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What causes synchronous price movement within and between crypto exchanges without matching trades?

I have observed different crypto exchanges for quite some time now and analyzed the potential for different kinds of arbitrage. However, I don't quite understand what I am seeing. Examples: Observing Poloniex and Binance web socket streams for the same symbol, it seems like most of the time Poloniex lags behind Binance but it generally moves the same way. Interestingly, these price movements occur without any (visible) trades happening. What could cause this effect? Who makes money from this if there are no trades? Triangular arbitrage rarely seems profitable within one exchange. I would expect that multiple symbols on a…

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Do $100K–$300K Bitcoin call options signal a bullish BTC price path?

Derivatives exchanges now offer $100,000 to $300,000 Bitcoin call options but how keen are pro traders to take the bait? The open interest on Bitcoin (BTC) Dec. 31 call options between $100,000 and $300,000 reached an impressive 6,700 contracts, which is currently worth $385 million. These derivatives give the buyer the right to acquire Bitcoin for a fixed price, while the seller is obliged to honor it. One might think that this is a great way to leverage a long position, but it comes at a cost and is usually quite high. For this right, the buyer pays an upfront…

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How bot trading influences the crypto market, explained

Trading bots have become a major factor in the world of cryptocurrency, but are they potentially doing more harm than good? How to get involved? If using bots to automate your trades sounds like something you would be interested in exploring further, there are many resources available. You could certainly begin by digging into different trading strategies and see what bots are available that cater to them. If you really want to get your hands dirty you can of course even build your own, however this is mostly for users with a high degree of both programming knowledge as well…

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Never Let Another Arbitrage Opportunity Pass Again with 24/7 Bitbengrab Trading

Bitcoin Press Release: Arbitrage trading service Bitbengrab has launched a tool that helps its traders capitalize on manual or automatic arbitrage trading across 29 popular crypto exchanges. 26th May 2020, London – Cryptocurrency trading has never been more popular than it is today, and with the new 24/7 arbitrage trading tool from Bitbengrab it has never been this easy. Barely ten years after Bitcoin first appeared, thousands of digital assets have been created, with hundreds of exchanges opening worldwide to allow users to freely buy and sell coins, tokens and all manner of virtual currency. Unlike traditional markets, crypto markets…

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