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Bitfinex Expands Margin Trading Products with launch of Ethereum Classic (ETC), Monero (XMR)

ROAD TOWN, British Virgin Islands, August 24 2022 10:00 AM BST
– Bitfinex, a state-of-the-art digital token trading platform, has added Ethereum Classic (ETC) and Monero (XMR) to the exchange’s suite of margin trading products, expanding the offering of an exchange dedicated to financial freedom.

The spot ETC price has rallied more than 200 per cent from its 2022 lows possibly as a result of speculation ahead of the Ethereum Merge. Meanwhile, about six years after ETC miners mined the first ETC block at block height 1,920,000, ETC’s hashrate tapped an ATH on August 20, 2022. ETC’s hashrate reached 38.37 TH/s at block height 15,776,674.

From 24/08/22 at 10:00 AM BST, ETC and XMR pairs can be traded with a maximum leverage of 3.3x, an initial margin of 30 per cent and a maintenance margin of 15 per cent. Both pairs will be settled with Tether tokens (USDt).

“As an exchange we are responsive to the demands of our customers and we expect a ready uptake of the Ethereum Classic pairs and Monero pairs we are offering from today,” said Paolo Ardoino, CTO at Bitfinex.

Margin trading enables traders to borrow funds to increase leverage, offering the potential for greater profits than in traditional trading. Still, the potential for greater rewards also comes with higher levels of risk, particularly given the volatility of digital assets. 

Bitfinex is leveraging its position as a comprehensive platform for digital token trading offering a variety of services, including spot and margin trading, staking, borrowing and capital raising.

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