Now Live: DYDXUSD Perpetual Swap Listing with Up to 10x Leverage 

A new listing featuring – ethDYDX (dYdX) – the token of the dYdX – non-custodial decentralised cryptocurrency exchange, is available to trade on BitMEX, and with up to 10x leverage.  For the lowdown on the latest listing, read on.

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DYDXUSD Quanto Contract Specs

As with all quanto contracts, the DYDXUSD product has a fixed Bitcoin multiplier, regardless of the DYDX/USD price. This allows traders to long or short the DYDX/USD exchange rate without ever touching DYDX or USD. Traders can post margin in XBT, and earn or lose in XBT as the DYDX/USD rate changes.  This quanto risk premium may be one of the factors that results in the DYDXUSD swap trading at a premium/discount to the DYDXUSD spot price. 

Key contract details for our DYDX token listing:

  • Symbol: DYDXUSD
  • Margin Currency: XBT
  • Bitcoin Multiplier: 0.0001 XBT (10,000 Satoshis)
  • XBT Contract Value: DYDXUSDPrice * Bitcoin Multiplier (10,000 Sat / 1 USD)
  • Underlying: .BDYDX
  • Max Leverage: 10x
  • Risk limit: 50 XBT
  • Maker Fee: 0.02%
  • Taker Fee: 0.075%
  • Base Initial Margin: 10.00%
  • Base Maintenance Margin: 5.00%

You can trade the DYDXUSD perpetual contract here, or refer to the full contract specs here.

What Is DYDX (dYdX)?

ethDYDX (dYdX) is the governance token for the layer 2 protocol of the non-custodial decentralised cryptocurrency exchange DYDX. It serves to facilitate the operation of layer 2 and allows traders, liquidity providers and partners to contribute to the definition of the protocol’s future as a community.Token holders are granted the right to propose changes on the dYdX’s layer 2, and are presented with an opportunity to benefit through token staking and trading fee discounts. Layer 2 is used for trading of cross-margined perpetuals on the platform. The scaling solution allows dYdX to increase transaction speed, eliminate gas costs, reduce trading fees and lower​​ minimum trade sizes on the protocol.

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