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ETH_USD Contract

  • ETH Perpetual Contract Guide

    How is the ETHUSDT Perpetual Contract Quoted?

    The ETHUSD contract’s underlying price is the BTEXETH Index. It is an equally weighted index using the Bitstamp, Kraken, and GDAX USD ETH/USD prices. Both the underlying and the swap contract are quoted in USD. Margin and PNL are denominated in ETH.

    Contract Calculations
    ETH Contract Value0.001 ETH
    USD Contract Value0.001 ETH * USDT/ETH Price
    PnL CalculationContracts * 1 ETH * (1/Entry Price - 1/Exit Price)

    Traders who want to profit from an increase in the ETH/USDT price, will buy the ETHUSDT contract. Conversely, if they believe the price will go down they will sell the contract.

    Margin and Leverage

    All margin is posted in USDT, which means traders can go long or short this contract using only USDT. The ETHUSDT contract features a high leverage of up to 50x.

    Price Index

    The ETH/USDT Index is currently being used for the ETHUSDT Perpetual Contract. The constituents are as below:


    At this time, weightings are equal weighted. In the future, we may adjust this index. Any adjustments will be made with ample notification.

    Marking and Settlement

    As the ETHUSDT contract is perpetual, there is no settlement. Marking for Unrealised PNL and Liquidation purposes are done according to the Fair Price Marking system.

    Note also: since this product is a perpetual contract, funding occurs every 8 hours. Please see the  Funding Section  in the Perpetual Contracts Guide for information, and for the current rates please see  Funding Calculation  in the ETHUSDT Contract Specifications.

  • ETHUSDT: Contract Specification

    The base currency is ETH。
    The quote currency USDT。


    ETHUSDT is a ETH/USDT perpetual contract priced on the ETH/USDT Index. Each contract is worth 0.001 ETH.

    Funding is paid and received every 8 hours.


Symbol ETH_USD
Expiry Date Perpetual
Initial Margin 2%
Maint. Margin 1%
Interest Base Rate 0.03%
Interest Quote Rate 0.06%
Funding Rate 0.01%
Funding Interval every 8 hours
Next Funding 2019-04-22 12:00:00 (UTC0)
Predicted Rate 0.01%
Fair Price 171.1
Auto-Deleveraging Enabled Yes: This contract is highly speculative and manages loss through auto-deleveraging.
Mark Price 171.1
Open Interest 4,848,114
24H Turnover 123,731 ETH
Total Volume 20,845,402
Type Settled in ETH,quoted in USD
Contract Size 1 USD
Settlement This contract is perpetual and does not settle.
Commission See the Fees Reference for more details.
Minimum Price Increment 0.1
Max Price 10000.00000000
Max Order Quantity 50000
Lot Size 10
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