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The BitMEX Anniversary Trading Awards Winners
11/30/2016, 4:15:39 PM

The BitMEX 2nd Anniversary Trading Awards have concluded. It is time to announce the winners.

The winner of each category will receive a 2 Bitcoin prize.

Big Spender: Trader with the most Bitcoin turnover summed across all BitMEX products.

Username Bitcoin Turnover
XBOT 4,237.76 XBT
j8 2,354.87 XBT
anonymous 1,894.32 XBT

Yacht Club: Trader with the largest net profit; this includes unrealised and realised profit.

Username Bitcoin Profit
Waverider83 15.14 XBT
douver 14.48 XBT
anonymous 14.16 XBT

Shoot The Moon: Trader with the largest liquidation in Bitcoin notional terms.

The winning trader is trollboxer. Because this award is the result of actual money lost, we will not publish the size of the liquidation.

I’m Feeling Lucky: A random trader in the Trollbox.

The winning trader is habibi.

Thank you to all of our users for helping to make BitMEX the success that it is today. Stay tuned for similar promotions in the near future.

The BitMEX Anniversary Trading Awards
11/23/2016, 12:59:58 AM

It’s been two years since BitMEX went live!

Early on November 24, 2014, we flipped the switch on the very first production version of BitMEX. So much has changed.

In that time, we’ve traded over $2.5 billion in total volume, and BitMEX has become a dominant exchange in the BTC/USD market. Our success is due entirely to our users. To celebrate our success, we are announcing the BitMEX Anniversary Trading Awards.

Contest Rules:

2 Bitcoin will be awarded to the top trader in each of the following categories. Only trading between 24 November 2016 12:00 UTC to 25 November 2016 12:00 UTC will be counted.

  • Big Spender: Trader with the most Bitcoin turnover summed across all BitMEX products.
  • Yacht Club: Trader with the largest net profit; this includes unrealised and realised profit.
  • Shoot The Moon: Trader with the largest liquidation in Bitcoin notional terms.
  • I’m Feeling Lucky: A random trader in the Trollbox.
    • Any trader who has posted at least one comment in the Trollbox during the contest period and executed at least one trade is automatically entered.

Each registered user may only win one prize.

Upon the conclusion of the contest, BitMEX will calculate and publish the top 3 results of each category and the winners’ usernames. Each user will be contacted before publication. By accepting a reward, you accept publication of your username and the conditions by which you won.

New Trade Type: Take Profit
11/18/2016, 3:54:44 PM

Today brings a relatively major frontend update to BitMEX. The core changes:

  • Two new order types, Take Profit and Take Profit Market.
    • These are similar to Stop orders, but the trigger works in the opposite direction. Use these to set up orders to close your position without having to leave an order in the market.
    • Use in combination with the Close modifier to ensure a Take Profit order may only decrease your position size.
    • A full overview is available in the docs.
  • New Tooltips; you’ll find that more parts of the UI have explanation text. Look for the tiny question marks.
  • We cleaned up some styles, especially in the order controls.
  • We fixed some bugs. Most of them were rare, especially involving long idle tabs.
  • You’ll see some performance boosts; we rewrote the underlying date formatting, which was a major render bottleneck. The site now loads more quickly and performs better.

That’s it for today! We have much more on the way, stay tuned.

Update to Realised PNL Accounting
11/17/2016, 11:56:18 PM

For simplicity, we have made a small change to how we show Realised PNL on the frontend.

Previously, Realised PNL for all positions included all PNL since that contract was listed, regardless of whether or not your position had closed. Now, if you close any position (that is, your quantity is exactly 0, Realised PNL is reset to 0, and moved to the Closed Positions tab. These values are also available in your Wallet History.

Life-to-date PNL for all contracts, as well as total Deposits and Withdrawals, is now available via a new API endpoint (docs).

Important Changes to Zcash Futures Fair Price Marking
11/2/2016, 3:15:02 PM

Effective Friday 4th November 12:00 UTC, the December Zcash Futures Contract, ZECZ16, will move from Last Price marking to Fair Price marking. The Index Price will reference the spot ZEC/BTC Poloniex price.

ZECZ16 Fair Price Marking

Fair Price marking will be used on ZECZ16 so as to avoid unnecessary liquidations. The Fair Price is calculated by comparing where traders are currently quoting on the Futures market and its underlying Index Price. The Index Price will be the last traded price for ZEC/BTC on the reference spot exchange, Poloniex.

Switching over from Last Price marking to Fair Price marking will not result in a sudden movement in the Mark Price.

Further information about Fair Price Marking can be read here.

Max Price Raised to 100 XBT on All Altcoin Products

The previously imposed maximum price of 10 XBT will be raised to a 100 XBT maximum price across all Altcoin products.