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Tron Series (TRX) Guide

On BitMEX, the TRON derivative is in the form of a Futures Contract and allows traders to speculate on the future value of the TRON / Bitcoin (TRX/XBT) exchange rate. Traders need not have TRON to trade the futures contract as it only requires Bitcoin as margin.

How Are TRON Futures Quoted?

The TRON futures’ underlying is the TRX/XBT exchange rate as recorded in the .BTRXXBT Index. The futures are quoted in Bitcoin and all margin and PNL calculations are denominated in Bitcoin.

Contract Calculations
Multiplier 1
XBT Contract Value Multiplier * Futures Price * 1 TRX
USD Contract Value XBT Contract Value * XBTUSD
PnL Calculation # Contracts * Multiplier * (Exit Price - Entry Price)

Traders who think that the price of TRON will rise will buy the futures contract. Conversely, traders who believe the price will drop will sell the futures contract.

Margin and Leverage

All margin is posted in Bitcoin, that means traders can go long or short this contract using only Bitcoin. The TRON futures contracts feature a leverage of up to 20x.

For example, to buy 10 Bitcoin worth of contracts, you will only require 0.5 Bitcoin of Initial Margin.


The TRON futures contracts settle on the .BTRXXBT30M Index Price. Settlement will occur on the last Friday of the Settlement Month.

Trade Example

A trader wants to goes long 10 XBT of TRON futures contracts, which trades at 0.0200 XBT. As the leverage is 20x, the trader only needs 0.5 XBT of margin for this trade.

The trader must buy 500 contracts: 10 XBT / (0.0200 XBT * 1).

A few days later, the price rises to 0.0250 XBT and the trader sells all their contracts.

The trader’s profit will be: 500 * 1 * (0.0250 - 0.0200) = 2.5 XBT