The BitVol (Bitcoin Volatility) Index launched by the financial index company T3 Index in conjunction with the Bitcoin options trading platform LedgerX has fallen to 56.52, a new low since October 2020.
It is reported that the BitVol index measures the 30-day expected implied volatility derived from the price of tradable bitcoin options.
Note: Implied volatility refers to the volatility implied by the actual option price. It is the volatility derived by using the B-S option pricing formula, substituting the actual price of the option and other parameters except the volatility σ into the formula. The actual price of options is formed by the competition of many option traders. Therefore, the implied volatility represents the market participants’ views and expectations on the future of the market, and is therefore considered to be the closest to the real volatility at that time.