Greythorn Option Flow Model
Crypto markets are on high alert among fears of a broader credit contagion caused by the FTX/Alameda fallout. As a result, price decreased from over $20,000 to $16,250.
Numerous vol sellers have withdrawn liquidity after this downside shock & we can expect heightened volatility at a series of price levels that contain negative option supply, namely $12,000, $15,000, $17,000, $18,000, $19,000 and $20,000.
Re-iterating that gamma supply has turned positive to negative, increasing the likelihood for more volatility with higher crash risk. Considering UK & German PMI data will be released on Wednesday, followed by German GDP on Friday, investors should be wary of any spillover effects from these macro announcements. Additionally, US FOMC minutes will be released on Thursday, along with Crude Oil Inventories and Initial Jobless Claims.
Greythorn believes that Bitcoin will range between $14,000 and $18,500 over the upcoming week based on our option flow model.
For an introduction to Greythorn Option Flow Model, please refer to our newsletter from 8th June 2022. https://greythorn.substack.com/p/greythorn-asset-management-newsletter
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What happened to FTX?
On Nov 2nd, Alameda’s problematic balance sheet went public, showing around 40% in FTT tokens. Soon Binance’s CEO, Changpeng Zhao (CZ) tweeted that he’s selling his holdings of FTT tokens, causing further turmoil in the price of $FTT. Binance then announced its interest in acquiring FTX, but shortly withdrew its letter of intent. Currently, FTX faces an $8B shortfall, as announced by Bloomberg, and it has filed for bankruptcy protection in the U.S. The FTX disaster was worsened as unauthorised outflows over $600M occurred on Saturday (Nov. 12th). Its CEO said the company is working with law enforcement to address the issue. The stolen funds were later converted to DAI stablecoins and bridged to the Ethereum network.
What about Alameda Research?
Alameda, sister company of FTX, is winding down due to market uncertainty revolving around its balance sheet with heavy holdings of $FTT.
$TRX surges over 140%
Justin Sun, founder of the Tron network, agreed to transfer Tron-based assets from FTX 1:1 to external wallets. Its native token, TRX, surged over 140% on FTX after the announcement.
Crypto.com executive mistakes
Crypto.com announced it has mistakenly transferred $347M ETH to an gate.io address. Its CEO, Kris Marszalek, claimed that “It was supposed to be a move to a new cold storage address, but was sent to a whitelisted external exchange address”.
How has FTX's fallout affected other organisations?
News source Decrypt confirmed with Ledger’s and Trezor’s representatives that sales for hardware crypto wallets increased exponentially amidst the FTX fallout, with CEO Pascal Gauthier claiming that it was the highest sales week (since Nov 7) in Ledger’s history. BlockFi sent an official update to clients admitting that it has “significant exposure” to FTX and its affiliated companies. The Wall Street Journal reported that BlockFi may be preparing for a potential bankruptcy.
Nov 16th, Uniswap took over Coinbase as the second-largest exchange for Ethereum in the last 24 hours, as shared in a tweet by Hayden Adams (Uniswap’s creator).
Other general crypto news
What about the traditional market?
Traditional markets, the S&P 500 & the Nasdaq 100, are up 5.88% & 7.55%, respectively, over the past fortnight.