Intro to Cryptocurrency Futures with Kraken Futures

An introduction to the core concepts of trading cryptocurrency futures
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An Introduction to Cryptocurrency Futures, brought to you by Kraken Futures.
Students will learn basic to advanced concepts of trading futures including market orders, limit orders, funding rate, basis, and much more!

Requirements

  • No prerequisites at all - we built it for beginner to advanced users!

Description

The goal of this series is to share a simple introduction to the key concepts of trading crypto futures.
Our demo website is the perfect place to practice the concepts we cover in this course, and the Kraken Futures Telegram chat is a great place to get friendly and helpful feedback from our team and community.

Who this course is for:

  • Cryptocurrency traders
  • Derivatives traders
  • Futures traders

Course content

1 section13 lectures1h 7m total length
  • Order Book, Limit Order, Market Order
    07:10
  • Leverage: Introduction
    06:55
  • Leverage: Changes in Price
    05:24
  • Introduction to Futures
    03:28
  • Site Tour
    03:07
  • Mark Price and Index Price
    04:01
  • Liquidations, Initial Margin and Maintenance Margin
    05:20
  • Funding Rate (Perpetual Contracts / PERPS)
    05:46
  • Basis (Fixed Maturity Contracts)
    04:59
  • Market Details: Volume, Open Interest, Maturities
    05:58
  • Advanced Order Types: Reduce Only, Maker Only, Leverage Limiter
    06:15
  • Lecture 13: Order Options: Reduce only, Maker only, Leverage limiter
    05:05
  • Example Trade: Lock in the Fiat Value of Crypto
    04:18

Instructor

Head of Business Development at Kraken Futures
Kevin Beardsley
  • 4.2 Instructor Rating
  • 77 Reviews
  • 2,779 Students
  • 1 Course

Kevin Beardsley is the Head of Business Development at Kraken Futures.

In 2014 he joined the Bitcoin Foundation as Director of Membership. He went on to serve as Managing Director at B2C2 (one of the largest trading firms in crypto), and as a Partner at Elwood Asset Management (crypto trading firm owned by Alan Howard, the founder of Brevan Howard).