It is worth clarifying that many of these options contracts may not be speculative bets but a hedge of future positions or margins. The traders may not also be expecting a price of $80,000. Instead, they may be betting on the price of Bitcoin going up, and as a result, their options contract price will rise.
For the uninitiated, an options contract is a right, but not an obligation, to buy an asset at a certain price. This right is purchased at a premium, which is lost regardless of the price movement.
About 446 options were purchased for $80,000. Traders will be required to pay $1,000 for the $80k option. This is up by $300 from just a few days ago.
Generally speaking, Bitcoin has continued to welcome a lot of institutional investors and mainstream adoption. Tesla (NASDAQ:TSLA) is the latest to announce that it will start accepting Bitcoin payments for its cars.
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