New Crypto Derivatives Expert Network Launched
Posted by Colin Lambert. Last updated: April 7, 2022
Acuiti has added crypto derivatives to its expert networks and plans to start issuing quarterly reports based upon surveys of the network’s members.
The first report was produced in partnership with Deribit, and covers market structure, demand for new instruments to trade and a range of other topics pertinent to the development of the crypto derivatives market.
The first report finds, unsurprisingly given the push for institutionalisation of crypto, that greater participation from the traditional sell-side would have the biggest positive impact on the environment for trading crypto derivatives.
It also finds that Solana is the coin on which network members would prefer to see crypto derivatives launched, and that over half of those surveyed think Bitcoin will become less volatile as the market matures – again, no surprise given recent relative inactivity in Bitcoin.
Another sign respondents think crypto will mature is that 65% believe that there will be consolidation in the number of crypto derivative exchanges, certainly the abundance of exchanges on the scene at this time for what is still a relatively lightly traded asset class would suggest that M&A will take place and, possibly, some exchanges will fold.
The report also contains analysis of the drivers of volatility in Bitcoin, based upon Deribit’s DVOL Index.”Crypto derivatives are an exciting and fast growing area of the market,” says Will Mitting, founder of Acuiti. “Our new Expert Network provides a virtual forum for senior market participants to share ideas and best practice on the evolution of the market.”