How to leverage Bitcoin

BTC is Bitcoin token.

The BTC is a volatile asset, therefore can be benefited in trading by usage of leverage.

Derivatives serving as perpetuals and future contracts are accessible on many crypto venues. Trading position can be leveraged even 125 times.

Bitcoin Perpetual Future Contracts

For the purpose of leveraging your position, you can benefit from perpetual swaps.

Exchange Symbol Premium (-)
Discount (+)
Spread Funding Rate Open Intrest 24h Volume
Binance (Futures) BTCUSDT 0.030 0.01 0.00127 2,199,910,955 29,712,326,188
ZBG Futures BTC_ZUSD 0.018 0.11 0.00000 1,985,285,521 3,458,613
FTX (Derivatives) BTC-PERP -0.008 0.01 0.00240 1,489,276,187 4,628,413,204
Bybit BTCUSD 0.024 0.02 0.01000 926,261,225 6,523,684,040
BitMEX XBTUSD 0.067 0.01 0.01000 669,486,100 2,033,525,484
BTSE (Futures) BTCPFC 0.021 0.08 0.00000 575,514,125 1,069,321,849
Binance (Futures) BTCUSD_PERP 0.011 0.01 0.01000 540,929,400 9,507,016,554
Bybit BTCUSDT 0.050 0.01 0.01000 526,870,670 4,379,861,988
Bitfinex (Futures) BTCF0:USTF0 0.030 0.01 0.00000 511,864,013 141,638,670
Deribit BTC-PERPETUAL -0.038 0.01 0.00206 461,802,640 850,240,738
Bitfinex (Futures) TBTCF0:USTF0 0.175 0.12 0.00000 413,715,764 72,274,942
Bitget Futures CMT_BTCUSDT -0.008 0.01 0.03811 305,914,330 3,745,207,518
Huobi Futures BTC-USDT 0.078 0.01 0.00451 294,518,581 4,974,966,081
BTCMEX BTCUSD 0.084 0.00 0.01000 289,778,991 2,143,017,004
BTCMEX BTCUSDT 0.050 0.00 0.01000 289,778,991 572,722,079
Huobi Futures BTC-USD 0.006 0.01 0.01000 240,923,300 1,873,621,552
OKEx (Futures) BTC-USDT-SWAP 0.030 0.01 -0.00182 209,803,003 2,870,595,864
KuCoin Futures XBTUSDTM 0.052 0.01 0.01000 200,152,186 1,040,422,647
OKEx (Futures) BTC-USD-SWAP -0.108 0.01 0.01886 198,809,400 1,370,975,360
MEXC Global (Futures) BTC_USDT -0.026 0.01 0.02630 175,538,484 84,665,063
C-Trade BTCUSD 0.059 0.01 0.01000 172,779,008 140,975,549
MEXC Global (Futures) BTC_USD -0.032 0.01 -0.00060 148,466,200 992
BitZ (Futures) 101 0.023 0.12 0.00000 147,712,494 2,328,854,320
Prime XBT BTC/USD 0.000 0.03 0.00000 146,169,758 1,108,886,996
MXC (Futures) BTC_USD 0.018 0.06 0.02000 111,583,200 1,212
Bitforex (Futures) SWAP-USD-BTC 0.005 0.01 0.00400 105,648,281 18,014,974
ZBG Futures BTC_USDT -0.009 0.02 0.01000 103,518,529 6,944,396
Phemex (Futures) BTCUSD -0.026 0.01 0.01000 85,066,399 1,308,658,875
Kraken (Futures) PI_XBTUSD 0.038 0.02 -0.00058 68,578,178 354,818,184
BitZ (Futures) BTC_USDT_BZ 0.061 0.03 0.00000 64,123,279 831,088,788
MXC (Futures) BTC_USDT -0.023 0.03 0.00297 63,213,940 113,293,123
Hopex BTCUSDT -0.001 0.00 0.00000 53,691,478 564,835,018
MyCoinStory BTCUSDT -0.162 0.02 0.01000 51,276,985 201,365,809
BitZ (Futures) BTC_USDT 0.006 0.08 0.00000 48,555,992 635,461,349
KuCoin Futures XBTUSDM -0.039 0.02 0.01000 37,412,489 55,092,522
Gate.io (Futures) BTC_USDT 0.060 0.00 0.01000 31,761,042 846,993,785
Phemex BTCUSD -0.058 0.10 0.05913 31,597,323 341,056,663
Binance (Futures) BTCBUSD 0.034 0.01 -0.02557 22,231,834 1,006,990,058
BaseFEX BTCUSDT -0.054 0.05 0.01046 19,358,967 18,633,808
BitZ (Futures) 201 -0.009 0.13 0.00000 17,312,302 268,684,298
Bitget Futures BTCUSD 0.015 0.01 0.01000 15,177,362 185,533,131
AAX Futures BTCUSDTFP -0.843 0.02 0.00469 8,540,493 41,436,364
dYdX Perpetual PBTC-USDC 0.090 0.05 0.00001 7,554,375 1,121,936
CoinFLEX (Futures) BTC-USD-SWAP-LIN 0.000 0.01 0.00040 7,506,489 4,633,762
Perpetual protocol BTC_USDC 0.000 0.00 -0.01328 6,317,850 9,116,060
Bit.com BTC-PERPETUAL 0.014 0.02 0.00000 5,557,535 21,809,050
BitZ (Futures) 1 0.055 0.11 0.00000 5,427,012 84,214,110
BitMEX BCHUSD -0.120 0.02 0.01000 5,354,487 11,564,772
Gate.io (Futures) BTC_USD 0.046 0.00 0.00340 4,897,610 43,299,476
Kumex XBTUSDM -0.052 0.11 0.01000 4,542,007 12,254,524
Hopex BTCUSD -0.007 0.00 0.00000 4,327,290 5,129
dYdX Perpetual BTC-USD 0.728 0.01 0.00146 4,052,383 13,856,538
AscendEX (BitMax) (Futures) BTC-PERP -0.107 0.00 0.01592 3,345,473 5,809,925
BitZ (Futures) BTC_USD -0.010 0.07 0.00000 2,742,689 36,183,948
Kraken (Futures) PI_BCHUSD -0.039 0.14 0.04151 2,492,403 1,506,868
BitMax (Futures) BTC-PERP -0.105 0.00 0.04963 2,439,673 7,922,145
ACDX Futures BTC-PERP 0.009 0.04 0.00000 2,257,155 38,083,813
Kumex XBTUSDTM 0.058 0.11 0.01000 1,999,642 1,926
AAX Futures BTCUSDFP -0.430 0.14 0.01829 1,356,792 4,842,440
Bithumb (Futures) BTC-PERP -0.099 0.13 0.04236 1,300,023 7,381,074
BigONE Futures BTCUSD -0.045 0.02 0.01000 905,829 48,452,574
BaseFEX BTCUSD -0.034 0.05 0.01000 888,364 3,854,300
dYdX Perpetual (L1) PBTC-USDC 0.128 77.50 0.00000 843,580 410,367
BigONE Futures BTCUSDT 0.005 0.02 0.01000 731,561 293,670,998
Alpha5 XBTUSD 0.581 0.13 0.00011 491 30,423
Biki (Futures) 28 -0.020 0.13 0.00997 0 4,057,314,709
CoinTiger (Futures) BTCUSDT 0.038 0.01 0.00127 0 2,971,224,033
HBTC (Futures) BTC-PERP-REV -0.004 0.01 -0.02077 0 1,586,088,571
Bitget Futures CMT_BTCSUSDT 0.006 0.02 -0.02000 0 1,103,389,583
Stormgain Futures BTC-PERPUSDT 0.000 0.04 0.00400 0 801,373,013
BHEX (Futures) BTC-PERP-REV -0.014 0.01 -0.01084 0 661,137,486
BHEX (Futures) BTC-PERP-BUSDT -0.014 0.01 0.00422 0 544,266,307
Bitflyer (Futures) FX_BTC_JPY 0.000 0.02 0.00000 0 512,720,559
Biki (Futures) 11 -0.022 0.10 0.00993 0 460,193,559
GMO Japan (Futures) BTC_JPY 0.000 0.03 0.00000 0 380,290,179
Bybit BTCUSDM21 -1.335 0.01 -0.04060 0 329,470,782
BitZ (Futures) BTC_DKKT 2.155 0.07 0.00000 0 297,641,032
Bybit BTCUSDU21 -6.760 0.01 -0.04060 0 205,364,120
HBTC (Futures) BTC-PERP-BUSDT 0.051 0.01 -0.00284 0 203,428,138
BitZ (Futures) 301 0.042 0.12 0.00000 0 186,963,949
Biki (Futures) 1 1.440 0.02 -0.16641 0 140,945,714
ZBG Futures BTC_USD-R 0.055 0.01 0.01000 0 116,517,027
Biki (Futures) 29 -0.020 0.12 0.01544 0 107,521,811
Biki (Futures) 17 -0.019 0.11 0.01790 0 99,640,498
Binance (Futures) BTCUSDT_210326 -4.217 0.18 0.00000 0 55,708,338
Biki (Futures) 16 0.027 0.11 -0.03174 0 43,147,817
HBTC (Futures) BTC-SWAP -0.019 0.07 -0.00668 0 39,112,668
BHEX (Futures) BTC-SWAP -0.006 0.03 -0.00646 0 37,700,333
HBTC (Futures) BTC-SWAP-USDT -0.064 0.02 0.01014 0 30,321,688
Crypto.com Exchange (Futures) BTCUSD-PERP -0.014 0.05 -0.00003 0 29,178,338
Crypto.com (Futures) BTCUSD-PERP 0.000 0.05 0.00000 0 28,463,889
Delta Exchange BTCUSDT -0.176 0.01 0.05600 0 23,882,819
BHEX (Futures) BTC-SWAP-USDT 0.047 0.04 -0.00379 0 21,995,876
Biki (Futures) 25 -0.023 0.12 0.00998 0 15,249,112
Biki (Futures) 27 -0.020 0.12 0.00998 0 10,865,415
Bibox (Futures) 4BTC_USDT 0.000 2.67 0.00000 0 10,444,081
Biki (Futures) 26 -0.023 0.15 0.00993 0 10,138,308
Biki (Futures) 21 -0.024 0.14 0.00997 0 10,103,314
Biki (Futures) 15 -0.021 0.12 0.00997 0 9,924,614
Delta Exchange BTCUSD -0.116 0.01 0.06750 0 8,511,155
ZBG Futures BTC_USD-R20190927 0.000 0.11 0.00000 0 8,043,860
Biki (Futures) 24 -0.028 0.17 0.00166 0 6,828,717
Biki (Futures) 19 -0.121 0.11 -0.00003 0 6,584,926
Biki (Futures) 18 0.063 0.12 0.01940 0 6,486,261
Crypto.com (Futures) BTCUSD-210625 0.000 0.06 0.00000 0 868,907
Crypto.com Exchange (Futures) BTCUSD-210924 0.000 0.10 0.00000 0 557,116
ZBG Futures BTC_USD-R20190628 0.000 0.11 0.00000 0 311,190
Biki (Futures) 14 -0.021 0.14 0.00998 0 280,646
Crypto.com Exchange (Futures) BTCUSD-211231 0.000 0.39 0.00000 0 28,105
Crypto.com (Futures) BTCUSD-210924 0.000 0.12 0.00000 0 9,349
Crypto.com (Futures) BTCUSD-211231 0.000 0.24 0.00000 0 8,974
Crypto.com Exchange (Futures) BTCUSD-210625 0.000 0.33 0.00000 0 5,475
Binance JEX (Futures) BTCUSDT 0.928 1.00 0.01000 0 1,257
Liquid Perpetuals P-BTCUSD -1.188 1.19 0.00500 0 1,212
Biki (Futures) 2 -0.170 0.11 -0.13722 0 406
DueDEX BTCUSD 0.663 0.00 0.01000 0 134
DueDEX BTCUSDT -2.508 0.00 0.01000 0 126
Liquid Perpetuals P-BTCJPY -2.114 1.00 0.04700 0 105
Stormgain Futures BTC-PERPDAI NaN 0.04 0.00400 0 0
Stormgain Futures BTC-PERPUSDC NaN 0.11 0.00400 0 0
Stormgain Futures BTC-PERPUDAI NaN 0.11 0.00400 0 0
Prime XBT BTC/USDC 0.000 0.00 0.00000 0 0
Prime XBT BTC/USDT 0.000 0.00 0.00000 0 0
CoinFLEX (Futures) BTC-USD-SWAP-LIN_LIQ 0.000 0.00 0.00000 0 0
CoinFLEX (Futures) BTC-USD-SWAP-LIN-LIQ 0.000 0.00 0.00000 0 0

Leveraging by Futures

Furthermore, future contracts can be used to leverage position.

Exchange Symbol Premium (-)
Discount (+)
Spread Open Intrest 24h Volume Expiry Date
OKEx (Futures) BTC-USD-210924 -0.970 0.03 675,749,700 1,678,431,114 24/9/2021
Huobi Futures BTC_CQ -0.962 0.01 279,508,500 1,559,444,815 24/9/2021
Binance (Futures) BTCUSD_210924 -0.831 0.01 325,024,200 1,116,388,827 24/9/2021
OKEx (Futures) BTC-USDT-210924 -0.972 0.01 33,150,300 869,447,567 24/9/2021
OKEx (Futures) BTC-USD-210730 0.019 0.04 71,787,700 672,375,534 30/7/2021
OKEx (Futures) BTC-USD-211231 -3.086 0.01 165,828,900 591,578,811 31/12/2021
OKEx (Futures) BTC-USDT-210730 -0.054 0.02 6,407,200 497,002,273 30/7/2021
OKEx (Futures) BTC-USDT-211231 -2.959 0.05 12,974,700 482,153,041 31/12/2021
Huobi Futures BTC_NQ -2.613 0.01 209,549,000 426,570,315 24/9/2021
OKEx (Futures) BTC-USD-210806 -0.045 0.02 19,508,100 322,559,169 6/8/2021
OKEx (Futures) BTC-USDT-210806 -0.193 0.04 6,276,700 254,464,527 6/8/2021
FTX (Derivatives) BTC-0924 -1.557 0.03 504,597,741 189,452,260 24/9/2021
Binance (Futures) BTCUSD_211231 -3.207 0.01 54,658,000 185,767,569 31/12/2021
Huobi Futures BTC_CW -0.063 0.03 30,263,500 147,922,623 30/7/2021
Huobi Futures BTC_NW 0.011 0.03 31,240,000 88,525,963 6/8/2021
FTX (Derivatives) BTC-1231 -3.891 0.03 171,173,664 68,482,346 31/12/2021
Deribit BTC-24SEP21 -1.467 0.07 275,536,090 64,206,142 24/9/2021
Binance (Futures) BTCUSD_PERP -0.099 0.11 1,635,700 62,305,943 25/12/2100
Bybit BTCUSDU21 -0.884 0.01 84,487,607 43,786,820 24/9/2021
Huobi Futures BTC_NW 0.082 0.01 15,177,900 42,234,987 30/7/2021
Bybit BTCUSDZ21 -3.358 0.01 44,468,222 32,788,660 31/12/2021
Deribit BTC-30JUL21 0.009 0.08 47,262,920 28,931,308 30/7/2021
Deribit BTC-31DEC21 -3.632 0.09 251,146,830 26,480,266 31/12/2021
Deribit BTC-6AUG21 -0.265 0.09 0 11,040,415 6/8/2021
Deribit BTC-27AUG21 -0.574 0.10 9,419,460 7,372,469 27/8/2021
Deribit BTC-25MAR22 -5.824 0.05 114,601,340 5,597,037 25/3/2022
Deribit BTC-24JUN22 -7.376 0.17 18,290,430 2,722,933 24/6/2022
CME Bitcoin Futures BTCZ1 0.000 0.00 0 250,000 31/12/2021

Besides there are other derivatives which can be considered for the purpose of leveraging.

Indexes as partly correlated with BTC can be also considered for accelerating trades.

Positive correlation with Bitcoin

Identifying long term correlated crypto assets can also serve as an alternative for leveraging. The alternative can come with more derivative choice and higher volumes.

FTT XMR ADA MIOTA ZIL
BTC 0.69 0.67 0.67 0.62 0.61

Check other correlations with Bitcoin or use a custom form to check BTC changes in correlation coefficient with other token.