Bitcoin Futures, have managed to amass immense traction across the globe. While several platforms have begun exploring the prospects of Bitcoin Futures, the existing ones continue to score big. Prominent crypto asset custody platform, Bakkt recently revealed that it had quashed its own record for Bitcoin Futures Trading Volume.
Still Behind CME
Intercontinental Exchange’s [ICE] crypto derivatives platform, Bakkt, revealed on Twitter that it had recorded a new high in Bitcoin Futures volume. The platform nearly accumulated a total volume of $200 million surpassing its previous record by 36%. The tweet read,
“Another record day in the books for our physically delivered futures:
15,955 Bakkt Bitcoin Futures were traded today, representing over $200M of volume and a 36% increase from our previous all-time high”
Bakkt’s previous all-time high was about $125 million, where a total of 11,706 Bitcoin Futures were traded on 28 July 2020.
Back when ICE announced the launch of Bakkt, challenging the already well established Chicago Mercantile Exchange [CME], the fervor around the project left the crypto community with high expectations for the project. Even though investors considered Bakkt as a catalyst for Bitcoin’s potential bull runs, the platform did not spiral as expected. Bakkt witnessed dainty gains compared to other projects. The latest instance substantial proof of the same.
Today, as Bakkt recorded its latest all-time high of $200 million in volume, CME went on to bag $262 million in volume. The highest Bitcoin Futures volume, CME has recorded was about $1.1 billion. The disparity between these two platforms questions the “competitor” tag that they have been given.
CME wasn’t the only platform that overtook Bakkt, prominent cryptocurrency exchanges like Binance, Huobi as well as OKEx were seen recording increased value. Malta-based Binance recorded trade worth, $2.65 billion over the last 24-hours for BTC-USD perpetual contracts. Huobi garnered a total of $1.28 billion via its BTC/USD perpetual contract.