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Understanding Contract Symbols on Delta Exchange

On Delta Exchange, the contracts are abbreviated in a specific format. If Any> If Any> If a trader can understand and decode contract symbols, they can then interpret other contract symbols without putting in too much time and effort.
  1. The first 3/4 letters are the underlying asset that is being traded.
  2. The latter 3/4 letters are the quote currency.
  3. In the case of a single letter (Q) added post the quote currency, the letter represents the type of currency product.
  4. The last details in a contract would be the date, in case the contract expires on a particular date.
  • You can’t figure out whether a contract is inverse or vanilla from the symbology. You need to know what is the margining/ settlement currency too, in addition to the contract symbol.
BTCUSD_27MAR – Inverse Futures, expiring on 27th March
  1. BTC is the underlying asset, Bitcoin
  2. USD is the quote currency, S. Dollars
  3. 27MAR is the day the contract will expire i.e. 27th March 2020
LINKBTC – Perpetual Vanilla Contract
  1. LINK is the underlying asset, Chainlink
  2. BTC is the quote currency, Bitcoin
BTCUSD – Perpetual Inverse Contract
  1. BTC is the underlying asset, Bitcoin
  2. USD is the quote currency, U.S.Dollar
ETHUSDQ - Perpetual Quanto Contract
  1. The first 3 letters, ETH represent the underlying asset i.e. Ethereum
  2. USD represents the quote currency being Dollars
  3. Q represents the currency product i.e. Quanto Products. Read more on Quanto here
Below, we have mentioned an exhaustive list of all the contracts listed on Delta Exchange, till date and what their contract specifications are.
Contract Symbol Full Name Contract Description
BTCUSD Bitcoin Inverse Futures, quoted in USD, settled in BTC
ETHUSDQ Ethereum - USD Quanto Vanilla Future, quoted in USD, settled and margined in USDC
XRPUSDQ Ripple - USD Quanto Vanilla Future, quoted in USD, settled and margined in USDC
LTCUSDQ Litecoin - USD Quanto Vanilla Future, quoted in USD, settled and margined in USDC
BNBUSDQ Binance Coin - USD Quanto Vanilla Future, quoted in USD, settled and margined in BTC
BNBBTC Binance Coin Vanilla Futures, quoted margined and settled in BTC
LEOUSDQ LEOcoin - USD Quanto Vanilla Future, quoted in USD, settled and margined in USDC
XLMBTC Stellar Vanilla Futures, quoted margined and settled in BTC
BSVUSDQ Bitcoin Cash SV - USD Quanto Vanilla Futures, quoted margined and settled in BTC
XMRUSDQ Monero - USD Quanto Vanilla Future, quoted in USD, settled and margined in USDC
XTZBTC Tezos Vanilla Futures, quoted margined and settled in BTC
LINKBTC Chainlink Vanilla Futures, quoted margined and settled in BTC
MATICBTC Matic Network Vanilla Futures, quoted margined and settled in BTC
EOSBTC EOS Vanilla Futures, quoted margined and settled in BTC
ENJBTC Enjin Coin Vanilla Futures, quoted margined and settled in BTC
ADABTC Cardano Vanilla Futures, quoted margined and settled in BTC
TOMOBTC TomoChain Vanilla Futures, quoted margined and settled in BTC
WAVESBTC Waves Vanilla Futures, quoted margined and settled in BTC
BATBTC Basic Attention Token Vanilla Futures, quoted margined and settled in BTC
ATOMBTC Cosmos Vanilla Futures, quoted margined and settled in BTC
RVNBTC Ravencoin Vanilla Futures, quoted margined and settled in BTC
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