Binance Raises Max Margin, Leverage on Bitcoin Futures to 125X

Binance’s futures platform is increasing maximum leverage and margin on Bitcoin (BTC)/Tether (USDT) contracts to 125x, according to a press release shared with Cointelegraph on Oct. 18. Support for the contracts went live at 9:00 am UTC, with traders able to select 1x-125x leverage, with large positions adjusting to lower leverage allowed. As the press release notes: “At 125x leverage, a 100 USDT collateral deposit on Binance Futures will allow users to hold 12,500 USDT in BTC.” Balancing risk with efficiency According to BInance, highly leveraged trading is being introduced…

Binance Hikes Leverage to 125x for Launch of Bitcoin-Tether Futures

Binance’s futures exchange is raising leverage to 125x with the launch of bitcoin (BTC)/tether (USDT) contracts today. The cryptocurrency exchange first announced its futures platform in early July, at the time hinting it would allow 20x leverage. Now, futures traders can now choose leveraged positions between 1x and 125x, it said Friday. “We have seen an increase in institutional participation in trading … And they are flocking to Binance Futures,” said Binance CEO Changpeng “CZ” Zhao in a statement. “The market has been demanding a product with superior stability and performance; now…

Binance CEO Confused by BNB Price Decline Despite ‘Very Productive’ Q3

Changpeng Zhao, CEO and founder of major cryptocurrency exchange Binance, said that the reasons why Binance Coin (BNB) dropped over 50% from its all-time high in June do not make much sense.  “Markets often confuse people” Zhao explained that new services such as margin trading, an increased number of fiat onramps, peer-to-peer (P2P) trading, and futures trading have made the last quarter “very productive” with many significant projects coming to fruition.  Thus, the CEO isn’t sure why BNB price has slumped over the past few months, mentioning the drop in…

Binance Futures Bucks ‘Dismal’ Volume Trend — Trades a Record $700M

Binance’s Bitcoin futures product is the only winner in a lackluster market this week as trading volume hits local lows.  Research highlights “very low” activity Analysis of various platforms’ trading volumes by exchange eToro’s senior market strategist Mati Greenspan on Oct. 15 revealed cryptocurrency markets had all but bottomed out in terms of activity. From a peak of around $4 billion per day several months ago, Bitcoin (BTC) now sees less than $200 million change hands, he said referencing data from research outlet Messari. Other players told a similar story,…

Crypto Markets Report Mild Gains, While Binance Coin Jumps 7%

Sunday, Oct. 13 — Bitcoin (BTC) continues to bounce around the $8,400 price mark, while most of the top-20 coins by market capitalization report slight gains. Market visualization. Source: Coin360 Cryptocurrency markets are seeing mild gains, generally within a tight range of 1–2%. Binance Coin (BNB), the number eight coin by market capitalization, is the only top-20 coin that that stands out and is surging more than 7.5%.  Bitcoin has been bouncing between $8,300 and $8,400 for most of the day. The world’s most popular cryptocurrency traded from an intraday low…

Binance Adds XRP-Pegged Token to Its Decentralized Exchange

Binance, the world’s top cryptocurrency exchange by volume, announced Thursday the issuance of the second cryptocurrency ever onto its affiliated decentralized exchange (DEX), Binance Chain. Listed as XRP-BF2, the XRP variant is pegged one-to-one to XRP on Binance’s main exchange for instant swapping without slippage, the exchange said. Binance minteds 10 million XRP-BF2 for the DEX. XRP-BF2 is preceded by a June 2019 addition of a pegged variant of bitcoin, BTCB. “All XRP issued on Binance Chain will be backed 1:1 by native XRP sitting in a publicly disclosed address…

Binance Starts Accepting Fiat Currencies Through Alipay and WeChat

Major cryptocurrency exchange Binance has begun accepting fiat currencies through online payment service Alipay and mobile messaging and payment app WeChat, CEO Changpeng Zhao confirmed in a tweet on Oct. 9. Zhao was quick to clarify that Binance is not working directly with WeChat or Alipay, and users are still able to use them for peer-to-peer transactions.  The move follows the implementation of Binance’s peer-to-peer trading for Bitcoin (BTC), Ether (ETH) and Tether (USDT) against the Chinese yuan (CNY) earlier on Oct. 9. The service will be initially available to Android…

Bored Bitcoin Traders Pump Binance Coin (BNB) by 11%

Binance Coin (BNB) was trading in an extremely positive zone on Wednesday as its top rival bitcoin kept underplaying investors’ bullish expectations. The eighth-largest cryptocurrency by market cap surged by up to 11.73 percent to establish a session high of 2,289 sats. It attracted a similar capital from the fiat market, rising by 11.12 percent against the US dollar or US dollar-denominated crypto-assets. At the same time, it’s market cap touched a sessional peak of $2.734 billion. Binance Coin (BNB) surges by more than 11 percent against the US dollar…

Binance Launches P2P Trading for Chinese Yuan

Major cryptocurrency exchange Binance has launched peer-to-peer trading for Bitcoin (BTC), Ether (ETH) and Tether (USDT) against the Chinese Yuan (CNY). In an announcement published on Oct. 9, the exchange revealed that the service will be initially available to Android users who already have Binance accounts registered for at least 30 days. The exchange states that users should update their Binance Android app to the latest version in order to gain access to the new service and that it will slowly roll out support for iOS and web interface going…

Binance Integrates Coinfirm’s AML Platform to Comply With FATF Rules

Major cryptocurrency exchange Binance has partnered with crypto analytics startup Coinfirm to improve its anti-money laundering (AML) compliance. New platform for FATF compliance The integration of Coinfirm’s blockchain-agnostic AML Platform will purportedly streamline Binance’s compliance with the AML rules issued by the Financial Action Task Force (FATF), according to a press release published on Oct. 3. The new measures set up by the FATF require that cryptocurrency operators establish the identity behind crypto funds senders and recipients, conduct proper due diligence to ensure they are not engaging in illicit activity,…