Crypto assets trading platform Bitfinex announced on Friday that margin trading on the FTX token is now available with the US Dollar. As per the company’s tweet, the FTT/USD pair can be traded with a maximum leverage of 1.66x, initial equity of 60%, and a maintenance margin of 30%.
Margin trading on FTX Token with US dollar is now available!
From 06/03/20 at 8:30 AM UTC, the FTT/USD pair can be traded with a maximum leverage of 1.66x, an initial equity of 60% and a maintenance margin of 30%.
— Bitfinex (@bitfinex) March 6, 2020
Margin trading is one of the major forms of traditional financial trading and is expected to play a significant role in popularizing crypto-based financial trade systems. In the official announcement on its website, Bitfinex stated,
Margin trading enables traders to borrow funds to increase leverage, offering the potential for greater profits than in traditional trading. Still, the potential for greater rewards also comes with higher levels of risk, particularly given the volatility of digital assets.
After bursting the bubble that crypto is an “easy-money-making” asset, the biggest challenge for the crypto companies is to now normalize digital currencies as alternative assets to traditional financial products. In this regard, it becomes important for them to introduce more and more options for traditional investors. Prior to this, Bitfinex has made margin trading with the USD available on Algorand and Cosmos tokens as well.
Those new to margin trading can find useful information on the Bitfinex support page.