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Understanding Bitcoin & Altcoin Short Contracts – GCG Market Research

What is a SHORT contract?

A SHORT contract is a bet that prices will go lower. 


  • BTC/USD SHORTS and BTC/USD price have an inverse relationship.
  • A decrease in BTC/USD SHORTS should result in an increase in BTC/USD price.
  • An increase in BTC/USD SHORTS should result in a decrease in BTC/USD price.

BTC/USD SHORTS is the measure of open short contract interest in the market place. It is dynamic and changes frequently. It can even be charted like any other cryptocurrency.  As this number increases it means that the number of traders betting that BTC/USD’s price will decrease has increased.  Consequently, a decrease in BTC/USD SHORTS means that the number a traders betting that BTC/USD’s price will go lower has decreased.

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