We have a big release today! The changes made:
-]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 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.
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.
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
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.
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.
Go long XBCZ16 vs. short XBTZ16.
Go short XBCZ16 vs. long XBTZ16.
To learn more about the Bitcoin / CNY series, please read the XBC Series Guide.