OKEx to Launch Perpetual Swap

Perpetual swaps are futures contracts with no specific expiration dates and with the possibility of withdrawal at any time
04 December 2018   294

OKEx bitcoin exchange will offer users new cryptocurrency derivatives - perpetual swaps. Product launch is scheduled for December 11th.

Perpetual swaps are futures contracts with no specific expiration dates and with the possibility of withdrawal at any time. In addition, 100-fold leverage will be available to traders.

Financing fees will be charged daily at 9:00 UTC, and the funding rate will be updated at 9:59 UTC.

This marks a key milestone for OKEx. The launch of perpetual swap demonstrates our continuous commitment to building a complete financial ecosystem for blockchain and crypto. With the new offering, investors and traders can select the products which best fit their trading and hedging strategies. However, we would like to remind our users that due to its high-leverage nature, implementing risk control strategies are equally crucial in trading.
 

Lennix Lai

Financial Market Director, OKEx

The new mechanism of forced liquidation of open positions also implies partial liquidation in order to minimize the impact of the procedure on the market.

OKEx Exchange to Launch GBP and THB OTC Markets

Thai and UK users should to pass the KYC procedure to start using Over-The-Counter platform
24 January 2019   222

OKEx announced support for the British pound and Thai baht on its over-the-counter platform.

The press release notes that users from Thailand and the UK can go through KYC verification procedures and start using the OTC platform.

Orders can be placed on the over-the-counter platform OKEx by independently choosing the exchange rate and payment options. Currently, this OTC-platform contains Bitcoin, Ether, Litecoin and Tether cryptocurrencies.

In addition to the pound and baht, the platform supports the Vietnamese dong and the Chinese yuan. This year, OKEx promises to expand the list of supported fiat currencies and serviced regions.

Earlier, OKEx launched termless Bitcoin swaps, and then similar tools for Ethereum, Bitcoin Cash, Ethereum Classic and Litecoin.