On Tuesday (January 7), digital asset exchange Binance announced that its futures trading platform, Binance Futures, which went live in September 2019, is launching a new perpetual contract product — EOS/USDT — at 08:00 (UTC) on January 8.

According to Binance’s announcement, “to prevent market manipulation, Binance will implement a pricing limit of ±1% on the mark price within the first 30 minutes after trading starts.”

Also, it is worth keeping in mind that, as with the XRP/USDT perpetual contract, which was launched yesterday, “perpetual contracts on Binance Futures are similar to the trading pairs on the spot market,” and they are “priced and settled in the same manner.”

Binance Futures users will be able to choose between 1x and 75x leverage.

Here are the specifications for the contract:

  • Base Asset: EOS
  • Quote Asset: USDT
  • Settlement Asset: USDT
  • Contract Unit: 1 EOS
  • Tick Size: 0.001 USDT
  • Minimum Granularity: 0.1 Contract Units
  • Maximum Contract Quantity: 1,000,000
  • Initial Margin Rate: 1.3% Base
  • Maintenance Margin Rate: 0.65% Base
  • Liquidation Fee: 0.5%

The other four perpetual contracts being offered by Binance Futures are BTC/USDT, ETH/USDT, BCH/USDT, and XRP/USDT.

According to data from CryptoCompare, EOS-USDT is currently trading at $2.859, up 2.44% in the past 24-hour period:

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