BitOffer Institute: Parse of Bitcoin Options by Lucian, Chief Analyst
The last October, BitOffer officially launched Bitcoin Options, which was the first intraday Bitcoin Options that requires 0 fees, 0 margins, and no exercise, and be able to reach 2,000X leverage. The most significant feature of BitOffer Bitcoin Options is that the investors are enabled to earn a thousand times payoff whether the bull market or bear market. The purpose of launching Bitcoin Options is to provide investors an accurate hedge tool and an extra trading product. It is worth mentioning the price index of BitOffer Bitcoin Options is a weighted average of bitcoin prices from selected exchanges( Including：Kraken，Bitstamp，Coinbase，Bitfinex，Huobi，Binance，OKEX) with significant trading volumes, which makes it fair and transparent.
Q: What is Bitcoin Options?
Lucian: Bitcoin Options is a prediction of the movement of Bitcoins in the future. Essentially, it operates like the spot trading, but it allows the investors to buy call or put: Call when the investors expect the market to be bullish, Put when the investors expect the market to be bearish. Its profit formula is the same as that of the spot trading: Within the Options contract period, the investors would earn the price spread if the investors choose the correct direction. In short, BitOffer Bitcoin Options allows the investors to use a small budget to bet the change of the Bitcoins in the future and earn a considerable profit.
Q: How do we trade Bitcoin Options?
Lucian: BitOffer Bitcoin Options supports 2-mins, 5-mins, 1-hour, 4-hours, 12-hours, 1-day and 7-day contract period for investors to choose.
For example, the Bitcoin price now is $10,000, and you hold the view that the Bitcoin price will rise in an hour, then you buy a 1-hour call options contract with $10. After then, the Bitcoin price rises by $500 in an hour, you will earn $500 as profit when the contract settled, which means that you will earn a 50 times payoff as a return.
Q: Is Bitcoin Options the best hedge tool ever?
Lucian: BitOffer Bitcoin Options, the most innovative Bitcoin Options, is the best hedge tool ever for Bitcoin trading on the spot trading.
Then, how do the investors hedge their Bitcoin trading from the risk of the Bitcoin prices decreases?
For example, now the Bitcoin price is $10,000. When it rises to $11,000, the profit will be $1,000.
However, what if it falls to $9,000? If you do not hedge your Bitcoin trading, you would directly lose $1,000.
If you hedge your Bitcoin trading by buying a put options contract with $10, when the Bitcoin price drops from $10,000 to $9,000, you would earn $1,000 from the put options contract. Thus, your $1,000 loss on the spot trading would be hedged. This is how Bitcoin Options attracts investors.
Q: Which exchanges offer Bitcoin Options?
Lucian: There are few exchanges that offer Bitcoin Options now. Only BAKKT, CME, BitOffer, Binance JEX, OKEx, etc. do, but except BitOffer, the Bitcoin Options offered by the others belong to European Options, which means investors need to buy a whole Bitcoin, otherwise, they will only be able to give it up and lose the options premium. However, BitOffer Bitcoin Options is much simpler due to its features of 0 margins, 0 fees, and no exercise requirement.
Q: For newbies, which is much more suitable? Options trading or spot trading?
Lucian: The essences of Bitcoin Options and the spot trading are the same because a Bitcoin Options contract equals to the right of holding a Bitcoin.
We can make a simple comparison of Bitcoin Options and the spot trading:
When the Bitcoin price is $10,000,
1. Buying a Bitcoin needs $10,000;
2. Buying a Bitcoin Options contract needs a minimum of $5.
If the Bitcoin price rises from $10,000 to $10,500, you would earn $500 in both.
The payoff of these two is the same, but the budgets have a 200-fold difference.
On the contrary, when the Bitcoin price falls, if you predict the wrong direction, your largest loss in Bitcoin Options will only be the premium of your Bitcoin Options contract, which means you will only lose $5. The payoffs of the spot trading and Bitcoin Options are the same, but the budget of investing in Bitcoin Options is much lower, which makes the risk become lower.
Q: Are investors able to experience Bitcoin Options for free?
Lucian: For now, BitOffer is holding campaigns for Bitcoin Options, the date of the campaign now is 2020.2.14 09:00 to 2020.2.28 09:00 (UTC+8). In this period, new registrations on BitOffer will receive 50 USDT on their bonus account to experience Bitcoin Options for free. Moreover, the 50 USDT for experiencing Bitcoin Options is allowed to withdraw after applying.