BitMEX is set to launch the XRP-US Dollar (XRP/USD) quanto swap. The quanto swap derivative allows traders to speculate on the price of XRP/USD without having to deposit US dollars. While the price of XRP will be tracked using USD, a third foreign currency will be used to settle the contract at a particular interest rate.
The exchange has announced that the new derivative will be launched on February 5, 2020. BitMEX says it’s scrapping its UP and DOWN contracts for XRP, which give traders a way to bet on the potential upside and downside of the third-largest cryptocurrency. leading-cryptocurrency-derivatives-exchange-launching-xrp-swaps.
According to Wikipedia, BitMEX is a cryptocurrency exchange and derivative trading platform owned and operated by HDR Global Trading Limited. It is registered in the Seychelles and has offices worldwide. It was founded in 2014 by Arthur Hayes, Samuel Reed and Ben Delo.