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
Bybit BTCUSD 0.007 0.01 0.02440 2,545,458,851 6,207,691,332
ZBG Futures BTC_ZUSD 0.018 0.11 0.00000 1,985,285,521 3,458,613
FTX (Derivatives) BTC-PERP -0.003 0.01 0.08640 1,828,527,607 3,173,193,637
Binance (Futures) BTCUSDT -0.019 0.01 0.01000 1,515,648,941 15,855,358,820
Binance (Futures) BTCUSD_PERP -0.002 0.01 0.01000 1,078,335,000 6,515,507,252
BitMEX XBTUSD 0.035 0.01 0.01000 877,437,182 2,924,566,958
Deribit BTC-PERPETUAL -0.017 0.01 0.00074 766,559,410 1,002,224,925
BTSE (Futures) BTCPFC -0.085 0.20 0.00000 763,939,604 267,753,433
Bitfinex (Futures) BTCF0:USTF0 -0.100 0.02 0.00000 683,298,190 73,413,995
Huobi Futures BTC-USD 0.008 0.01 0.01000 630,892,300 2,911,701,729
Bybit BTCUSDT 0.051 0.01 0.01000 453,039,827 996,822,586
OKEx (Futures) BTC-USD-SWAP -0.014 0.01 -0.05009 451,863,200 1,229,886,039
MXC (Futures) BTC_USDT -0.016 0.01 0.01380 428,902,391 134,836,824
Bitfinex (Futures) TBTCF0:USTF0 0.175 0.12 0.00000 413,715,764 72,274,942
Bitforex (Futures) SWAP-USD-BTC 0.013 0.01 -0.05100 279,324,329 5,948,812,875
BTCMEX BTCUSD -0.048 0.00 0.04990 239,877,938 2,861,347,502
BitZ (Futures) BTC_USDT 0.004 0.04 0.00000 239,204,770 2,468,504,542
BitZ (Futures) BTC_USDT_BZ 0.008 0.02 0.00000 237,773,631 2,455,460,454
Phemex (Futures) BTCUSD 0.023 0.01 0.00523 222,176,397 962,367,024
Hopex BTCUSDT 0.001 0.00 0.00000 194,913,844 3,458,324,768
Kraken (Futures) PI_XBTUSD 0.011 0.04 -0.00029 169,195,116 437,343,343
ZBG Futures BTC_USDT 0.020 0.07 0.01000 162,051,896 1,905,735
BitZ (Futures) 101 0.023 0.12 0.00000 147,712,494 2,328,854,320
Prime XBT BTC/USD 0.000 0.02 0.00000 143,243,760 1,012,590,947
KuCoin Futures XBTUSDTM -0.003 0.02 0.01000 135,332,083 209,999,657
KuCoin Futures XBTUSDM 0.009 0.04 0.01000 98,165,912 42,733,306
Bitget Futures CMT_BTCUSDT 0.014 0.01 0.03075 80,353,595 4,696,523,627
MyCoinStory BTCUSDT -0.081 0.02 0.06075 51,607,462 619,759,039
BaseFEX BTCUSDT -0.012 0.04 0.02625 50,220,676 52,704,466
Phemex BTCUSD -0.058 0.10 0.05913 31,597,323 341,056,663
CoinFLEX (Futures) BTC-USD-SWAP-LIN 0.016 0.03 0.00000 26,640,521 67,458,527
Gate.io (Futures) BTC_USD -0.073 0.00 0.02820 22,454,112 23,848,206
C-Trade BTCUSD 0.118 0.01 0.08431 18,411,647 43,711,560
Gate.io (Futures) BTC_USDT -0.062 0.00 0.03550 18,219,052 269,281,529
BitZ (Futures) 201 -0.009 0.13 0.00000 17,312,302 268,684,298
BitMEX BCHUSD -0.536 0.32 0.04850 15,812,974 46,055,032
Bitget Futures BTCUSD 0.022 0.01 0.05590 13,082,068 137,770,596
Perpetual protocol BTC_USDC 0.000 0.00 -0.03058 11,637,225 14,394,170
Bit.com BTC-PERPETUAL -0.071 0.03 0.01218 10,662,440 40,296,870
Binance (Futures) BTCBUSD -0.100 0.04 0.01000 8,876,270 60,703,371
dYdX Perpetual PBTC-USDC 0.090 0.05 0.00001 7,554,375 1,121,936
BitZ (Futures) 1 0.055 0.11 0.00000 5,427,012 84,214,110
ACDX Futures BTC-PERP -0.368 0.07 0.00000 4,613,632 33,312,857
Kumex XBTUSDM -0.052 0.11 0.01000 4,542,007 12,254,524
dYdX Perpetual BTC-USD -0.051 0.02 0.01194 3,649,138 4,965,579
Hopex BTCUSD -0.001 0.00 0.00000 3,279,170 3,757
BitZ (Futures) BTC_USD 0.009 0.08 0.00000 3,185,448 33,060,739
DueDEX BTCUSD -0.040 0.00 0.30530 2,709,889 10,920,330
Kraken (Futures) PI_BCHUSD 0.381 0.25 -0.02412 2,595,319 4,788,455
AscendEX (BitMax) (Futures) BTC-PERP -0.105 0.00 0.04963 2,439,673 12,440,163
BitMax (Futures) BTC-PERP -0.105 0.00 0.04963 2,439,673 7,922,145
DueDEX BTCUSDT -0.048 0.00 0.11470 2,120,879 6,267,078
Kumex XBTUSDTM 0.058 0.11 0.01000 1,999,642 1,926
BigONE Futures BTCUSD -0.099 0.02 0.06995 1,967,213 58,937,840
BigONE Futures BTCUSDT -0.048 0.02 0.09447 1,859,784 549,084,806
dYdX Perpetual (L1) PBTC-USDC 1.060 0.28 0.00000 1,310,858 175,797
Bithumb (Futures) BTC-PERP -0.099 0.13 0.04236 1,300,023 7,381,074
AAX Futures BTCUSDTFP -0.025 0.02 0.00031 1,298,092 7,063,959
BaseFEX BTCUSD -0.074 0.04 0.01000 1,083,265 6,342,726
AAX Futures BTCUSDFP -0.005 0.02 -0.00430 1,071,131 5,588,060
Huobi Futures BTC-USDT 0.030 0.01 0.01000 265,084 5,576,841,597
Alpha5 XBTUSD 0.006 0.05 0.00112 151,518 243,382
Biki (Futures) 28 -0.020 0.13 0.00997 0 4,057,314,709
HBTC (Futures) BTC-PERP-REV 0.054 0.01 -0.07147 0 2,044,028,855
CoinTiger (Futures) BTCUSDT -0.019 0.01 0.01000 0 1,579,955,637
OKEx (Futures) BTC-USDT-SWAP -0.018 0.01 0.06678 0 1,450,748,723
Bitget Futures CMT_BTCSUSDT 0.005 0.01 -0.01214 0 1,083,481,877
GMO Japan (Futures) BTC_JPY 0.000 0.02 0.00000 0 551,603,318
Biki (Futures) 11 -0.022 0.10 0.00993 0 460,193,559
HBTC (Futures) BTC-PERP-BUSDT 0.086 0.01 -0.04408 0 425,204,805
Stormgain Futures BTC-PERPUSDT 0.000 0.02 0.00400 0 363,733,554
Bitflyer (Futures) FX_BTC_JPY 0.000 0.06 0.00000 0 226,288,320
BitZ (Futures) BTC_DKKT 0.013 0.03 0.00000 0 223,798,298
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
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
ZBG Futures BTC_USD-R 0.040 0.21 0.01000 0 81,040,734
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
Delta Exchange BTCUSDT -0.176 0.01 0.05600 0 23,882,819
HBTC (Futures) BTC-SWAP-USDT 0.022 0.01 -0.01356 0 22,291,005
HBTC (Futures) BTC-SWAP 0.001 0.02 -0.04575 0 20,703,293
Biki (Futures) 25 -0.023 0.12 0.00998 0 15,249,112
BHEX (Futures) BTC-SWAP 0.010 0.11 0.00070 0 12,176,232
Biki (Futures) 27 -0.020 0.12 0.00998 0 10,865,415
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
Bibox (Futures) 4BTC_USDT 0.000 2.67 0.00000 0 727,310
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
MXC (Futures) BTC_USD 0.019 0.01 0.02640 0 6,718
Liquid Perpetuals P-BTCUSD -1.188 1.19 0.00500 0 1,212
Binance JEX (Futures) BTCUSDT 0.386 0.82 0.01000 0 586
Biki (Futures) 2 -0.170 0.11 -0.13722 0 406
Liquid Perpetuals P-BTCJPY -2.114 1.00 0.04700 0 105
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
Huobi Futures BTC_CQ -3.969 0.01 768,949,700 2,690,211,762 25/6/2021
OKEx (Futures) BTC-USD-210625 -3.805 0.01 1,061,677,400 1,588,777,655 25/6/2021
Binance (Futures) BTCUSD_210625 -4.550 0.01 712,223,100 1,443,911,981 25/6/2021
OKEx (Futures) BTC-USDT-210625 -4.455 0.01 35,468,900 866,829,644 25/6/2021
Huobi Futures BTC_NQ -6.703 0.01 464,264,000 698,046,109 25/6/2021
OKEx (Futures) BTC-USDT-210924 -9.076 0.01 7,974,900 681,430,163 24/9/2021
OKEx (Futures) BTC-USD-210423 -0.084 0.02 94,513,300 626,484,875 23/4/2021
OKEx (Futures) BTC-USDT-210423 -0.202 0.01 5,322,000 565,493,597 23/4/2021
OKEx (Futures) BTC-USD-210924 -8.818 0.01 315,495,800 420,085,823 24/9/2021
OKEx (Futures) BTC-USD-210430 -0.519 0.04 75,809,100 404,648,202 30/4/2021
Binance (Futures) BTCUSD_210924 -8.958 0.01 156,030,300 321,159,779 24/9/2021
Huobi Futures BTC_NQ -8.934 0.01 245,807,800 312,597,839 24/9/2021
OKEx (Futures) BTC-USDT-210430 -0.563 0.02 5,451,900 294,772,177 30/4/2021
Huobi Futures BTC_CW -0.161 0.01 86,844,800 225,449,913 23/4/2021
FTX (Derivatives) BTC-0625 -4.626 0.03 264,976,664 212,076,184 25/6/2021
Huobi Futures BTC_NW -0.462 0.04 63,200,800 137,882,799 30/4/2021
Huobi Futures BTC_NW -0.998 0.01 100,881,700 137,048,654 23/4/2021
Deribit BTC-25JUN21 -4.327 0.06 400,443,220 95,658,713 25/6/2021
Binance (Futures) BTCUSD_PERP -0.099 0.11 1,635,700 62,305,943 25/12/2100
FTX (Derivatives) BTC-1231 -15.643 0.10 161,328,893 48,308,834 31/12/2021
FTX (Derivatives) BTC-0924 -10.231 0.02 77,755,430 44,197,349 24/9/2021
Deribit BTC-23APR21 -0.278 0.04 0 43,771,638 23/4/2021
Deribit BTC-30APR21 -0.600 0.01 81,780,100 31,442,848 30/4/2021
Deribit BTC-24SEP21 -9.270 0.06 240,778,430 22,751,630 24/9/2021
Deribit BTC-31DEC21 -13.890 0.09 167,103,280 22,353,047 31/12/2021
Deribit BTC-28MAY21 -2.828 0.02 18,048,540 11,495,512 28/5/2021
Deribit BTC-25MAR22 -17.024 0.56 1,491,550 1,982,571 25/3/2022
CME Bitcoin Futures BTCZ1 0.000 0.00 0 1,785,000 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.

ADA XMR FTT MIOTA ZIL
BTC 0.66 0.66 0.65 0.61 0.59

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