• Bitcoin futures are in contango, which presents a potentially high-return, risk-free opportunity.
  • The so-called basis trade exploits the discrepancy between Bitcoin’s spot and futures prices.
  • Experts explain why this arbitrage opportunity exists and is unlikely to go away anytime soon.

For what has been known as a digital store of value, Bitcoin itself is a headache to store.

Stories of lost, forgotten, or stolen passwords locking holders out of their Bitcoin fortunes have kept some institutions on the sidelines and scared off other more traditional investors.

The lack of an ideal institutional custody solution for Bitcoin has also contributed to a steep futures curve.

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