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:
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
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:
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.
On June 19, 2018, the September 2018 quarterly ADA, BCH, EOS, ETH, LTC, and XRP futures contracts will be listed:
Over the past month we have made some significant performance improvements to the BitMEX trading engine, increasing the overall capacity of the platform and reducing System Overload responses. We will soon be publishing the second part in our series on BitMEX’s growth and how we are scaling which will detail the recent improvements we have made, and what we’re currently working on. You can find part one here.
As a result of the increased capacity and due to popular demand, we will be listing the BitMEX EOS Token / Bitcoin 29 June 2018 futures contract, EOSM18, on or before 7 June 2018 07:00 UTC.