Higher moment connectedness in cryptocurrency market

Mudassar Hasan, Muhammad Abubakr Naeem, Muhammad Arif, Larisa Yarovaya

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Using 5-minute data, we capture higher-moment connectedness among three dominant cryptocurrencies. We find a moderate realized-volatility connectedness wherein Bitcoin and Litecoin (Ripple and Binance Coin) emerge as the leading spillover receivers (transmitters). A robust realized-skewness connectedness is found between Bitcoin, Ethereum and Litecoin, while a strong realized-kurtosis connectedness between Bitcoin and Ethereum. Furthermore, a time-varying connectedness analysis exhibits an enhanced higher-moment connectedness in the cryptocurrency market, which peaks during the COVID-19 pandemic. The study carries critical implications for higher-order pricing in the cryptocurrency market.

Original languageEnglish
Article number100562
JournalJournal of Behavioral and Experimental Finance
Publication statusPublished - Dec 2021
Externally publishedYes


  • Cryptocurrencies
  • High-frequency connectedness
  • Higher-moments
  • Spillovers

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Finance


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