Get up to 5x leverage on BTC-USD

Since we launched the exchange in 2019, margin trading has been one of the most requested features. I’m excited to announce today that we’re rolling out a margin – up to 5x leverage – for users in over 150 countries.

I am particularly pleased that we can offer fees as low as 0.12% daily (0.02% every four hours) on open margin positions, making Blockchain.com’s exchange rate margin rates among the lowest and most competitive in the world Industry makes.

What is margin trading?

Margin trading allows you to increase your profit potential through leverage, which gives you greater buying and selling power on every trade.

For example, if a trader wants to buy $ 1,000 worth of Bitcoin on the BTC-USD pair with 5x leverage, they only need $ 200 in BTC or USD as security on the account to have a full position in value from $ 1,000. The flexibility in funding management allows users to use either base or counter currency to open margin positions. Margin trading also gives users the ability to diversify trading portfolios as they don’t need the entire trading balance to take a margin position.

Before trading leverage, it is important to remember that while you have the potential to make higher profits, you also have greater risk with leveraged trades in cryptocurrencies. The bottom line is that you make sure you understand the mechanics of margin trading before you start.

We have put together some resources in our Support Center.

How to trade margin at a glance

A margin trade on the Blockchain.com Exchange

  1. Register with the exchange
  2. Select in the trade ticket edge (You need to activate the margin the first time)
  3. Include your type of trade and the amount you want to trade
  4. Choose between 2x and 5x levers for your trading (the higher the leverage, the higher the risk, learn how to handle the risk)
  5. Choose your Type and amount of collateralrequired to open a margin position
  6. Optional: a. to adjust Stop loss Price level to automatically close unprofitable positions and manage your risk of loss.
  7. Place an order

Please refer to the help for detailed instructions.

Who is Eligible to Trade with Margin?

Margin trading is currently supported for Gold Verified users, but is not currently available to users in the US, UK, Canada, Japan, Germany, Austria, Italy, France, the Netherlands, and select other countries. The product currently supports the BTC / USD trading pair.

We are pleased that users around the world now have access to this coveted feature and look forward to adding more products and features to Exchange customers.

To learn more about margin trading, please visit: Support Center

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