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Options Trading

Cryptocurrency Options Trading

As the cryptocurrency space grows, the demand for sophisticated trading products is also on the rise. Options trading, though originally relegated to the traditional finance space, is now a popular product in the cryptocurrency markets. Top exchanges like OKEx now offer crypto options trading for popular digital assets, including Bitcoin (BTC) and Ether (ETH).
Options, like futures, are derivatives, which track the price of an underlying asset, and beginners are encouraged to learn what options trading is before they start. At OKEx, we also have a variety of tutorials and resources for users who want to learn how to trade options. Additionally, we've created an interactive "Options Discovery" interface to help familiarize users with the basics of options trading.
Options Trading
Options Trading
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Call Options

Options Trading

Call Options

Give the holder the right to buy the underlying asset at a set price (the strike price) on a set date (the expiry date).
Put Options

Options Trading

Put Options

Give the holder the right to sell the underlying asset a set price (the strike price) on a set date (the expiry date).
Options Premium

Options Trading

Options Premium

Options buyers have to pay a premium to option sellers in order to acquire the option.

Why Choose OKEx for Options Trading?

OKEx Options Trading
Beginner-friendly

Beginner-friendly

OKEx offers a unique Options Discovery product that helps options trading beginners get started.
High Liquidity

High Liquidity

OKEx options trading markets are highly liquid, which means you get the best prices.
Access to Market Data

Access to Market Data

OKEx offers a host of data from options markets to help users understand market trends.

Difference Between Cryptocurrency Options Trading and Futures Trading

Cryptocurrency Options Trading vs. Futures Trading

Both futures and options are types of derivatives and can be traded freely on OKEx. However, new traders should understand what options trading is and how it differs from futures trading before they enter the markets. The major difference between options trading and futures trading is that the former contracts are "optional" while the latter are "obligatory."

For instance, when you buy a Bitcoin options contract on OKEx, you pay a premium to be able to buy or sell Bitcoin at a certain price on a certain date. If the price on that date is not favorable for you, you don't have to take any actions and the option will simply lapse or expire. In the case of a futures contract, however, you will have to complete the transaction and buy or sell the underlying at the settlement date.

This major difference is that options allow for market speculation while futures are predominantly used for risk management. Options trading is also relatively low risk compared to futures, since the maximum risk for an options contract buyer is the premium they paid for it, whereas the risk in a futures contract has no such limit.

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