Binance Says It’s Cutting Leverage Limit to 20x, a Day After FTX Announces the Same

"We didn't want to make this a thingy," Binance CEO Changpeng Zhao posted Monday on Twitter, a week after making the change.

News  ·  26 July 2021

FTX Cuts Leverage Limit to 20x From 100x as Criticism of Margin Trading in Crypto Grows

"It's time, we think, to move on from it," CEO Sam Bankman-Fried said in a tweet.

Markets  ·  25 July 2021

Bitcoin’s Bull Market ‘May Have Come to an End,’ Says MRB Partners

Some analysts expect limited upside in bitcoin despite the possibility of a brief bounce.

Markets  ·  3 June 2021

Market Wrap: Bitcoin Leverage Costs Get Cheap, Ether Volatility Jumps

BTC had climbed from $35,709 to as high as $42,441. Then the slide started.

Markets  ·  20 May 2021

Bitcoin Recovers From Panic Zone as Funding Rates Reset

Bitcoin's funding rate turned negative over the weekend, which typically precedes price recoveries.

Markets  ·  22 April 2021

Here’s How the Archegos Debacle May Have Spilled Over to Bitcoin

The difference between bitcoin futures premium on CME and other crypto exchanges has widened since the end of March, when Bill Hwang’s troubles surfaced.

Markets  ·  7 April 2021

For the Daring but Lazy, a New DeFi Product Simplifies Leveraged ETH Bets

Leverage has been a killer use case for DeFi from the start. But rarely has making such big wagers required so little work.

Markets  ·  17 March 2021

Coinbase Revives Margin Trading, With Conservative (for Crypto) 3x Leverage

Coinbase is rolling out margin trading retail and institutional investors in the U.S. and nine other countries, offering a light 3x leverage to traders.

Markets  ·  12 February 2020

Bitfinex Adds Margin Trading on Tether Gold With Pairs of Up to 5x Leverage

Bitfinex has launched margin trading for Tether Gold with select pairs of up to five times leverage.

Markets  ·  31 January 2020

Binance Hikes Leverage to 125x for Launch of Bitcoin-Tether Futures

Binance’s futures exchange is raising leverage to 125x with the launch of BTC/USDT contracts today.

Markets  ·  18 October 2019

How Leverage Can Help With Bitcoin’s Price Discovery

Leveraged and margin trading can help boost demand for an asset, increasing liquidity within a given market.

Markets  ·  28 September 2019

Buyer Beware? Credit Creeps Into Crypto

An influx of get-rich-quick types could encourage the sort of behavior that bitcoin was designed to escape.

Business  ·  21 December 2017

Coinbase Targets Institutional Traders With Margin Feature Launch

Coinbase's GDAX digital asset exchange has added a new margin trading feature.

Markets  ·  20 March 2017