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The New XRPUSD Perpetual Swap Goes Live Today (5 February 2020) at 0400 UTC

Today our newest product the XRPUSD perpetual swap goes live.  Start trading here from 0400 UTC - see the full contract specs on our website and key details below. Key contract...

When Options? Part 2

The above image has nothing to do with options. But it’s deep into ski season, and I’m loving the powder. I already spent...

Lightning Network (Part 7) – Proportion Of Public vs Private Channels

Abstract: Following on from our January 2020 piece on our database of at least 60,000 non-cooperative lightning network channel closures, we were asked how many of these...

Growth In The Level Of Precision Of Bitcoin Spending

Abstract: In this report we analyse and discuss the average level of precision (round numbers) in Bitcoin transaction output values. We evaluated almost 1.3 billion Bitcoin outputs...

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...

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