Bitfinex Derivatives Launches Perpetuals for Popular Asian Equity Indices


  • Bitfinex Derivatives has added perpetuals for HS50, NI225, and XJO to its portfolio.
  • The derivatives platform’s services are not available to the U.S. users.
  • The new perpetual contracts went live today at 06:30 a.m. ET.

Bitfinex Derivatives now allows trading of products you’ll usually find at a traditional financial exchange, with no restrictions on trading hours (certain limitations apply).

Bitfinex Derivatives Expands Perpetuals Portfolio

On Wednesday, the derivatives platform launched perpetual contracts for three of the leading Asian equity indices. In the press release, CTO Paolo Ardoino said:

We are pleased to add the HONG KONG 50, JAPAN 225, and AUSTRALIA 200 perpetual swaps to our selection of derivatives products.

The said contracts went live today at 06:30 AM ET. Bitfinex recently said the total number of bitcoin wallets with non-zero BTC balance rose to a record 45.388 million.

New perpetual contracts are not accessible to U.S. users

Remember that Bitfinex Derivatives and the selection of its services are not available to U.S. customers. Even in the allowed jurisdictions, its open only to verified users.

The perpetual contracts this platform announced today allow leverage of up to 100 times and work almost the same way as the rest of its perpetual trading portfolio – all transactions are settled in USDt or U.S. dollar denominated Tether tokens. Ardoino added:

These equity indices are strong indicators of how the Asian economy is doing. We’re proud to give Bitfinex Derivatives traders the freedom to trade these contracts at any time of the day and week.

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