Trade Ethereum

Futures Contracts

Ethereum (ETH) futures let you gain exposure in Ethereum 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 Ethereum futures?

  • Ethereum futures are an agreement between two counterparties to buy and sell a specific amount of ETH at a specific future price on a specific date and time
  • They allow you to gain exposure to Ethereum without ever having to own them
  • Individuals and organizations that do own Ethereum 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.

Ethereum 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.

Ethereum holders: Hedge volatility with Kraken Futures

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

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Ethereum futures FAQs

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Risk Disclaimer

Kraken Futures is a trading name of Payward Brokers PTE. Ltd. (a company incorporated in Singapore with registered number 201917834G) and Payward Global Trading Pte. Ltd. (a company incorporated in Singapore with registered number 201913551K), subsidiaries of the Payward Group (known as Kraken). You should consider whether you understand how futures function and review our futures risk disclosure page. This information is not directed at clients that are ineligible for futures trading nor is it to be distributed to or used by any person in any country or jurisdiction where such distribution or use would be contrary to local law or regulation.