Open interest on Ethereum derivatives hit an all-time high on Sunday

The aggregated open interest on Ethereum (ETH) options and futures broke records this past weekend, according to data compiled by The Block Research. 

Ethereum futures peaked at $2.65 billion on January 3, growing 28.6% from December’s peak. Binance held the largest share at 23.8%, with OKEx in second place with 17.8% and Huobi’s 14.4% in third.  


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Aggregated open interest options on Ethereum also reached an all time high on Sunday at $1.22 billion, with Deribit holding the largest share at 86.8%. 


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