Litecoin (LTC) is a peer-to-peer cryptocurrency that enables near instant and low cost money transfers. Creation and transfer of LTC is decentralised and is based on an open-source cryptographic protocol. The Litecoin blockchain started as a hard-fork of the Bitcoin block in October 2011. Due to this, the Litecoin protocol is nearly identical to Bitcoin protocol.
They key differences between Litcoin and Bitcoin are as follows:
You can margin trade LTC on Delta Exchange using our derivative (i.e. futures and perpetual) contracts. This means that you can go long or short LTC with leverage.
|Contract||Type||Max Leverage||Price Currency||Margin Currency||Action|
|LTCUSDQ||Quanto Perpetual||20x||USD||USDC||See Market|
Complete details of the futures and perpetual contracts on LTC that are listed on Delta Exchange are available below.
Quanto Perpetual contracts on LTC are intended to provide returns of the underlying spot market in LTC with the added advantage of leverage. Perpetual contracts do not have an expiry date. You can learn more about perpetual contracts here.
LTC Quanto Perpetual contracts are quoted in USD. All margin, Profit/ loss and settlement calculations are denominated in USDC.
LTC Quanto Perpetual contracts are margined in USDC. This means you need to have USDC to trade these contracts. The maximum allowed leverage for LTC Quanto Perpetual contracts is 20x.
The underlying index for LTC Quanto Perpetual contracts .DELTCUSD. It tracks the price of LTC/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.
This contract is perpetual and does not settle.
You can directly buy or sell LTC. This is called spot trading of LTC. If you buy low and sell high, you will make profit. However, this trade only works when LTC price goes up. Further, leverage trading is not possible in spot trading.
LTC margin trading through derivatives addresses these shortcomings. The LTC futures and perpetual contracts enable you to go benefit from both up and down move in LTC. 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 LTC 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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