How and Where to Margin Trade Ethereum?

Crypto Margin Trading offers traders with access to borrow the capital and make a purchase of a larger volume of cryptos. In case of margin Trading Ether, the investor lends money/crypto to access Ether of larger volume. Our post of today will talk about how and where you can Margin Trade Ethereum. Let’s get started –

How to Margin Trade Ethereum?

Margin Trading Ethereum means to borrow capital from a lender or Exchange to purchase a larger volume of ether. The amount that is borrowed is the “initial margin” and predefined by the exchange and could vary with each platform. Many traders find margin trade as lucrative trade. However, even risks are considerable and hence practice cautiously.  To limit traders from borrowing too much, the margins are limited called as maintenance requirement.

Let’s pick an example –

Anthony wishes to margin trade on Ethereum.

So,

Amount Deposited as maintenance requirement $5000
Borrowed money $5000
Purchasing Ether worth of         $10000
Initial Margin set 25% i.e. value of the purchased Ether drops to $8,000, Anthony would need at least $2,000 (25% of $8,000) in equity
Total Equity with Anthony $3000 [$5000 -$2000]

With a price drop such that it results in total equity with Anthony less than $3000, margin call would be initiated. That means either Anthony needs to top up to maintain the maintenance requirement or the exchange would sell off his Ether to bring the account back up to the maintenance requirement.

 

Exchanges to Margin Trade Ethereum

Here are some of the exchanges that allow traders to Margin Trade on Ether.

Bitfinex

Bitfinex, founded in 2012 is a cryptocurrency trading platform that has its headquarters in Hong Kong and registered in the British Virgin Islands. The exchange facilitates spot trading for most of the digital assets like Bitcoin, Ethereum, EOS, Litecoin, Ripple, NEO, Monero and many more. They also offer Margin Trading through their peer-to-peer margin funding network allowing traders to securely trade with up to 3.3x leverage.

Individuals interested in Margin Trading can visit here. The traders have two option, either they can enter an order to borrow the desired amount of funding at the rate and duration of their choice, or they can simply open a position and Bitfinex will take out funding for them at the best available rate at that time.

Bitfinex now support leverage trading Ethereum Classic in ETCUSD and ETCBTC markets

BitMex

BitMEX or Bitcoin Mercantile Exchange is a peer-to-peer trading platform that also offers leveraged contracts that are bought and sold in Bitcoin. At BitMEX you would find crypto derivative instruments being sold and bought on margin trade.

BitMEX, the only exchange in the market that could provide 100x leverage, i.e., for every BTC/XBT you own, you can trade as if you have 100 BTC/XBT. However, perpetual Ether contracts can be leveraged up to 33x. It’s worth noting that BitMEX only accepts BTC deposits and no other currency, even the profit and loss are in BTC.

To start off trading on BitMEX you can register here.  You just need your email to set up and could secure your wallet using two-factor authentication. Bitmex is very high risk or high reward ether leverage trading; please trade cautiously knowing the risks.

References

Wikipedia, Bitfinex, Coinsutra, BitcoinDaily, Ethereumprice, MarginTradingBitcoin.