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Trading with leverage might soon arrive at Binance DEX

Ali Raza
  • January 16th, 12:40
  • Binance Chain Explorer recently started showing eight out of 25 leveraged tokens that the project brought from the FTX derivatives platform.
  • While the tokens are not listed on Binance DEX at this time, many speculate that they might arrive on the platform soon.
  • If true, then Binance DEX might soon start offering trading with leverage.

Recently, Binance Chain Explorer listed eight new “BULL” and “BEAR” leveraged tokens from FTX, a well-known crypto derivatives platform. The new tokens are paired with four major cryptos, including Bitcoin, Ethereum, XRP, and EOS. However, the move also sparked speculation that Binance DEX — Binance’s non-custodial trading platform — might soon introduce trading with leverage, if it happens to list these tokens.

As some may know, BULL and BEAR token that Binance Chain imported from FTX allow traders to take a short or long position. However, they also allow them to increase the leverage cap up to three times.

In other words, trading with maximum leverage would allow them to earn 3% for every 1% they would earn otherwise.

Is Binance DEX preparing to introduce leveraged trading?

FTX’s CEO and founder, Sam Bankman-Fried commented on the move by stating that some of the leveraged tokens were, indeed, dual-listed on Binance Chain’s token model, BEP2, as well as ERC20. However, he said that none were listed on Binance DEX itself. He also admitted to not being sure whether Binance has plans to add them in the near future.

FTX itself features more than 25 tokens that can be traded with leverage, only eight of which are present at Binance Chain Explorer. Furthermore, the tokens that are listed seemingly have a current supply of 1 on Binance Chain Explorer.

Many see this as an indication that Binance DEX could allow users to trade these leveraged tokens in the near future, especially since the exchange made a major investment into FTX only a month ago.

As for Binance’s ‘main’ exchange, which is fully centralized — this one does feature leveraged trading up to x125 leverage.

About the author

Ali Raza
A journalist, with experience in web journalism and marketing. Ali holds a master's degree in finance and enjoys writing about cryptocurrencies and fintech. Ali’s work has been published on a number of cryptocurrency publications. Raza is the co-founder of 5Gist.com, too, a site dedicated to educating people on 5G technology.

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