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Recent Trading Announcements

Two-Factor Authentication Required for Withdrawals, Effective 26 October

October 21, 9:20 AM

To enhance account security, 2FA (two-factor authentication) will be required for on-chain  withdrawals effective 26 October at 04:00 UTC.

If you haven’t done this yet, please set up 2FA and a reset code at This reset code will enable you to access your account if you ever lose access to your 2FA device.

If you’ve already enabled 2FA but haven’t yet set up a reset code, please do so via the link above before 26 October. 

As always, if you have any questions we’d be happy to help via Support

XBTX21 Monthly Futures Listed

October 20, 4:58 AM

Today, 20 October 2021, our new XBTX21 monthly futures went live.

Please refer to our blog for the detailed contracts list.

Trading started here at 04:00 UTC.

New AXSUSD, EOSUSD, LINKUSD, and SOLUSD Quanto Perpetual Contracts Now Live

October 20, 4:11 AM

Today, our new AXSUSD, EOSUSD, LINKUSD, and SOLUSD Perpetual Swaps went live.

Trading started here at 04:00 UTC – see the full specs on our website

Removal of Bulk Order REST API Endpoints

October 18, 10:00 AM

Beginning on 23 November 2021 at approximately 04:00 UTC, the following REST endpoints will no longer be supported:

  • POST /order/bulk
  • PUT /order/bulk

Please ensure you update your API clients appropriately to avoid any disruption to your trading strategies.

The API will return a 404 status code for any requests sent to these two endpoints after this date.

This functionality update is part of the ongoing simplification of our API and trading system architecture. If you have any further questions, please contact Support.

Change of Websocket Endpoint

October 15, 7:14 AM

As part of the ongoing enhancements to our infrastructure and networks underpinning our API services, BitMEX is introducing a new websocket endpoint, ( for Testnet), which is to become the recommended domain to subscribe to any BitMEX feeds. 

The websocket feeds behave the same in both domains and at this time we do not expect any breaking changes on the schema, data, and commands. Users are advised to start directing their websocket clients from the existing endpoint to the new one at their earliest convenience.

The existing endpoint, ( for Testnet), will remain in service for approximately 3 months from now. However, note that by using it, you may experience an increase in latency and in the frequency of disconnections from 1st November 2021. 

A further announcement will be made prior to retiring the existing websocket endpoint.


Date Event
Now and are available for general use
1 November 2021 Users connecting via existing Websocket endpoints ( and will experience an increase in latency and frequency of disconnections
Approximately 1 February 2022 Users will not be able to connect to the Websocket via existing endpoints ( and


If you have any further questions, please contact Support.

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