Bitmex Creates Reduction in Base Maintenance Margin

Bitmex Creates Reduction in Base Maintenance Margin

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The popular cryptocurrency exchange Bitmex has announced that their platform will be making a further reduction in the Base Maintenance Margin requirements for their XBT series and ETH series products as part of their extended and ongoing trial period. This will be the third time that Bitmex reduces their Base Maintenance Margin requirement, with the goal to fine tune and optimize their trading platform for an even better user experience. Bitmex has decided to make this additional change based on positive user feedback, and will host a 1 week trial period to get a better understanding on the effectiveness of the reduction. 


If you are a trader, make sure you understand how these changes will affect your strategy and potential outcome. For all traders, initial margin requirements will remain the same, so that means that Bitmex’s bankruptcy price as well as their level of Maximum Leverage will both remain the same. Since maintenance margin requirements will be reduced, liquidation price will start to move closer to bankruptcy price, and the amount of maintenance margin that is lost due an unforeseen liquidation will also be reduced.

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