Bitcoin Volatility Index to be Launched by BitMEX
Bitcoin derivatives exchange BitMEX has announced that from 5th January they will publish a 30 day bitcoin volatility index, measuring the cryptocurrency’s volatility against the United States dollar, and that they will create a tradable financial instrument based on the index.
Often known colloquially as a ‘fear index’, a volatility index provides a measure of how much the value of a currency or asset is fluctuating up and down during a given period of time. A similar index called the VIX is often used by stock market traders to gauge and hedge against risk, as well as for other trading strategies.
This post was published at NewsBTC on January 1, 2015.