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High-Frequency Jump Analysis of the Bitcoin Market

Olivier Scaillet (), Adrien Treccani and Christopher Trevisan
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Adrien Treccani: University of Zurich
Christopher Trevisan: Ecole Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne and Swiss Finance Institute

No 17-19, Swiss Finance Institute Research Paper Series from Swiss Finance Institute

Abstract: We use the database leak of Mt. Gox exchange to analyze the dynamics of the price of bitcoin from June 2011 to November 2013. This gives us a rare opportunity to study an emerging retail-focused, highly speculative and unregulated market with trader identifiers at a tick transaction level. Jumps are frequent events and they cluster in time. The order flow imbalance and the preponderance of aggressive traders, as well as a widening of the bid-ask spread predict them. Jumps have short-term positive impact on market activity and illiquidity and see a persistent change in the price.

Keywords: Jumps; Liquidity; High-frequency data; Bitcoin (search for similar items in EconPapers)
JEL-codes: C58 G12 G14 (search for similar items in EconPapers)
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Date: 2017-06
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