Binance Futures Weekly Trading Volume Has Doubled In 2020, Hitting $16 Billion
According to a blog post by Binance, its Futures trading volume now stands at $16 Billion per week which is double from the beginning of the year.
The world’s largest cryptocurrency exchange by volume, Binance, started its Futures platform six months ago. The platform has grown tremendously and the weekly trading volumes have enhanced from below $50 million to stand at above $16 billion by Feb. 10 as the chart below shows. This growth has been enabled by various aspects comprising of the introduction of fresh products.
The rapid expansion of Binance Futures comes at a time when the derivative market has witnessed an increase in demand from traders. Various major players in the crypto exchange sector like Bakkt and Bitfinex have also rolled on Bitcoin derivatives for a share of the pie, Bitcoinist reports.
According to the blog post by Binance, crypto traders are attracted to its futures platform since they are able to access the whole ecosystem with no need to use extra funds on fees when transferring their funds from spot to their futures accounts.
Traders using the Binance Futures can access 20 perpetual futures markets as well as 100 spot markets. The platform started with only BTC/USDT position. However, the giant exchange has now added various futures pairs which can be traded against the USDT such as XRP, ETH, BCH, LTC, EOS….among others.
Binance also states that another crucial aspect that has made its futures platform to be highly competitive in a short period is the fact that its futures contracts prompts spot instruments. This is possible since the perpetual contracts are all denominated in USDT.
Altcoins In High Demand
Since Binance introduced altcoin portfolio, there has been increasing interest and the daily altcoin trading volumes have steadily increased. Binance reports that the daily trading volumes for altcoin markets have eclipsed that of BTC/USDT futures this month. The report indicates that altcoin’s market open interest has risen from 10% of the whole open interest to hit the 40% mark.