Bitcoin Volatility Index to be Launched by BitMEX

Bitcoin Volatility Index to be Launched by BitMEX

Bitcoin derivatives exchange BitMEX has announced that from 5th January they will publish a 30 day bitcoin volatility index, measuring the cryptocurrency's volatility against the United States dollar, and that they will create a tradable financial instrument based on the index. Often known colloquially as a 'fear index', a volatility index provides a measure of how much the value of a currency or asset is fluctuating up and down during a given period of time. A similar index called the VIX is often used by stock market traders to gauge and hedge against risk, as well as for other trading....


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