About Basic Attention Token
Basic Attention Token (BAT) is an Ethereum based token that serves as the currency of business on Brave Software’s blockchain-based digital advertising exchange. Brave also offers an eponymous free web browser in which user’s can choose to see ads from the Brave ad network. The Brave browser anonymously monitors user attention and rewards them with BAT from advertisers.
You can margin trade Basic Attention Token on Delta Exchange using our derivative (i.e. futures and perpetual) contracts. This means that you can go long or short BAT with leverage.
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Complete details of the futures and perpetual contracts on BAT that are listed on Delta Exchange are available below.
Perpetual contracts on BAT are intended to provide returns of the underlying spot market in BAT with the added advantage of leverage. Perpetual contracts do not have an expiry date. You can learn more about perpetual contracts here.
BAT Perpetual contracts are quoted in BTC. All margin, Profit/ loss and settlement calculations are denominated in BTC.
BAT Perpetual contracts are margined in BTC. This means you need to have BTC to trade these contracts. The maximum allowed leverage for BAT Perpetual contracts is 20x.
The underlying index for BAT Perpetual contracts .DEBATXBT. It tracks the price of BAT/BTC price from binance.
Funding is a series of continuous payments that are exchanged between longs and shorts in a perpetual contract to keep the price of the contract tethered to the underlying index.
At any given time, funding rate is equal to the difference of the mark price and the underlying index price. Funding is considered to be an 8-hourly interest rate and is computed and exchange every minute. When funding rate is positive, longs pay shorts. When funding rate is negative, shorts pay longs.
This contract is perpetual and does not settle.
You can directly buy or sell BAT. This is called spot trading of BAT. If you buy low and sell high, you will make profit. However, this trade only works when BAT price goes up. Further, leverage trading is not possible in spot trading.
BAT margin trading through derivatives addresses these shortcomings. The BAT futures and perpetual contracts enable you to go benefit from both up and down move in BAT. Further, these derivative contracts have built-in leverage, enabling you to trade big with small capital.
Starting trading on Delta Exchange is a breeze. Here’s how you can make your first BAT trade on Delta Exchange:
Delta exchanges offers trading in cryptocurrency futures. These futures offer: (a) up to 100x leverage and (b) ability to go both long or short. Crypto futures not only have the same features as margin trading, but also higher liquidity and lower trading fees.
Delta Exchange is a derivatives exchange. You can trade futures on cryptocurrencies, but not cryptocurrencies directly. The complete list of futures listed on delta is available here.
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