Binance raises leverage to 5x on margin trading platform
Malta-based cryptocurrency exchange Binance had rolled out its margin trading platform back in July, in order to provide leveraged trading amenities to its users. The platform started off by supporting only six cryptocurrencies, with a leverage of only 3x, as opposed to the 20x expected previously. However, the latest announcement from the Changpeng Zhao-led cryptocurrency exchange seems to be paving the way for the platform to reach its goal of 20x.
As per the announcement, the platform has elevated its maximum leverage of Binance margin trading to 5x, along with a leverage adjustment function. Binance took to Twitter to make the announcement, sharing the development with the community.
The official blog post by the cryptocurrency exchange stated that users would be able to avail an increase in the maximum leverage up to 5x. Since the 3x was the previous maximum leverage on the Binance margin trading platform, an adjustment function has been enabled so that users could set their desired leverage between 3x and 5x. However, this feature is currently limited to web interface users only.
The margin trading platform on Binance has recorded significant growth lately after the platform added several other currencies, along with many existing ones. The feature supports BTC, ETH, BNB, TRX, USDT, ADA, ETC, BCHABC, and XLM, along with many other currencies. More recently, the platform enabled margin trading for sub-accounts as well.
Despite the growth, however, Binance is still behind BitMEX as it offers up to 100x leverage on a few of its products. BitMEX on the other hand, was recently in the news following the leak of 400,000 customer email addresses. Apart from BitMEX, several other platforms including ByBit and StormGain also offer up to 100x leverage.