Paradigm has announced the launch of spreads trading in partnership with crypto exchange FTX.
In a Friday blog post, Paradigm said under the FTX partnership users would be able to utilize “one-click” trading with “no leg risk” for the spread between spot, perpetuals and fixed maturity futures on Bitcoin (BTC), Ether (ETH), Solana (SOL), Avalanche (AVAX), ApeCoin (APE), Dogecoin (DOGE), Chainlink (LINK) and Litecoin (LTC). FTX will provide “guaranteed atomic execution and clearing of both legs” for the trades.
According to Paradigm CEO Anand Gomes, the arrangement was aimed at drawing in new crypto investors interested in cash and carry trades — leveraging crypto spot purchases and futures instruments on FTX. Gomes added that the rollout could lead to new product offerings “further down the road.”
The firm said using atomic execution for both legs of the spreads trading was “structurally less risky” than those executed on a traditional exchange, allowing market makers to “quote much tighter prices and in significantly larger sizes.” According to Paradigm, the fees will be 50% less than that when executing two individual outright trades.
In 2019, Paradigm partnered with crypto derivatives exchange Deribit to launch a block trading solution.