Deribit, the world’s largest crypto options exchange by volume, will soon launch bitcoin volatility futures, offering digital-asset investors a simpler way than options to hedge against market volatility. Futures tied to Deribit’s forward-looking bitcoin volatility index will be available to Deribit under the ticker BTCDVOL at the end of March, Luuk Strijers, the exchange’s chief commercial officer, told CoinDesk. DVOL, which was released early 2021, measures bitcoin’s 30-day implied volatility calculated using Deribit’s options order book. Implied volatility refers to the options market’s expectation for price turbulence over a specific period of time.
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