Peak fear? Bitcoin futures leverage gets reset by this week's wild price swings

Peak fear? Bitcoin futures leverage gets reset by this week's wild price swings

Bitcoin futures leverage is dropping steeply, indicating that traders are fearful or uncertain about the BTC price trend. The leverage used in the Bitcoin (BTC) futures market has fallen significantly in the past several days. This indicates that traders are generally uncertain about where BTC is heading in the near term.Estimated leverage on Binance. Source: CryptoQuantWhat is leverage and why is this metric crucial for Bitcoin market sentiment?In the Bitcoin futures market, traders can borrow up to 125 times of their initial capital to trade Bitcoin.This allows traders to enter into....


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