Bitcoin holds around $40K as open interest rises

16 Jun 2021

???? BTC | $40,028 (-743, -1.8%)

???? ETH | $2,530 (-80, -3.1%)

???? XRP | $0.86 (-0.035, -3.9%)

???? LTC | $175 (-5, -2.9%)

Bitcoin Futures open interest is ticking upwards again, to its highest level since mid-May. Some estimates show current open interest sitting above $13B, but is notably still adrift of the $27B peak reached in mid-April when Bitcoin reached an all-time high.

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