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Frontend Update: Jan 19, 2017
1/19/2017, 6:50:09 PM

We have a big release today! The changes made:

  • We’ve spent a lot of time in the profiler to make the site faster. You should see much improved CPU time in this release.
    • We are aware that the chart can still take up significant resources. If you would like to disable it, click the [-] to minimize in the Basic Trade Layout, or resize it as small as it goes in the Advanced Trade Layout. In both cases it will fully unload.
    • We’re working on providing our customers with a more performant chart in the near future.
    • If the site is still slow, yell at Sam.
  • We have significantly improved the accuracy of estimated liquidation prices in the page. We have ported key trading engine calculations to the website line-by-line and now verify their accuracy on every change into the future.
  • We’ve rewritten the calculator entirely.
    • New modes: Target Price & Liquidation Price:
  • We added some helpful links to the footer. Gotta click ’em all.
  • For our users’ security, we’re proud to announce that we are the first exchange to fully utilize Subresource Integrity on all of our assets. This is a new web technology that allows your browser to verify that scripts and styles received from the CDN haven’t been tampered with.
  • For mobile users:
    • We’ve made extra speed improvements to help with the initial load time.
    • The inline amend input (for quantity, price, and stop price) is now easier to click; we’ve moved the cancel button to the other side so your fingers don’t have to aim so precisely for those tiny buttons.
Monero 7D Futures Contract Leverage Increase
1/6/2017, 7:25:32 PM

We are pleased to announce that the leverage on the Monero 7D Futures Contract, XMR7D, has increased to 25x. This change is effective 6th January 2017 at 12:00 UTC.

The Initial Margin and Maintenance Margin has reduced to 4% and 2%, respectively, from 5% and 2.5% previous to this change.

Notice Regarding ETCWin Futures Settlement
12/29/2016, 6:26:46 PM

Because no secondary market for WIN/BTC had been established by the required date of 28 December 2016, the settlement price for the ETCWin / Bitcoin 30 December 2016 futures contract, WINZ16, will be based on the final ICO price of ETCWin as per our previous email announcement dated December 19.

The final. ETCWin ICO Price was 1 WIN to 1 ETC. As such, settlement will use the .ETCXBT30M Index for the settlement price.

The BitMEX .ETCXBT30M Index is a 30-minute TWAP of the Ethereum Classic price at Poloniex ending at 12:00 UTC from the .ETCXBT Index.

New Leverage Input
12/23/2016, 12:47:11 AM

We’re happy to announce that you can now choose any leverage multiple you wish via a simple input.

A demonstration:

BitMEX Launches Bitcoin / Chinese Yuan Futures Contracts
12/14/2016, 9:19:35 PM

BitMEX is proud to announce the launch of the Bitcoin / Chinese Yuan (CNY) series futures contracts, symbol: XBC.

The first future launched in the series is XBCZ16.

XBCZ16 Contract Specifications

Contract Value: 10 CNY of Bitcoin

Quote, Margin, and Settlement Currency: Bitcoin

Settlement Index: The BitMEX XBT/CNY Index (.XBTCNY)

Expiry Date: 30 December 2016

Leverage: 100x

The .XBTCNY Index is an equally weighted index comprised of the XBT/CNY prices on OKCoin.cn, BTCC, and Huobi.

With the addition of XBCZ16, BitMEX allows traders to go long or short the three major Bitcoin currency pairs, CNY, USD, and JPY.

Spread Trading

One of the most watched spreads is the CNY vs. USD Bitcoin premium or discount. This spread is one of the most important Bitcoin trading indicators.

Traders who wish to bet on the expansion or contraction of the China Bitcoin premium can trade XBCZ16 vs. XBTZ16. XBTZ16 is the Bitcoin / USD 30 December 2016 100x leveraged futures contract. Both contracts expire at 12:00 UTC on the settlement date.

Premium Expansion:

Go long XBCZ16 vs. short XBTZ16.

Premium Contraction:

Go short XBCZ16 vs. long XBTZ16.

To learn more about the Bitcoin / CNY series, please read the XBC Series Guide.