About UNUS SED LEO
UNUS SED LEO (LEO) is a utility token issued by iFinex, the owner of Bitfinex, a leading exchange that offers spot and margin trading of cryptocurrencies.
LEO token will have utility across the entire iFinex ecosystem including Bitfinex. Token holders will also receive benefits from futures products and services of iFinex. Initially, LEO token holders will receive the following benefits: (a) taker fee reduction, (b) lending fee reduction and (c) discount on withdrawal fees.
Additionally, the company has committed to using at least 27% of its revenues every month to buy back LEO from the market. This will continue in perpetuity until there are LEO tokens left in circulation.
You can margin trade UNUS SED LEO on Delta Exchange using our derivative (i.e. futures and perpetual) contracts. This means that you can go long or short LEO with leverage.
|Contract||Type||Max Leverage||Price Currency||Margin Currency||Action|
|LEOUSDQ||Quanto Perpetual||20x||USD||USDC||See Market|
Complete details of the futures and perpetual contracts on LEO that are listed on Delta Exchange are available below.
Quanto Perpetual contracts on LEO are intended to provide returns of the underlying spot market in UNUS SED LEO with the added advantage of leverage. Perpetual contracts do not have an expiry date. You can learn more about perpetual contracts here.
LEO Quanto Perpetual contracts are quoted in USD. All margin, Profit/ loss and settlement calculations are denominated in USDC.
LEO Quanto Perpetual are margined in USDC. This means traders need to have USDC to trade these contracts. The maximum allowed leverage for LEO Quanto Perpetual contracts is 20x.
The underlying index for LEO Quanto Perpetual contracts is .DELEOUSD. It tracks the price of LEO/USD price from bitfinex.
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 LEO. This is called spot trading of LEO. If you buy low and sell high, you will make profit. However, this trade only works when LEO price goes up. Further, leverage trading is not possible in spot trading.
LEO margin trading through derivatives addresses these shortcomings. The LEO futures and perpetual contracts enable you to go benefit from both up and down move in LEO. 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 LEO 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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