We’re thrilled to announce that Kraken now supports new margin pairs for Fantom (FTM), Lido DAO (LDO), Ocean Protocol (OCEAN) and PAXG (PAX Gold)!
Fantom is a blockchain-based smart contract platform for developing decentralized applications (dApps). The platform uses a novel consensus mechanism and asynchronous Byzantine Fault Tolerance (aBFT) approach to solve issues with decentralization, security and scalability found in existing blockchains. FTM is the native token of the protocol which is used to vote on decisions affecting the future of the platform, pay network transaction fees, interact with its ecosystem of dApps and earn rewards via staking.
Lido is a liquid staking solution for Ethereum. Lido lets users continue to use their staked ETH for other on-chain actions, like providing collateral for a DeFi loan. LDO, Lido’s native token, can empower holders to vote on governance proposals like fee parameters and new node operators.
The Ocean Protocol is a decentralized exchange for data consumers and providers. The Ocean Protocol aims to spread the benefits of artificial intelligence by giving anyone the opportunity to access and monetize data. To accomplish this, they’ve created the Ocean Market – an open-source community marketplace where participants can buy and sell data with the Ocean Token (OCEAN). Users that stake OCEAN can also earn additional rewards from transaction fees.
PAX Gold lets you purchase real gold in the form of cryptocurrency. PAX Gold (PAXG) is a cryptocurrency that is backed by gold. Anyone who owns PAXG owns the underlying physical gold, which is held in custody by Paxos Trust Company. It is often used as a hedge against crypto volatility, and the price of 1 PAXG token is backed by one fine troy ounce (t oz) of a 400 oz London good delivery gold bar.
Margin trading is now available for the below pairs:
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Will Kraken offer more pairs on margin?
Yes! But our policy is to never reveal any details before launch – not even which pairs we are considering. All of Kraken’s listed margin pairs are available on our website. Our client engagement specialists cannot answer any questions about which pairs we may be listing in the future.
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