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Announcing the new XRPUSD Swap and Delisting BitMEX UP and BitMEX DOWN Contracts

We are proud to announce that a new Ripple USD (XRPUSD) quanto swap will be launched on BitMEX on Wednesday 5 February 2020, contract details will be...

A Brand New Look for Our Blog and Site Status Pages

We are excited to unveil a series of updates to our blog and site status pages as part of an ongoing evolution of our customer-facing pages. These...

When Options? Part 1

These are the three questions any self-respecting crypto punter asks themselves: When moon? When Lambo? When liquid options? If I knew the answers to questions 1 and 2, HDR Long Term...

Lightning Network (Part 6) – Over 60,000 Non-Cooperative Channel Closures

Abstract: In our sixth piece on the lightning network, we provide new data about its growth and size. We reveal statistics about private channels, often produced by...

Build Systems & Security – Bitcoin Is Improving

Abstract: This piece is written by Bitcoin Core contributor and BitMEX Research guest writer, Michael Ford. Michael is the recipient of the HDR Global Trading Limited Bitcoin...

Initial Exchange Offerings (Part 2) – Investment Performance Update

Abstract: Back in May 2019 we looked at Initial Exchange Offerings (IEOs), in this very brief report, we provide an update on the investment performance of the projects...

Trading Engine Interruption, 20 December 2019

Between 04:52:11 UTC and 04:53:47 UTC on 20 December 2019, the trading engine stopped all operations as a result of an infrastructure related issue. No data was...

I CAN has IPO

Abstract: In contrast to the apparent management difficulties at Bitmain, in a shrewd piece of corporate finance, cryptocurrency ASIC manufacturer Canaan Creative successfully raised $90m in an...

Thank You For Another Incredible Year

It was five years ago when Ben, Sam and I launched a derivatives platform using “magical internet money”. At the time, even serious Bitcoin maximalists thought the...

Lightning Network (Part 5) – BitMEX Research Launches Penalty Transaction Alert System

Abstract: ForkMonitor has launched a Lightning Network penalty transaction alert system, available at https://forkmonitor.info/lightning. Unfortunately, it is possible the alerts could be manipulated, for instance by users...

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