As Fork Approaches, Bitcoin Cash (BCH) Short Interest Hits an All-Time High

The short interest of Bitcoin Cash (BCH) on Bitfinex has surged above 300%, reaching an all-time high leading up to the November 15 hard fork.

TradingView data revealed that the short contracts total 104,531 BCH, which is equivalent to $54,704,208 at current prices. This is a great hike from the 25,000 BCH sold short on 2nd of November.

Bitcoin Cash (BCH) Price Today – BCH / USD

Name Price24H (%)
Bitcoin (BTC)
$7,409.69
-1.66%
Bitcoin Cash (BCH)
$209.15
-1.78%

According to this data, investors are betting that the November 15 hard fork which will produce two different chains: Bitcoin Cash SV (BCHSV) and Bitcoin Cash ABC (BCHABC), will be bearish for the new BCH price.

It is very important to keep in mind that the BCH/USD long contracts also sits at an all-time high, but the number of contracts currently equals 53,568 BCH. This tells us that, currently, there is a roughly 2:1 short to long ratio.

Currently, BCH trades at $510 and is ranked 4th with a market cap of $8.9 billion and a 24 hour volume of $943.6 million.

 

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