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BitMEX is a peer-to-peer trading platform that offers leveraged contracts that are bought and sold in Bitcoin.



BitMEX only processes Bitcoin. All profits and losses are included in Bitcoin, even if you buy and sell Altcoin contracts. BitMEX does not process fiat currency. BitMEX enables trading with high leverage.

Perpetual Contract

A perpetual contract is a product that is similar to a traditional futures contract but has no maturity, so you can hold a position as long as you like. Perpetual contracts act like Spot and closely track the underlying index price. This is achieved through the mechanics of a financing component.


BitMEX does not charge for deposits. BitMEX does not charge for withdrawals. When you lift Bitcoin, the minimum bitcoin network charge based on the blockchain load is set dynamically and can be viewed on the withdrawal page.

The full list of fees can be found on this website.

Perpetual Contracts Fees:

Series Leverage Maker fee Taker fee Long financing Short financing Financing interval
Bitcoin (XBT) 100x -0.0250% 0.0750% 0.3750% -0.3750% every 8 hours

Traditional Futures Fees:

Series Leverage Maker fee Taker fee Processing fee
Bitcoin (XBT) 100x -0.0250% 0.0750% 0.0500%
Bitcoin Cash (BCH) 20x -0.0500% 0.2500% 0.2500%
Cardano (ADA) 20x -0.0500% 0.2500% 0.2500%
Dash (DASH) 20x -0.0500% 0.2500% 0.2500%
Eth. Classic (ETC) 20x -0.0500% 0.2500% 0.2500%
Ethereum (ETH) 50x -0.0500% 0.2500% 0.2500%
Litecoin (LTC) 33.33x -0.0500% 0.2500% 0.2500%
Monero (XMR) 25x -0.0500% 0.2500% 0.2500%
Ripple (XRP) 20x -0.0500% 0.2500% 0.2500%
Stellar (XLM) 20x -0.0500% 0.2500% 0.2500%
Zcash (ZEC) 5x -0.0500% 0.2500% 0.2500%

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