Trade USDC

Futures Contracts

USD Coin (USDC) futures let you gain exposure in USDC without having to buy and hold any in your portfolio.

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Whether you’re looking for a seamless, flexible user experience or a performant API for programmatic trading, Kraken Futures offers a wide range of products on a robust, low latency, high-performance trading platform.

Why trade USDC futures?

  • USD Coin futures are an agreement between two counterparties to buy and sell a specific amount of USDC at a specific future price on a specific date and time
  • They allow you to gain exposure to USDC without ever having to own it
  • Individuals and organizations that do own USD Coin can use futures to hedge exposure against market movements

The Kraken Futures multi-collateral advantage

Gain exposure to a wide range of assets without owning them outright. With a variety of collateral options, you have superior flexibility when opening new positions or maintaining existing positions. And no matter what crypto you trade, you can choose to convert any profits into a currency of your choice.

Introducing the Multi-Collateral Futures wallet

The multi-collateral wallet allows you to use a variety of collateral types to manage all of your positions, without needing to move funds around. For example, you can open a position on BTC/USD, use USDT as collateral and convert any profits to bitcoin.

USDC futures trading with leverage

Kraken Futures offers leverage, allowing you to amplify your buying or selling power.

Flexibility in risk management 

New margin mode functionality allows you to trade using isolated margin to limit your downside per contract, or use cross margin to utilize all of your collateral across all positions.

Trade a range of currency pairs

Gain exposure to a variety of pairs using your multi-collateral futures wallet with 9 different collateral options.

USD Coin holders: Hedge volatility with Kraken Futures

Use futures to hedge against spot market volatility – no matter which way the underlying market moves.

Interested in USDC futures trading?

Kraken makes it easy to get started.

Sign up today to start trading futures.

USD Coin futures FAQs

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  2. How to buy USD Coin futures?

  3. How to go long on USDC using futures contracts?

  4. How to go short on USDC using futures contracts?

Risk Disclaimer

Trading futures, derivatives and other instruments using leverage involves an element of risk and may not be suitable for everyone. Read Kraken’s risk disclosure to learn more.