Swipe Futures Volume Equals 42% of Its Market Capitalization

SXP futures volume signal continued interest in low-capitalization cryptocurrencies as bitcoin continues to trade in a tight range.

Jul 20, 2020 at 4:01 p.m. UTC
Updated Sep 14, 2021 at 9:33 a.m. UTC

Swipe (SXP) futures volumes – $45 million at last check – equal 42% of its total market capitalization, a possible sign the market is overextended.

  • SXP futures is the second-largest futures market on FTX, the only cryptocurrency exchange with SXP futures.
  • The 24-hour trading volume of SXP futures is only $21 million less than bitcoin, FTX's largest market, and 58% larger than ether futures, its third-largest market.
  • SXP volumes signal cryptocurrency traders’ increasing interest in cryptocurrencies with low market capitalizations as bitcoin continues to trade in a tight range above $9,000. 
  • FTX launched SXP futures on July 13 shortly after Binance acquired the crypto wallet company behind the token.

Top FTX perpetual futures markets ranked by 24-hour trading volume

  • FTX is the sixth-largest cryptocurrency exchange by open interest, according to CoinGecko
  • Swipe futures volume relative to its market capitalization could well be a sign that the market is overextended, said Sam Bankman-Fried, CEO of FTX. Or it could be the market capitalization is just too low, he added.
  • Swipe's market capitalization is currently $108 million, nearly $300 million smaller than dogecoin's, according to CoinGecko.
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