Bybit’s New Risk Limit System

Bybit is optimizing its risk limit system. With this new system in place, traders will be allowed to hold much more positions at the same leverage than before.

What is risk limit?

Risk limit is a risk management measure to limit the risk exposure of traders. It’s used to prevent large contract losses.Traders holding large positions with high leverage may cause huge contract losses during liquidation in a fluctuating market. If there is a contract loss, and the insurance fund is insufficient to cover it, the ADL system will be triggered. For a full overview of risk limit, please click here.

New system:  better protecting low-risk traders

With the new risk limit system, traders are able to hold much more positions at the same leverage level compared to previously. The maintenance margin will also increase according to the risk limit level, meaning more protection for low-risk traders, and a lesser risk overall of the ADL system being triggered. Please see below the new risk limit level for each contract:

NEW risk limit for BTC/USD 

Position Value (BTC)Maintenance
Margin
Initial
Margin
Max
Leverage
150 BTC0.50%1.00%100
300 BTC1.00%1.50%66
450 BTC1.50%2.00%50
600 BTC2.00%2.50%40
750 BTC2.50%3.00%33
900 BTC3.00%3.50%28
1050 BTC3.50%4.00%25
1200 BTC4.00%4.50%22
1350 BTC4.50%5.00%20
1500 BTC5.00%5.50%18

OLD risk limit for BTC/USD 

Position Value(BTC)Maintenance
Margin
Initial
Margin
Max
Leverage
100 BTC0.50%1.00%100
150 BTC0.50%1.50%66
200 BTC0.50%2.00%50
250 BTC0.50%2.50%40
300 BTC0.50%3.00%33
350 BTC0.50%3.50%28
400 BTC0.50%4.00%25
450 BTC0.50%4.50%22
500 BTC0.50%5.00%20
550 BTC0.50%5.50%18

NEW risk limit for ETH/USD

Position Value (ETH)Maintenance MarginInitial MarginMax Leverage
30001.00%2.00%50
60001.50%3.00%33
90002.00%4.00%25
120002.50%5.00%20
150003.00%6.00%17
180003.50%7.00%14
210004.00%8.00%13
240004.50%9.00%11
270005.00%10.00%10
300005.50%11.00%9

OLD risk limit for ETH/USD

Position Value (ETH)Maintenance MarginInitial MarginMax Leverage
3000.50%1.00%100
6000.50%1.50%66
10000.50%2.00%50
20000.50%3.00%33
30000.50%4.00%25
40000.50%5.00%20
50000.50%6.00%16
60000.50%7.00%14
70000.50%8.00%12
80000.50%9.00%11

NEW risk limit for EOS/USD 

Position Value (EOS)Maintenance MarginInitial MarginMax Leverage
500001.00%2.00%50
1000001.50%3.00%33
1500002.00%4.00%25
2000002.50%5.00%20
2500003.00%6.00%17
3000003.50%7.00%14
3500004.00%8.00%13
4000004.50%9.00%11
4500005.00%10.00%10
5000005.50%11.00%9
1375000.50%22.00%4.5

OLD risk limit for EOS/USD 

Position Value (EOS)Maintenance MarginInitial MarginMax Leverage
250000.50%4.00%25
375000.50%6.00%16.6
500000.50%8.00%12.5
625000.50%10.00%10
750000.50%12.00%8.3
875000.50%14.00%7.1
1000000.50%16.00%6.2
1125000.50%18.00%5.5
1250000.50%20.00%5
1375000.50%22.00%4.5

NEW risk limit for XRP/USD 

Position Value (XRP)Maintenance MarginInitial MarginMax Leverage
7500001.00%2.00%50
15000001.50%3.00%33
22500002.00%4.00%25
30000002.50%5.00%20
37500003.00%6.00%17
45000003.50%7.00%14
52500004.00%8.00%13
60000004.50%9.00%11
67500005.00%10.00%10
75000005.50%11.00%9

OLD risk limit for XRP/USD 

Position Value (XRP)Maintenance MarginInitial MarginMax Leverage
2500000.50%4.00%25
3750000.50%6.00%16.6
5000000.50%8.00%12.5
6250000.50%10.00%10
7500000.50%12.00%8.3
8750000.50%14.00%7.1
10000000.50%16.00%6.2
11250000.50%18.00%5.5
12500000.50%20.00%5
13750000.50%22.00%4.5