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What is Derivatives Trading?

Derivatives are financial instruments whose value is derived from an underlying asset or group of assets such as an index. The derivative itself is a contract between parties, which derives its price from fluctuations in the underlying asset.

Derivatives allow traders to structure bespoke payoff bets on underlying instruments, without necessarily owning the actual assets. Investors typically use derivatives to hedge underlying positions, make use of increased leverage, and speculate cheaply (with option premiums typically low compared to notionals) on the underlying price movements.

Derivatives allow crypto traders to express bullish and bearish views on spot cryptocurrency as well as apply non-directional strategies, such as bets on volatility of the underlying asset, by using combinations of options and futures positions on ETH and BTC. In most asset classes the derivatives market greatly exceeds spot in volume, while in cryptocurrency it is still maturing, hence it represents a great opportunity to jump on the bandwagon and reap the benefits of expressing your view correctly or exploring arbitrage opportunities.

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Redot is built for both individuals and institutions with its fast cross-platform infrastructure for trading of crypto and cryptocurrency derivatives. Advanced web-based widget interface as well as smartphone apps are available for trading on the go.

Redot ensures nearly 24/7 uptime and enables HFT throughput via FIX and REST API, supporting a redundant server-failure-proof infrastructure. The platform is microservice-based, providing independence of modules giving the system further resilience.

Margin rates are based on market factors such as volatility which are recalculated in real time and provide fair requirements while allowing high-leverage to maximize market exposure and returns.

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Crypto Derivatives Exchange

Traders frequently make gains from the crypto market by correctly forecasting price movement. Whether it’s a rise or fall in price, the trader's judgment determines if he is profitable or not. This is how crypto spot markets work. Instead, traders can do lots more by buying crypto derivatives, also called exchange trading in derivatives.