The MATICUSDT Quanto Perpetual Contract – Coming Soon to BitMEX

MATIC, the native token of Polygon and a trader favourite, is coming to BitMEX in the form of a MATIC USDT Quanto Perpetual Swap. 

With up to 20x leverage available, the MATICUSDT Perpetual Swap contract will go live at 04:00 UTC on 7 July 2021. The contract is already available to trade on Testnet now.

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More Details

As with all quanto contracts, the MATIC product will have a fixed Bitcoin multiplier regardless of the Tether/MATIC price. This allows traders to long or short the MATIC/USDT exchange rate without ever touching either MATIC or USDT. 

Traders post margin in XBT, and earn or lose XBT as the MATIC/USDT rate changes. This quanto risk premium may be one of the factors which results in the MATICUSDT swap trading at a premium / discount to the MATICUSDT spot price – see our blog post explaining the same concept for ETHUSD.

Key contract details:

  • Symbol: MATICUSDT
  • Bitcoin Multiplier: 0.0001 XBT (10,000 Satoshis)
  • XBT Contract Value: MATICUSDT Price * Bitcoin Multiplier (10,000 Sat / 1 USDT)
  • Underlying: .BMATICT
  • Max Leverage: 20x
  • Maker Fee: -0.025%
  • Taker Fee: 0.075%
  • Base Initial Margin: 5.00% 
  • Base Maintenance Margin: 2.50% 

The MATICUSDT perpetual contract is now available on Testnet, along with the full specs.

The contract will be visible on the platform from 04:00 UTC on 6 July 2021 as Unlisted, 24 hours before trading starts at 04:00 UTC on 7 July 2021.

If you have any questions, please contact our Support team who will be happy to help.