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Perpetuals Trading Series: What are Perpetual Futures and why trade them?

January 18, 2021

Perpetual futures are futures contracts with no maturity, as opposed to dated futures, which expire at a pre-set date and time such as every month or every quarter. Any position in a perpetual future stays open until the trader decides to close the trade by executing an offsetting trade, or until the trade gets liquidated by EQUOS.

This Week in Crypto...

January 17, 2021

Over the weekend: Following Joe Biden’s $3 trillion stimulus proposal, Bitcoin and other cryptos are positioned to boom, according to analysts. This coincides with the Genesis block’s 12th birthday.

Trends in Bitcoin and Corporate Treasury: Acceptance, Acceleration, and Adoption

January 14, 2021

One of the most important trends in the cryptocurrency industry over recent months has been a notable rise in corporate treasurers buying Bitcoin (BTC) as a balance sheet asset. Against the backdrop of a failing global economy and a weakening global reserve currency (the USD), both publicly listed and private companies are beginning to diversify from traditional low-risk assets such as bank deposits, treasury bills, and commercial paper to find a more effective balance between risk and yield.

Ether Price Growth Overtakes Bitcoin— Will ETH Push the Market Towards an Alt Season?

January 13, 2021

Since Bitcoin's momentous rise this holiday season, alt coins have been making noise. What is driving this alt season, and what coins have been leading the way?

Daily BTC Analysis

January 11, 2021

Today is what you might call a bad news day. Bitcoin's march higher has been brought to an abrupt end, with prices down 16%. This time last week, Bitcoin was trading $28,000. It's amazing how short-term memories are clouded by a decreasing profit and loss statement! Bitcoin's failure to push higher over the weekend has seen profit taking cascade into auto-liquidations of leveraged longs to the tune of $2.7B.

Daily BTC Analysis: The Weekender

January 10, 2021

Welcome to the Weekender! Every week, we review the top news stories from the digital asset world, as chosen by our readers' clicks. This week, it’s a one-two for Diginex, with our CEO Richard Byworth’s interview with Cointelegraph taking top spot.

This Week in Crypto...

January 10, 2021

Over the weekend… Social media interest in Bitcoin hit an all-time high on Twitter. The TIE, a crypto data company, reported that 66,832 individual accounts tweeted about BTC on January 2nd, surpassing the previous high from December of 2017.

The Evolution of the Cryptocurrency Derivatives Market

January 8, 2021

We believe the emergence of cryptocurrency derivatives is the inevitable evolution of the digital asset class and should contribute to reductions in volatility and enhancing market efficiency.

Morning‌‌ ‌‌Update—Macro and Crypto Markets—January ‌‌8th

January 8, 2021

While traditional markets are up, crypto markets are up more. With the progressing political situation in the US (suggesting further stimulus) and the reassurance of vaccine arrivals in the coming months, markets are enjoying a risk on tilt, pushing equities to all-time highs. The S&P rose 1.5% to $3,800. The Nasdaq jumped 2.5% on the session. The 10-year yield continued its ascension, now at around 1.08%. The dollar experienced a quick bounce, but is at decidedly abysmal levels still.

Daily BTC Analysis

January 8, 2021

Another day, another new all-time high. When prices break into new discovery phases, it's best not to try and work out where it might stop. But, we are human, and we like to ponder these things. Given we only have the 'big numbers,' (40,000, 50,000 etc.) to offer us markers, it's worth considering if the total market cap of Bitcoin is going to act as break on price appreciation.

Introduction to Leverage, Margin, and Liquidation

January 7, 2021

Many virtual currency exchanges advertise the ability to trade products with leverage. In traditional finance, there are a number of popular leveraged products, such as ETFs. An ETF is a product that moves as a function of the underlying factor and the leverage factor. For example, an ETF that has 5x leverage will lose or gain 5% if the underlying asset moves by 1%. Leverage defines your position’s exposure to the underlying asset class.

EQUOS launches Bitcoin Perpetual Futures Market

January 7, 2021

EQUOS today announces the launch of its EQUOS BTC Perpetual Futures (BTC/USDC (F)), the first in a suite of innovative derivative products that will later include options and dated futures. EQUOS is poised to be at the forefront of exponential growth expected in the crypto derivatives markets in the coming years.