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OKEx BTCUSD Options Trading Welcomes its First Month Trading Volume Reaching USD175.6M


OKEx (, the world’s largest cryptocurrency spot and derivatives exchange, has officially launched its BTCUSD options trading since last month (9 Jan 2020). Upon overwhelming feedback from the community, the BTCUSD options trading has reached a total of USD175.6M in just a month’s time, and OKEx was ranked the second-largest options trading platform following Deribit.

Source: Skew
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OKEx BTCUSD options adopts a sophisticated risk management system that includes mark price, daily settlement, and Short Qualification rules. In the future, OKEx will launch portfolio margin products to further improve customers’ capital efficiency.

Key Benefits of OKEx Options

  • – Transparent price discovery at a one-stop trading environment
  • – A robust anti-manipulation system, proven and recognized at several market crashes
  • – Cryptocurrency Settlement, eliminating geographical limitations
  • – Mark price at settlement time as settlement price
  • – Mirrored futures, swap with underlying spot market, enabling diversified trading strategies
  • – 24/7, API-supported trading, non-stopping profit opportunity

“We are glad to see such shown fierce growth in OKEx BTCUSD options trading, this indicates a positive sign to the derivatives market. Beyond trading volume that we are looking at, the market has gained an increased supply in this options trading space and created a stronger trading ecosystem,” said Lennix Lai, Financial Markets Director of OKEx. “Options trading is often at an advanced level handling and we have seen a nice balance between institutional and retail investors. We are happy that options trading has been added to the OKEx derivatives portfolio, and we will continue to look out to the market and listen to users’ demand.”

Apart from the sole options trading performance striking an ace, the derivative market in general has recorded extremely impressive performance in the last few months. According to figures from CryptoCompare’s December 2019 Exchange Report, OKEx is the leading exchange in crypto derivatives trading, among the four exchanges that constituted to 96% of the total crypto derivatives trading volume. Trading a total of $99.6 billion in crypto derivatives in December, OKEx registered an 11% growth in comparison to the previous month.

“December had been a busy month for us as we added a couple of new measurements and products to the derivatives space. We are flattered to be included in this authoritative exchange report, and we are the only exchange that saw an increase in trading volume in December,” said Jay Hao, CEO of OKEx. “Derivatives is a core market of OKEx. Moving forward, we will continue to work closely with the product team in expanding further, especially to the DeFi space.”

For details, please refer to the OKEx Options User Guide

Disclaimer: This material should not be taken as the basis for making investment decisions, nor be construed as a recommendation to engage in investment transactions. Trading digital assets involves significant risk and can result in the loss of your invested capital. You should ensure that you fully understand the risk involved and take into consideration your level of experience, investment objectives and seek independent financial advice if necessary.

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