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OKEx Exchange Makes Bitcoin Cash Available for Margin Trading

Tue, 01/08/2019 - 12:25
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Alex Dovbnya
Seasoned OKEx traders will now be able to trade BCH with a maximum leverage of 1:3, which may significantly increase their profits if stars align
OKEx Exchange Makes Bitcoin Cash Available for Margin Trading
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OKEx, the second largest exchange by daily trading volume, has just debuted margin trading for Bitcoin Cash (BCH). Traders will be able to place orders with a 1:3 leverage ratio.

OKEx Exchange Makes Bitcoin Cash Available for Margin Trading

Ensuring a better trading experience  
Starting from Jan. 8, two spot margin trading pairs will be available on the OKEx exchange – BCH/USDT and BCH/BTC. In order to improve the trading experience, they’ve also increased borrowing limits for all available assets.

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On top of that, the Bitcoin’s little brother is now supported by OK PiggyBank, a lending platform for margin traders that went live on Nov. 24. The launch of the OK PiggyBank also coincided with several changes of margin trading rules (emanating interest on a daily basis and updating the interest rate on an hourly basis). OK PiggyBank was officially launched on Dec. 26 with seven available altcoins after successful completion of the testing stage.

The caveats

OKEx traditionally warns its clients that engaging in cryptocurrency trading is a risky business (especially, when margin trading is concerned). As U.Today explained earlier, margin trading is exclusively for seasoned traders given that you are constantly walking on thin ice.

The above-mentioned 1:3 leverage ratio is insignificant in the traditional market, but one has to take into account the extreme level of volatility when trading digital assets. Subsequently, you may lose your funds and will be forced to pay back the borrowed money along with the interest.

The volatility talks are especially true as long as Bitcoin Cash is concerned. The currency’s price has been in the death spiral ever since the November’s split. Bitcoin SV (BSV) didn’t fare any better – it has recently fallen to tenth place, being replaced by Tron (TRX).

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About the author

Alex Dovbnya (aka AlexMorris) is a cryptocurrency expert, trader and journalist with extensive experience of covering everything related to the burgeoning industry — from price analysis to Blockchain disruption. Alex authored more than 1,000 stories for U.Today, CryptoComes and other fintech media outlets. He’s particularly interested in regulatory trends around the globe that are shaping the future of digital assets, can be contacted at