Perpetual Contracts are synthetic trading markets that allow for exposure to arbitrary liquid assets using stablecoin (USDC) collateral. By trading Perpetuals, you can participate in market movements, reduce risk, and make a profit by going long or short with leverage on a futures contract.
You can start trading with as little as $10 at http://dydx.exchange/.
By going long, a trader buys a Perpetual contract with the expectation that the underlying asset will rise in value in the future. Rather than buying and holding the underlying asset, traders buy synthetic exposure to the asset.
By going short, a trader sells a Perpetual contract with the expectation that the underlying asset will decline in value in the future. Rather than selling the underlying asset, traders sell synthetic exposure to the asset.
Follow these steps to start trading: