Demystifying the Crypto Derivatives Landscape and Its Opportunities

San Francisco • September 1, 2022

In June 2022, derivatives trading represented 66% of the overall crypto market, with $2.75 trillion of crypto derivatives trading volume vs. $1.4 trillion of spot volume.

In this report, Active PM Jeff Park outlines the rapidly evolving crypto derivatives landscape and the rise of novel market structures. The paper explores multiple unique trading strategies, examining why the potential profit opportunities exist, and the critical due diligence required to assess their risks.


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  • Jeffrey Park, CFA

    Portfolio Manager, Head of Alpha Strategies
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