What are Crypto Options?
Crypto options contracts are derivative instruments that let you speculate on the future performance of cryptocurrencies like Bitcoin. Delta Exchange offers an Options Chain for comparing and trading in options on BTC and ETH. With our platform, you can avail a wide array of options for trading, including call options and put options.
Delta Exchange brings you options on BTC and ETH- the kings of the crypto world. You can trade call and put options with daily, weekly, monthly and quarterly expiries on Delta Exchange for the lowest settlement fees and fastest withdrawals! Moreover, you have MOVE options as well on the same two cryptos at your disposal!
What are crypto call and put options?
Call options provide buyers with the right, but not the obligation, to buy a crypto asset at a fixed price on the specified expiry date. On the other hand, put options give buyers the right to sell the underlying crypto at a predetermined price on the expiry date.
On Delta Exchange, you can choose to trade both call and put crypto options on BTC and ETH with daily expiries, the lowest settlement fees, and the fastest withdrawals!
What are MOVE Options?
A MOVE contract is what is called a crypto option straddle or an option that is direction neutral- so you have the choice to combine call and put options with the same strike price. MOVE contracts on Delta Exchange let you trade in BTC and ETH options at daily expiries and even weekly expiries, that too at the lowest settlement prices!
How to Trade Cryptocurrency Options?
Crypto options are derivatives instruments. Buyer of an option is required to pay the premium upfront to have the right but not the obligation to buy/ sell the underlying crypto at settlement. On the other hand, option sellers receive the premium paid by the buyer and are also required to post a margin. All you need to do to start trading crypto options is simple - sign up to Delta exchange (it’s free!), select the option you want to trade in, choose the order type, and voila - you’ve just placed your first crypto options trade!
With Delta Exchange, you can easily trade options on various cryptocurrencies, including Bitcoin options. Take advantage of our user-friendly interface and powerful trading tools to make informed decisions. We offer Options Chains for trading in crypto options on BTC and ETH . With us, you can trade crypto options with the lowest settlement fees and fastest withdrawals!
Can I Trade Bitcoin Options on Delta Exchange?
The short answer is yes! Delta Exchange, the premier options trading platform, is your gateway to trade Bitcoin call and Put options. With daily expiries, low settlement fees, quick withdrawals, high liquidity, and tight spreads denominated in the USD, Delta Exchange provides an unmatched trading experience.
Join our community of traders who trust us for our robust options trading platform and reliable liquidity trading on BTC and ETH options. Sign up today to start trading Bitcoin options on Delta Exchange!
Why Trade Crypto Options?
There are several compelling reasons why trading crypto options can be advantageous:
- Hedging and Speculation : Crypto options allow you to hedge your positions or speculate on the future prices of underlying assets.
- Capital Efficient Trading : Traders can leverage the portfolio margin mode to create capital efficient trading strategies that can help to boost return on trading capital
- Choice of Call and Put Options : Depending on your market outlook, you can choose between call options or put options to align with your specific trading preferences. Further, you have the option to choose MOVE contracts as well!
- Daily Expiries and Lowest Settlement Fees : Delta Exchange offers daily expiries, allowing you to take advantage of short-term opportunities. Additionally, enjoy the benefit of lowest settlement fees in the market.
- Fastest Withdrawals and High Liquidity : Delta Exchange ensures speedy withdrawals and provides high liquidity for seamless trading experiences.
- Choice of Cryptocurrencies : Trade call and put options, as well as MOVE contracts on BTC and ETH, providing you with diverse trading opportunities.
Why Choose Delta Exchange for Trading in Options?
Delta Exchange is your premier destination for trading in options on cryptocurrencies. Our platform offers an exceptional Options Chain that caters to your trading needs. Whether you are trading BTC or ETH, Delta Exchange provides
- the lowest settlement fees,
- fastest withdrawals,
- and high liquidity.
We take pride in our customer-centric approach and offer attractive features like the Options Chain, competitive deposit bonuses, trading-linked Delta Cash rewards, and round-the-clock customer support. Choose Delta Exchange for a seamless experience in trading in crypto options.
Join our trusted platform today and experience the power of trading in options with Delta Exchange.
What is a derivative?
A derivative is a class of financial contracts that derive their value from the performance of an underlying entity. Derivatives where this underlying is a cryptocurrency or a cryptoasset, e.g. Bitcoin, Ether etc are known as cryptocurrency derivatives. Trading of crypto derivatives does not entail actual buying or selling of bitcoins or any other crypto. The value of the crypto derivative contract changes with the change in price of the underlying cryptocurrency. Thus, trading crypto derivatives in an alternative way to get exposure to an underlying cryptoasset or cryptocurrency.
Types of Crypto Derivatives
The prominent types of cryptocurrency derivative contracts include futures, options, contracts for difference (CFD), perpetual swaps and swaps. Crypto derivative contracts are traded both on exchanges and over the counter (OTC). Exchange traded derivatives are standardized contracts and are typically very liquid. In contrast, OTC derivatives are bespoke contracts between two parties.
Uses of Crypto Derivatives
There are largely three categories of crypto derivative use-cases. These are: (a) hedging: Which is essentially insurance for adverse price movements of a crypto asset you already own. For e.g. miners may want to lock-in the price of mined Bitcoin without selling it, (b) speculation: traders employ cryptocurrency derivatives to create leveraged pay-off profiles based on their market view, and (c) access: traders that are not able to buy Bitcoin or cryptocurrencies directly could potentially gain exposure to them via derivatives on a crypto trading platform or a cryptocurrency derivatives exchange.
For traders and investors, crypto derivatives offer several benefits that are unavailable in spot crypto trading. These include: (a) ability to go both long and short, i.e. profit from both rising and falling market, (b) leverage trading which enables a trader to take bigger positions and (c) strong liquidity which reduces the crypto trading charges.
Either Crypto futures and margin trading can be used if a trader is looking for leverage and the ability to go both long and short in cryptocurrency trading.
What is margin trading? Margin trading allows leverage to be achieved via two steps:
Step 1: borrow money or a cryptoasset
Step 2: For going long: use the borrowed money to buy crypto. For going short: sell the borrowed cryptoasset. In contrast, futures contracts have both these features built in their design.
Cryptocurrency futures are superior to margin trading across all dimensions:
- Higher leverage: Maximum leverage allowed in crypto futures contracts tends to be much higher than the leverage allowed in margin trading. For example, on Delta, one can trade Bitcoin with up to 100x leverage. But in Bitcoin margin trading, leverage is typically capped at 5x.
- Higher liquidity: Borrow markets are inherently hard to build and tend to have limited liquidity. This in turn impacts the liquidity of margin trading. Crypto futures markets being free of this limitation tend to be highly liquid and are usually bigger than spot markets.
- Higher flexibility: Margin trading facility is available only on top 2-3 cryptocurrencies such as Bitcoin and Ether. But liquid futures markets are available for a wide range of cryptocurrencies. For example, it is not possible to trade XLM on margin, but XLM can be traded via futures on Delta.
Bitcoin Futures and Other Cryptocurrency Futures
When two parties enter into a futures contract, they agree to buy/ sell an asset or security at a pre-fixed price on a selected date in the future. Crypto futures have Bitcoin or altcoins (e.g. BNB, LEO, Stellar Lumens) as the underlying.
The price of a crypto futures changes linearly with the price of the underlying cryptocurrency. Consider trading a Bitcoin futures contract. If the Bitcoin price moves up by 10%, ceteris paribus the price of Bitcoin futures will also move by 10%. This feature makes trading Bitcoin futures a good alternative to trading Bitcoin directly. The same applied to futures contracts which have other cryptos like Ether, XRP and Tezos. Moreover, crypto futures come up: (a) in-built leverage, (b) flexibility of going long or shorting and (c) low transaction costs.
Crypto Futures trading on Delta:
Delta currently has futures on Bitcoin (BTC) and 13 leading altcoins. Ether (ETH), Ripple (XRP), Stellar Lumens (XLM), Binance Coin (BNB), UNUS SED LEO (LEO), Litecoin (LTC), Tezos (XTZ), ATOM, Bitcoin Cash (BCH), Bitcoin Cash SV (BSV), NEO, Monero (XMR) and Basic Attention Token (BAT) are the altcoins that have futures on Delta Exchange. The maximum allowed leverage is 100x for the BTC and ETH futures contracts and 50x for XRP contracts. For the rest of the futures contracts, maximum allowed leverage is 20x.
Best and Fastest growing Cryptocurrency Derivatives Exchange
Delta Exchange is the fastest growing cryptocurrency derivatives exchange. We offer high liquidity on Bitcoin and AltCoin futures, have strong technology and strong customer and tech support. Our competition are BitMEX, DeriBit, Cryptofacilities and other futures trading exchanges. We continuously strive to maintain our significant edge over the competition and offer the best quotes on Bitcoin futures, and other altcoin futures like Ethereum futures, XRP futures, and a wide variety of crypto derivatives. We also offer dedicated tech support. If you want any assistance on integrating with our APIs or setting up your trading bots, please write to us on our support email mentioned in the footer. We have a strong focus on security and use best in class infrastructure to secure customer funds. It is these features that make Delta Exchange the best cryptocurrency derivatives exchange and the crypto exchange of choice for margin trading and futures trading.
Please note that Delta Exchange is not a spot exchange like Binance, Coinbase, Huobi, OKEx. Please also note that we do not support any fiat deposits or trading against fiat currencies.
Most competitive prices on Bitcoin Futures and Altcoins Futures for margin trading
Delta Exchange is also a premier destination for Bitcoin and altcoin margin trading. We offer tight spreads and high liquidity on Bitcoin and other altcoins for leveraged crypto trading with margin. Our Bitcoin prices (for futures) and prices on other cryptocurrency futures are highly competitive and the best in the market. If you are interested in seeing Bitcoin quotes or other futures do check out our crypto trading fee section. We offer standard maker rebates.
Leveraged Trading – Futures Trading, Margin Trading is risky – Use Caution.
Leveraged trading and margin trading involves risk. Trades can incur losses and can lose their entire invested capital. Delta Exchange advises users to be cautious on margin trading and ensure that they fully understand crypto margin trading before making any trades. You can refer to our guide to margin and futures trading and other resources on our blog to brush up your understanding of margin trading.
Trade Bitcoin, Ether, Ripple, Lumen with upto 100x Leverage
Delta Exchange is one of the best exchanges for trading Bitcoin, Ethereum, Ripple, Stellar Lumen and other top cryptocurrencies with leverage. Bitcoin futures available on Delta Exchange offer upto 100x leverage. The maximum permissible leverage for every futures contract can be found under the contract details section on the trading terminal. Settlement currency for the margin used and quoting currency for any contract can also be found on the contract details page. You can also refer to our Bitcoin futures guide, Ether Futures guide, Ripple futures guide and other futures guides listed in the footer to find details on the contracts available for trading. Also check out our crypto trading blog for more information and learning on crypto derivatives.