BitMEX, a cryptocurrency derivatives trading platform wholly owned by HDR Global Trading Limited, a Republic of Seychelles incorporated entity today announced the launch of the Bitcoin/Chinese Yuan (CNY) series futures contracts, symbol: XBC.
With the addition of XBCZ, BitMEX allows traders to go long or short the three major bitcoin currency pairs, CNY, USD, and JPY.
The first future launched in the series is XBCZ16.
XBCZ16 Contract Specifications:
- Contract Value: 10 CNY of Bitcoin
- Quote, Margin, and Settlement Currency: Bitcoin
- Settlement Index: The BitMEX XBT/CNY Index (.XBTCNY)
- Expiry Date: 30 December 2016
- Leverage: 100x
The .XBTCNY Index is an equally weighted index comprised of the XBT/CNY prices on OKCoin.cn, BTCC, and Huobi.
One of the most watched spreads is the CNY vs. USD Bitcoin premium or discount. This spread is one of the most important Bitcoin trading indicators.
Traders who wish to bet on the expansion or contraction of the China Bitcoin premium can trade XBCZ16 vs. XBTZ16. XBTZ16 is the Bitcoin / USD 30 December 2016 100x leveraged futures contract. Both contracts expire at 12:00 UTC on the settlement date.
Go long XBCZ16 vs. short XBTZ16.
Go short XBCZ16 vs. long XBTZ16.
To learn more about the Bitcoin/CNY series, see BitMEX’s XBC Series Guide.