfinex’s recent Alpha report revealed that while the short-term holders of Bitcoin seem to be at a pivot point with a realized price of $58,700 acting as an “important support level,” the increased activity by whales on exchanges might lead to heightened price fluctuations.

Long-Term Perspectives And Market Recoveries

Despite these potential short-term pressures, the broader Bitcoin market has shown signs of recovery. After a drop from its peak above $73,000 in March, Bitcoin has demonstrated resilience with a 5.8% increase over the past week and a 2.8% rise in the last 24 hours alone. This recovery has brought its trading price to around $63,791 at the time of writing.

Adding to the long-term confidence in Bitcoin, Michael Saylor of MicroStrategy shared his views on the future catalysts for Bitcoin’s price.

In his perspective, regulatory decisions, particularly those rejecting spot exchange-traded funds (ETF) applications for other cryptocurrencies, will further solidify Bitcoin’s standing as an unmatched digital asset.

Saylor disclosed that this regulatory moat could potentially steer more institutional investments towards Bitcoin, as it remains the ‘steel’ of the cryptocurrency world—unparalleled and indispensable.

Featured image from Unsplash, Chart from TradingView

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