Was That the Final Crypto Flush Out?

In this week's Crypto Insight I discussed... the recent bout of risk asset weakness did not bode well for crypto markets which had already been relatively trading heavy over the new year period.

The key takeaway from on-chain intelligence this week for me is that open interest in futures is at all-time highs despite price declines, this suggest that shorts have been gaining conviction as we have clearly seen longs get liquidated.

As markets have broken lower, realised vols have spiked up towards implied narrowing the gap between them. Typically the implied would trade at a premium but after weeks of no realised and an overhang of long gamma from DOV selling we can see why the implied reaction has been muted.

Filmed on on Tuesday 11th January 2022.

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