Log In

Register

Recent Trading Announcements

.BXBT Index Change Now Live
2018-9-16 12:00:04

The BitMEX .BXBT Index change is now live.

Please note that the Index is now made up of the following: (⅓ * Bitstamp + ⅓ * Coinbase Pro + ⅓ * Kraken).

Products Affected:
XBTUSD
XBT7D_D95
XBT7D_U105
– XBTH19

Interim Index for Existing Futures Listings

The BitMEX .XBT Index is identical to the old .BXBT index: (½ * Bitstamp +½ * Coinbase Pro). This index will remain for the unsettled futures contracts until expiry (28 Dec 2018 12:00 UTC).

Products Affected:
XBTU18
XBTZ18

XBT/USD Index Change Announcement
2018-9-4 01:34:37

To further strengthen the trading of our XBT/USD products, BitMEX is proud to announce the introduction of Kraken’s XBT/USD price feed into the BitMEX .BXBT Index. This will bring the number of constituents in our primary index from 2 to 3.

This change will take place on Sunday, 16 September 2018 at 12:00 UTC on our XBTUSD Perpetual Swap product, new Futures products and on our Option products. Existing XBT/USD futures products that have not settled will remain under the existing index.

New Index Composition

.BXBT, the BitMEX XBT/USD Price Index, will change from (½ * Bitstamp + ½ * Coinbase Pro) to (⅓ * Bitstamp + ⅓ * Coinbase Pro + ⅓ * Kraken).

Products Affected:
XBTUSD
XBT7D_D95
XBT7D_U105
– XBTH19

Interim Index for Existing Futures Listings

.XBT is identical to the old .BXBT index: (½ * Bitstamp +½ * Coinbase Pro). This index will only be used for in-progress futures as not to modify their composition mid-contract.

This new index will be phased out after the settlement of the affected products (28 Dec 2018 12:00 UTC).

Products Affected:
XBTU18
XBTZ18

ETHUSD Perpetual Swap Now Live
2018-8-2 09:56:44

On the back of the success of the XBTUSD Perpetual Contract, Bitcoin’s most liquid market, BitMEX is proud to launch the all-new ETHUSD Perpetual Contract.

Trading is now live! Full contract specs are available here and summarised below:

Symbol: ETHUSD
Expiry Date: Perpetual
Bitcoin Multiplier: 0.000001 XBT (100 Satoshis)
XBT Contract Value: ETHUSD Price * Bitcoin Multiplier (100 Sat/$1)
Underlying: .BETH (Bitstamp, GDAX, and Kraken equally weighted)
Max Leverage: 50x

Funding Min/Max: -0.75% to 0.75%

Session Interval: 8 hours

A New Trading Milestone: 1,000,000 XBT Traded in 24 Hours!
2018-7-25 18:15:30

BitMEX traders set a new record today, trading over 1,000,000 XBT in just 24 hours. At 0:42 UTC today, the public stats endpoint showed a total of 1,001,000 XBT, peaking at 1,041,748 XBT three hours later.

In USD terms, this was just over $8B. This is an industry record both in Bitcoin and USD terms. Thank you to all our staff and traders for helping us set this historic milestone!

A view of the hourly volume & rolling 24-hour total:

TRON Futures Contract
2018-6-25 15:47:12

Update Jun 26 9:30 UTC: Due to the current Binance system downtime, the BitMEX TRXU18 listing will be postponed.  We will post another update before listing.

Update Jun 26 12:50 UTC: Binance is back online. As it is late in the day, listing has been moved to June 27 at 08:30 UTC.

Due to popular demand, we will be listing the BitMEX TRON / Bitcoin 28 September 2018 futures contract, TRXU18, at 27 June 2018 08:30 UTC.