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ADA now live

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We are excited to share that the Cardano (ADA-USD) Perpetual Contract market is now live. Eligible traders outside of the United States can trade ADA with up to 10x leverage, cross margining, and zero gas fees.

Our goal is to continue to launch new markets on a weekly basis, with ADA marking the 19th addition to our Layer 2 product. To learn more about our plans and for the most recent updates regarding dYdX, join us on Discord and Twitter.

📜 Contract Specs


  • Underlying market: ADA

  • Margin/settlement asset: USDC

  • Tick size: $0.0010 USD

  • Minimum order size: 10 ADA

  • Quantity step: 1 ADA

  • Expiry: Perpetual (no expiration)

  • Maximum leverage: 10×

  • Initial margin requirement: 10.00%

  • Maintenance margin requirement: 5.00%

  • Fees: See here for latest perpetual trading fees on dYdX.

  • Mark price for liquidations: The index price, given by Chainlink's Layer 2 ADA-USD price feed.

  • Funding: Funding payments are credited or debited at the start of each hour, and are included in the realized PnL for the position. The funding premium is scaled so as to have a realization period of 8 hours (8-hour funding rate). You can read more about the funding rate calculation here.

  • Contract loss mechanism: Deleveraging (centralized, but verifiable insurance fund is the first backstop before deleveraging). Read more here.

  • Trading hours: 24 x 7 x 365

About dYdX

dYdX is the developer of a leading decentralized exchange on a mission to build open, secure, and powerful financial products. dYdX runs on audited smart contracts on Ethereum, which eliminates the need to trust a central exchange while trading. We combine the security and transparency of a decentralized exchange, with the speed and usability of a centralized exchange.