March 28, 2024

🥛 1 BIG thing you need to watch tomorrow 👀

GM. This is Milk Road, we bring you crypto insights like a hit from a Capri Sun after soccer practice – refreshing and rewarding.

Here’s what we got for you today:

  • $15.2B in quarterly options contracts are expiring 👀

  • It’s official: The Milk Man’s gone PRO 😎

  • VCs are ‘aggressively’ returning to crypto 🍪


Q1 is coming to a close. Which means two monumental events are happening…

1/ My wife and I are having our first “quarterly expense exposé” ever. And she’s like the blockchain… she keeps all the receipts. (AKA I’m f*cked. Send help) 

2/ Over $15B in quarterly options contracts are expiring tomorrow. 

Now, in case this all looks like gibberish, let’s break it down in simple terms…

Options contracts give investors the right to buy or sell cryptocurrencies (like BTC) for a predetermined price, at some point in the future.

In this case, the end of the quarter. 

It’s kinda like betting on who will win the Super Bowl before the season starts. 

And tomorrow, a lot of investors find out whether they won their bets or not. Here’s why this is a big deal…

  • It’s one of Deribit’s largest expiries ever. For reference, Deribit makes up about 85% of the global crypto options market.

  • A lot of contracts expiring are “in the money”. If BTC and ETH stay at current prices, the contracts will be profitable and investors might try to cash out.

  • This could lead to volatility in the market. When so many of these options contracts expire at once, prices can swing up or down within minutes. (pack a brown paper bag if you get motion sickness) 

  • It also gives us a glimpse into the “market's mood”. How traders react to this expiry can give us hints about what's coming next. If most people are optimistic and keep investing, we might see prices go up. If they get nervous and sell off, prices could drop.

I’ll be honest… I had no clue what ‘options contracts’ were until recently. 

(I always thought it was just one of those fancy finance terms that give old people, like my Uncle Vince, goosebumps.)

Turns out that these options contracts and cycles of expiries play a big role in the crypto market too. So buckle up, tomorrow could be another wild day.


Storytime: A few months ago, the Milk Man met Web3 Academy, a team of researchers and analysts that are deep in the weeds of crypto. 

For years, these guys have had their coffees straight black, while h

elping thousands of people invest successfully in crypto through in-depth and comprehensive reports.

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P.P.S. – Our first-ever Milk Road PRO report is launching on Saturday. Stay tuned! 🚀


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