Presenting Liquid Perpetuals: Up to 100x leverage Bitcoin trading

In Trading Strategies

We’re excited to present Liquid Perpetuals, our forthcoming Bitcoin trading product with up to 100x leverage. Ride the Bitcoin wave with more precision, safety and control than ever before.

Liquid Perpetuals is currently in open beta. Most users on Liquid can access Liquid Perpetuals now through the normal exchange dashboard. We're offering the chance to win one month of fee-less trading for those that try it out and provide us product feedback.

During the beta there will be no trading fees on Liquid Perpetuals. 

What is Liquid Perpetuals?

Liquid Perpetuals is our new derivatives trading product that facilitates the trading of perpetual Bitcoin contracts. 

When trading perpetual contracts on Liquid you are trading contracts based on the price of BTC. Perpetual BTC contracts are represented by the P-BTC ticker on Liquid.

A perpetual contract has no expiry date and has no interest fees. Instead, a funding swap occurs between all open perpetual long and short contracts on Liquid. 

A new way to trade on Liquid

We crafted Liquid Perpetuals specifically for our traders - it’s packed with features that are meticulously designed to increase trader success.

Our goal is to pave the path to profitability by providing market-beating features with a perfect combination of dexterity and simplicity.

Advanced trading features

Liquid Perpetuals puts the power in your hands, granting full control over your trades. Here’s a look at some advanced trading features available:

  • Set Stop Loss and Take Profit at order entry
  • Select either Cross Margin or Isolated Margin
  • Fund trades with 13 different currencies, both fiat and crypto
  • Use up to 100x leverage
  • Deep liquidity: our Multi-Market Order Matching technology draws liquidity from Liquid’s Spot, Margin and CFD order books to the perpetuals market.
  • Draw and save your different chart ideas and even create chart templates that can be used anywhere on Liquid
  • Track your entire account performance using Liquid Vision
  • Deposit Bitcoin in less than 10 seconds with zero-block confirmations

Trader protection

We have top of the line security designed specifically to keep you, your funds and your personal data safe. Liquid Perpetuals also introduces an extra degree of trading safety with smart liquidations.

Smart liquidations carry out liquidations incrementally, 10% at a time. This way traders are not liquidated instantly when the margin threshold is breached. Instead, positions are gradually reduced as margin coverage falls.

Pay the true price

BTC contract price is based on the real market price, known as ‘index price’, by referencing the realtime BTC price on five cryptocurrency exchanges: Bitstamp, Coinbase, Gemini, Kraken and Liquid.

Index price takes the Bitcoin price on the above exchanges, discards the highest and lowest values and then calculates an average between the remaining three.

Mark price will be used to calculate current PNL, which is far more favourable for traders who are at risk of liquidation.

The mark price is designed to reduce the impact of manipulative trading tactics by using account order book depth, the current index price and averaged recent trading prices.

See the Help Center for information on how Mark Price and Index Price are calculated.

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This content is not financial advice and it is not a recommendation to buy or sell any cryptocurrency or engage in any trading or other activities. You must not rely on this content for any financial decisions. Acquiring, trading, and otherwise transacting with cryptocurrency involves significant risks. We strongly advise our readers to conduct their own independent research before engaging in any such activities.

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