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BitMEX (Bitcoin Mercantile Exchange) has announced this week they are launching the world’s first bitcoin denominated futures contract on a Chinese A Share index. The new instrument from the bitcoin derivatives focused venue allows cryptocurrency investors to access the walled-off equity market in China and trade with up to 25 to 1 leverage.
The China A50 Equity Index is comprised of the fifty biggest public companies in China and priced in Chinese yuan (CNY). However, investors using the BitMEX product will receive 0.0001 Bitcoin (XBT) per 1 CNY move in the index. Additionally, unlike the Chinese stock exchanges that only open Monday to Friday, the BitMEX contract trades 24/7. The ... (read more)