Ethereum is the one of the top 5 cryptocurrencies and is most well known for the platform that it provides to execute smart-contracts. ERC20 tokens are also smart contracts that live on the Ethereum blockchain.
Ether futures allow you to trade Ethereum with leverage and to multiply your returns. It is however important to keep in mind that leverage cuts both ways and that just-as gains your losses will also balloon-up when you are trading using leverage.
Using futures contracts on Ether, a trader can take both long and short position in Ether and profit from price of Ether going up or down.
Delta Exchange has the following ETH futures contracts available for trading. Against each contract, we have mentioned the current price, daily traded volume and the change in last 24 hours. You can see the complete order book on ETH contracts listed on Delta Exchange here.
ETH futures currently available:
|Contract Symbol||Last Price||24 hr Change||24 hr Volumes|
Margin currency is the currency in which the margin for a futures contract is allowed. The margin currency for the ETHUSD_25Jan contract is ETH
Underlying for ETH Contracts on Delta Exchange
The underlying for ETH futures contract on Delta Exchange is Avg of ETH/USD price on Bitstamp & Kraken
How are ETH contracts quoted on Delta Exchange
ETH Futures contracts ETHUSD_25Jan are quoted in USD
Settlement for ETH futures
The ETH futures settle on the expiry data at the last 30 minute TWAP of the underlying price.
ETHUSD_25Jan futures expire on 25-Jan-2019 4:00 am
Max Leverage Allowed for ETH futures:
The maintenance margin for ETH contracts is 5%. The max leverage for these contracts is 100/5 times.
Initial margin (minimum amount needed to open a fresh position) that a trader is required to post when entering a long or short position in ETH decides the max-leverage for the contract. For example, a contract with 2.5% initial margin will offer upto 40x leverage and vice versa. With 25x max-leverage the trader will need an initial margin of 4%
The maker and taker fee for ETH futures is:
Maker Fee: -0.0005 times the position value
Taker Fee: 0.0025 times the position value
More information about futures trading is available in reference section here.
Constantinople hard fork is set to take place at Block 7080000 and is expected within 14th – 18th January 2019. At the current block speed, the fork is likely activate around 7 am UTC on 16th January.
Backdrop: There are 4 major phases in the evolution of Ethereum namely, Frontier (beta phase: develop and test dapps), Homestead (stabilization phase), Metropolis (ongoing) and Serenity. Constantinople is the second hard fork of the Metropolis phase, and is an intermediate step in the transition of Ether blockchain from Proof of Work (PoW) to Proof of Stake (PoS).
Impact of the planned update
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