Binance now operates two futures platforms – its native trading system, as well as the trading system from the recently acquired JEX exchange. The leading crypto exchange joins the futures markets after OKEx and Huobi offered their own version of the derivatives. For now, the company sells both plain vanilla futures, and 100X leverage instruments.
Binance acquired JEX just days ago, renaming it to Binance JEX. The platform received mixed reviews for ease of use. Binance attempts to address problems with derivatives trading, such as price information latency, as well as risk mitigation. The acquisition of the JEX exchange will also introduce its native asset, the JEX token, to Binance users.
The company stated,
In a longer term, JEX tokens will be gradually distributed to all users via marketing activities and community incentives; subsequently, the tokens will be gradually retrieved and burned in various forms including trading commission deductions and so on,
Binance futures will derive their price from a mix of exchanges, including itself, but also Huobi, OKEx, Bittrex, HitBTC, Bitfinex, and Huobi. This precaution is to avoid price manipulation and unnecessary liquidations in cases of more dramatic price moves.
The exchange also updated the conditions and documentation on its trading platforms:
You may find this handy. Official Documentation for the Binance Futures APIs and Streams. – Binance Futures API Documentation https://t.co/RyHLVWIyKV
— CZ Binance (@cz_binance) September 10, 2019
Until the first half of 2019, Binance was a relatively conservative exchange, offering basic trading pairs. The addition of futures puts it up as a potentially riskier market. Futures markets tend to affect Bitcoin (BTC) prices, based on BitMEX valuations.
The company also started to offer crypto-based finance solutions through its lending program. The exchange accumulates altcoins, offering high potential returns for lending.
Binance Coin (BNB) traded without change on the news of the futures launch. For now, the native coin of the exchange does not participate in the futures markets. BNB traded around $22.27, on slimmer volumes of $143 million in the past day.
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