Now Live: Bitcoin- and Tether- Margined Blur Token Listings

The long-awaited Blur token airdrop has finally begun.

And that’s not all. From today at 04:00 UTC, users can long or short the Blur token with up to 50x leverage via two new listings: BLURUSD and BLURUSDT.

The introduction of BLURUSD and BLURUSDT allows users to trade and speculate on the governance token of one of the biggest NFT projects – which has seen a surge in volatility (and trading activity) following yesterday’s airdrop.

For the lowdown on our Blur token listings, read on. 

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BLURUSD Quanto Contract Specs

As with all quanto contracts, the BLURUSD product has a fixed Bitcoin multiplier, regardless of the BLUR/USD price. This allows traders to long or short the BLUR/USD exchange rate without ever touching BLUR or USD.

Traders can post margin in XBT, and earn or lose in XBT as the BLUR/USD rate changes. This quanto risk premium may be one of the factors that results in the BLURUSD swap trading at a premium/discount to the BLURUSD spot price. 

For an explanation of the same concept, check out this blog post referencing ETHUSD. 

Key contract details for our Blur token listing:

  • Symbol: BLURUSD
  • Margin currency: XBT
  • Bitcoin Multiplier: 0.0001 XBT (10,000 Satoshis)
  • XBT Contract Value: BLURUSD Price * Bitcoin Multiplier (10,000 Sat / 1 USD)
  • Underlying: .BBLUR
  • Max Leverage: 50x
  • Risk limit: 50 XBT 
  • Maker Fee: 0.02%
  • Taker Fee: 0.075%
  • Base Initial Margin: 2.00%
  • Base Maintenance Margin: 1.00%

Users can trade the BLURUSD perpetual contract here, and check out the full contract specs here.

BLURUSDT Linear Contract Specs

BLURUSDT is a linear perpetual swap, margined in USDT.

Key contract details for our BLUR token listing:

  • Symbol: BLURUSDT
  • Margin currency: USDT
  • Contract Size: 0.001 BLUR
  • Lot Size: 1000
  • Minimum Trade Amount: 1 BLUR
  • Underlying: .BBLURT
  • Max Leverage: 33.33x
  • Risk limit: 1 million USDT 
  • Maker Fee: -0.01%
  • Taker Fee: 0.075%
  • Base Initial Margin: 3.00% 
  • Base Maintenance Margin: 1.50% 

Users can trade the BLURUSDT perpetual contract here, or check out the full contract specs here.

What is the BLUR Token?

BLUR is the governance token of Blur, a new “NFT marketplace for pro traders”. The Blur token is ERC-20-based, and will have a maximum supply of three billion.

The launch of BLUR represents Blur’s strategy to actualise decentralised governance for its marketplace – and attract market share from its rivals (like OpenSea). 

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