How to short Bitcoin in 2023

We’ll cover how to short sell Bitcoin, some places it can be done, and what risks to keep in mind.

Can You Short Bitcoin?

Yes, it is possible to short Bitcoin. Shorting Bitcoin is effectively the same as shorting a stock, as an investor is making a bet that the asset will lose value.

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Perhaps the most straightforward way to short Bitcoin would be to create an account on a crypto exchange that offers this feature.

Shorting Bitcoin on Exchanges

Shorting Bitcoin with Futures Contracts

A futures contract is an agreement between two parties to buy or sell something at a certain price on a specific date.

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Options are similar to futures in that they are both forms of derivatives — financial instruments that derive their value from an underlying asset.

Shorting Bitcoin with Options Contracts


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