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New Bitcoin and Altcoin Quarterly Futures Contracts
2018-12-13 04:29:46

On 17th December 2018, the March 2019 quarterly ADA, BCH, EOS, ETH, LTC, TRX, and XRP futures contracts will be listed:

  • BitMEX Cardano / Bitcoin 29 March 2019 futures contract (ADAH19)
  • BitMEX Bitcoin Cash / Bitcoin 29 March 2019 futures contract (BCHH19)
  • BitMEX EOS Token / Bitcoin 29 March 2019 futures contract (EOSH19)
  • BitMEX Ether / Bitcoin 29 March 2019 futures contract (ETHH19)
  • BitMEX Litecoin / Bitcoin 29 March 2019 futures contract (LTCH19)
  • BitMEX Tron / Bitcoin 29 March 2019 futures contract (TRXH19)
  • BitMEX Ripple / Bitcoin 29 March 2019 futures contract (XRPH19)

On the same date, the June 2019 quarterly BTC futures contract will be listed:

  • BitMEX BTC / USD 28 June 2019 futures contract (XBTM19)
BCHZ18 Reverts to Fair Price Marking
2018-11-16 15:14:01

At 16:00 UTC November 16th 2018, the BitMEX Bitcoin Cash / Bitcoin 28 December 2018 futures contract, BCHZ18, will revert to using the Fair Price marking method.

BCHZ18 Moves To Last Price Protected Marking
2018-11-16 01:02:37

At 18:30 UTC November 15th 2018, the BitMEX Bitcoin Cash / Bitcoin 28 December 2018 futures contract, BCHZ18, will use the Last Price Protected marking method until further notice.

Bitcoin Cash Hardfork Policy and Impact on BCHZ18
2018-11-10 00:17:11

BitMEX Policy
Bitcoin Cash is expected to conduct a hardfork upgrade on 15 November 2018. There are two competing incompatible hardfork upgrade proposals, with the associated clients being Bitcoin ABC and Bitcoin SV. Therefore, there could be a chainsplit; users holding BCH prior to the hardfork could end up with coins on both sides of the split.

On settlement, the BCHZ18 contract will settle at a price on the Bitcoin ABC side of any split and will NOT include the value of Bitcoin SV.

This is consistent with the approach BitMEX took when Bitcoin Cash initially split off from Bitcoin in August 2017. The Bitcoin / USD contracts were settled based on the Bitcoin price at the time and did not reflect the price of Bitcoin Cash.

Impact on the BitMEX .BBCHXBT Index
The BitMEX .BBCHXBT Index is currently comprised of the following constituent exchanges:

⅓* Poloniex + ⅓ * Binance + ⅓ * Kraken

At the time of the fork, if the constituent exchanges use the BCH/XBT symbol for the BCHABC chain then BitMEX will keep that symbol as a reference, otherwise BitMEX will refer to the relevant BCHABC/XBT symbol to be used as part of the Index.

Product Affected
BCHZ18

Further Information
For more information, BitMEX Research has sponsored a new website, ForkMonitor.info, to assist stakeholders monitoring events on the day of the expected split.

BitMEX Altcoin / Bitcoin Futures Contracts Index Change
2018-9-24 13:02:27

Effective 26 September 2018 at 12:00 UTC the December Altcoin / Bitcoin Futures contracts indices will include the last price of Binance and Kraken (where possible) in efforts to further strengthen the underlying stability of the reference price. Existing Altcoin / Bitcoin September Futures contracts will remain under their current indices until expiry.

Contracts Affected

ADAZ18

BCHZ18

EOSZ18

ETHZ18

LTCZ18

XRPZ18

New Index Creation For Affected Contracts

.BADAXBT will be (0.5 * Bittrex + 0.5 * Binance)

.BBCHXBT will be (⅓ * Poloniex + ⅓ * Kraken + ⅓ * Binance)

.BEOSXBT will be (⅓ * Poloniex + ⅓ * Kraken + ⅓ * Binance)

.BETHXBT will be (⅓ * Poloniex + ⅓ * Kraken + ⅓ * Binance)

.BLTCXBT will be (⅓ * Poloniex + ⅓ * Kraken + ⅓ * Binance)

.BXRPXBT will be (⅓ * Poloniex + ⅓ * Kraken + ⅓ * Binance)