Vitalik Buterin created Ethereum in 2015 as a platform to go beyond the digital payment function of Bitcoin. Hence, Ethereum allows for decentralised applications powered through smart contracts. Programmers build on the network and host dapps that serve varied purposes like lending and borrowing (what we see in DeFi today), tokenisation of arts and digital products (NFTs), securing public records and much more. Ethereum powers the DeFi sector where investors (individuals and corporates) stake over 80 billion USD in various smart contracts.
Ethereum has its native currency called Ether. Ether is used for paying transaction fees on the network. Whether as a dapp developer coding smart contracts, each transaction you make on the network demands that you pay a fee in Ether for the transaction to be confirmed by validators on the network. Technically, this is also referred to as a gas fee, which varies depending on how congested the network is or how complex the smart contract transaction is.
After Bitcoin, Ethereum is the second-largest cryptocurrency by market capitalisation with several other ERC20 tokens built on top of it. Its average daily trading volume is $35 billion USD – making it very liquid for trading. As Ethereum is the choice platform for most DeFi applications, it continues to grow in popularity as more platforms build on it.
Just like Bitcoin, the Ethereum trading market is open 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, including public holidays. Ethereum block explorers can provide a lot of insight to traders on the current movements of tokens and Ethereum itself. You can also estimate and predict movements in the Ethereum price that can be triggered by lack of network capacity due to complex applications being in demand.
Go long or go short on Ethereum when the price is rising or falling using the Overbit platform. Profit from trading both ways without taking delivery of ETH.
Overbit allows you to trade Ethereum with leverage. This means you can trade Ethereum using your Bitcoin or USDT without taking delivery of the ETH. With leverage you get a lore more exposure to the Ethereum price movement than the amount you deposit. As an example, say the ETH price is 2,000 USD and Vitalik Buterin is about to make a speech where he is announcing some important features to be added to the Ethereum blockchain. You believe this will make the price go up to 2,500 USD. You deposit 1,000 USD and you wish to buy 25 ETH with 50X leverage. At 50X leverage, your margin requirement is 1/50 * 2,000 * 25 = 1,000 USD.
If the market increases to 2,500 USD – then your profit is 500 * 25 = $12,500. However, if the Ethereum price goes down by 40 USD down to 1,960 USD then you would lose your entire 1,000 USD.
A similar example can be applied if you are expecting Etherem to go down in value. Let’s say ETH is currently trading at 2,000 USD and you expect the price to fall by 500 USD. You buy the same quantity of ETH with 50X leverage, therefore your margin is 1/50 * 2,000 * 25 = 1,000 USD. If the price falls by 500 USD down to 1,500 USD, then you stand to make 25 * 500 = 12,500 USD profit. However, if the market moves up by a mere 40 USD, then you stand to lose the entire 1,000 USD.
You can get a more accurate calculation of the margin requirement and your liquidation price in Bitcoin or USDT – on the deal ticket window of the Overbit trader.
With an Ethereum leveraged trade, you can get up to 50X the exposure of the capital you deposit.
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