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 yes agree, those margin requirements are way too much

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Hi all - I'm not sure I follow. Margins on bitcoin are high because they are volatile. A 30% margin is a leverage of (basically) 3:1 which reduces risk of falling into a negative equity. The more capital required to open a trade, the safer the trade and the less exposure you would have. 

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haha, only thing that makes a trade "safer" for me is when price goes in my direction !

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