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Ether Futures & Perpetual Contracts Guide

Ether Contracts Listed on Delta Exchange

Max Leverage
Settlement Currency

Symbol Description Price Max Leverage Settlement Currency Action
ETH Index Details
ETHUSDQ Ether Quanto Perpetual Swap 100x USDC See Market
MV-ETH-D-280320 Ether Quanto Perpetual Swap 10x USDT See Market
MV-ETH-D-290320 Ether Quanto Perpetual Swap 10x USDT See Market

Complete details of the futures and perpetual contracts on ETH that are listed on Delta Exchange are available below.

About Ether

Ether (ETH) is one of the top 5 cryptocurrencies. ETH is the native currency of Ethereum: a global decentralised platform for money and smart contracts. ERC20 tokens are also smart contracts that live on the Ethereum blockchain.

ETH is “digital money” that can be sent over the internet instantly and cheaply, and also be used in many Ethereum-based dapps and smart contracts. like the ones above.

You can margin trade Ether on Delta Exchange using our derivative (i.e. futures and perpetual) contracts. This means that you can go long or short ETH with leverage.

Ether Contracts Listed on Delta Exchange

Ether Quanto Perpetual

Quanto Perpetual contracts on ETH are intended to provide returns of the underlying spot market in ETH with the added advantage of leverage. Perpetual contracts do not have an expiry date. You can learn more about perpetual contracts here.

Quotation Details

ETH Quanto Perpetual contracts are quoted in USD. All margin, Profit/ loss and settlement calculations are denominated in USDC.

Margin and Leverage

ETH Quanto Perpetual are margined in USDC. This means traders need to have USDC to trade these contracts. The maximum allowed leverage for ETH Quanto Perpetual contracts is 100x.

Underlying Index

The underlying index for ETH Quanto Perpetual contracts .DEETHUSD. It tracks the price of ETH/USD price from bitstamp, kraken and coinbase.


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.


  • Taker fees = 0.075%
  • Maker fees = -0.025%

Trading Ether

Why Should You Trade Ether Futures & Perpetual

You can directly buy or sell Ether. This is called spot trading of Ether. If you buy low and sell high, you will make profit. However, this trade only works when Ether price goes up. Further, leverage trading is not possible in spot trading.

Ether margin trading through derivatives addresses these shortcomings. The ETH futures and perpetual contracts enable you to go benefit from both up and down move in Ether. Further, these derivative contracts have built-in leverage, enabling you to trade big with small capital.

How to Start Trading on Delta Exchange

Starting trading on Delta Exchange is a breeze. Here’s how you can make your first ETH trade on Delta Exchange:

  • Register: This takes < 1min and requires on a verified email address. No other KYC is needed.
  • Fund your Delta Exchange Wallet: Only bitcoins are accepted in the Delta Exchange Wallet. A unique BTC deposit address will be generated for you when you register.
  • Convert BTC to USDC: All futures and perpetual contracts on Delta Exchange are margined and settled either in BTC or USDC. For USDC settled contracts, use the currency convertor to change BTC to USDC.
  • Make your first trade: Now you are all set to trade on Delta Exchange!With Delta Exchange you can not only just trade in Ethereum Futures but also trade in several other altcoins like RippleLitecoinBNB coin etc as well as Bitcoin futures.


  • Does Delta Exchange support margin trading?

    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.

  • Which cryptocurrencies can I trade on Delta Exchange?

    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.

  • How can I contact Delta Exchange?

    For any query, feedback, suggestion or business proposals, please write to us at: [email protected]