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Announcing The BCHUSD Quanto Perpetual Contract

We are launching a BCHUSD quanto perpetual swap contract with up to 25x leverage on 16 June 2020 at 04:00 UTC. This is the fourth quanto contract...

Subtleties and Security

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

Update to BitMEX .BXBT Index, 26 May 2020

Effective 26 May 2020 at 05:00 UTC, BitMEX will reintroduce Itbit into its .BXBT index. The constituents are detailed in the table below. On 25 May 2020 at 13:58:25 UTC,...

In The Beginning There Was House

(Source: Space Ibiza Nightclub) In the beginning there was Jack.And Jack had a groove.And from this groove came the groove of all grooves.And while one...

The Crisis Happened: What’s Next?

Abstract: Due to numerous requests, we provide a follow up to our February 2019 piece, “Anatomy Of The Next Global Financial Crisis”. We update our thinking following...

Postmortem: Downtime, 19 May 2020

On 19 May, the BitMEX trading engine experienced unscheduled downtime between 12:00 UTC and 13:40 UTC as a result of an unexpected server restart. Before we go into the...

What Does the Halving Mean for BitMEX Users?

The world seems like a very different place since the eve of the last Bitcoin halving in June 2016 - not least as the price of a...

April 2020 Report Into Cryptocurrency Exchanges (From CryptoCompare)

Executive Summary April 30th Saw Historic Volumes Ahead of Bitcoin Halving In April, crypto spot...

Continued Support of Bitcoin Development – HDR Provides a 2nd Gift to the MIT...

HDR Global Trading Limited continues to support the MIT Digital Currency Initiative (MIT DCI) and we have provided a second financial gift. The gifts have been provided...

Ethereum 2.0

Abstract: We examine Ethereum 2.0, which is set to launch as early as July 2020, assuming there are no further delays. However, the launch may not be...

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