Bybit launches unified margin account with auto-borrowing

Rick Steves

“Our new unified margin account affords Bybit users another powerful trading tool to enhance their trading experience and effectively manage portfolio risks.”

Bybit

Bybit has announced the launch of a unified margin account for eligible users, with a full release to be expected in the near future.

The unified margin account offers a completely new derivatives trading structure, the crypto exchange explained, adding that users will be able to use all assets under their account as collateral to trade USDT perpetual, USDC perpetual, and USDC options contracts.

Risks and assets calculated in USD terms

Ben Zhou, co-founder and CEO of Bybit, said: “Our new unified margin account affords Bybit users another powerful trading tool to enhance their trading experience and effectively manage portfolio risks. Our trading system allows our users to enjoy maximum profitability even in times of price fluctuations and unexpected market movements with Bybit’s significant market depth and best-in-class liquidity. We are thrilled to add this new feature, which is one of the best capital efficiency features on the market. We are continually listening to feedback from our 6 million-strong user base, and this feature is another example of our pledge to continually improve our offerings.”

Under the new account, overall risks and assets will be calculated in USD terms. As long as the total maintenance margin (calculated as USD equivalent) under the account meets the requirement, the trader’s positions will remain open.

Traders will be able to trade USDT perpetual, USDC perpetual, and USDC options contracts simultaneously via the unified margin account — without transferring assets back and forth across multiple accounts.

Traders’ USDT, USDC, BTC, and ETH balances under the unified margin account will be calculated as USD equivalent based on their respective conversion ratio. The assets will then be used collectively as their position margin.

The profit and loss of all USDT perpetual and USDC perpetual contracts positions under the unified margin account will be combined and offset against each other. In other words, the loss incurred by one position may not trigger liquidation as long as the overall portfolio risk remains under a critical level.

The unified margin account currently supports USDT, USDC, BTC and ETH, but more assets will be added soon.

Auto-borrowing if available balance falls below zero

Bybit’s unified margin account will also feature auto-borrowing, which means that if the available balance of an asset under the unified margin account falls below zero due to trades and/or market fluctuations, the system will process auto-borrowing of the asset.

No interest will be incurred if the amount to borrow falls within the interest-free range of the asset.

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