The crypto derivatives exchange plans to launch futures markets for these two assets, becoming the first listing in BitMEX in 2 years.
The platform has reported LINK and XTZ derivatives will be added to BitMEX due to the strong growth both assets have experienced during this year. In addition, the exchange also plans to add additional contracts for EOS and Cardano (ADA).
It must be noted users can trade XTZ/BTC futures on BitMEX from 2017. LINK will be the first DeFi token to be added to the exchange.
The last time BitMEX listed a new token was in June 2018. Shortly after that it launched the TRON/BTC futures market. Almost at the same time, BitMEX listed six new altcoins, including Ethereum Classic (ETC), Zcash (ZEC) and Monero (XMR).
The new futures will be traded against the stablecoin USDT, not Bitcoin. According to BitMEX, pairs with the USDT represent over 60% of all altcoin trading volumes.
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