What Is Xrpdown (XRPDOWN)?
XRPDOWN is a Binance leveraged token (BLVT) with the underlying cryptocurrency Ripple (XRP). Ripple is a platform that aims to facilitate global payments network. The XRP token is a fast and cost efficient cryptocurrency used for cross-border transactions.
XRPDOWN aims to generate leveraged gains when the Ripple price goes down. The tokens were launched for both up and down trends, i.e., XRPUP and XRPDOWN. In contrast to XRPDOWN, XRPUP seeks to generate leveraged gains when the price of Ripple goes up.
A traditional leveraged position can yield outsized returns. However, users are not shielded from liquidation risk. Thus, it presents a trade-off between a user's tolerance to the risk of getting liquidated vs. the outsized gains that one can make. Such trades are eliminated by Leveraged Tokens (LT) and thus allow users to gain leveraged exposure without worrying about liquidation risk and the significance of managing a leveraged position. Though LTs have gained popularity due to this innovative characteristic, they have been controversial and have confused users. Historically, the track record shows the long-term returns of LTs are poor compared to that of traditional margin-leveraged products. So, Binance has addressed the critical problems with existing leveraged tokens and launched the Binance Leveraged Token (BLVT).
In brief, BLVTs are the Binance spot market's tradable assets (off-chain tokens). Each token represents a bundle of open contract positions on the perpetual futures market. So a BLVT is a tokenized version of leveraged futures positions. One of the fundamental differences between BLVTs and other types of leveraged tokens (LT) is that, unlike conventional LTs, BLVTs do not keep 'constant' leverage. Instead, they maintain a variable target leverage range between 1.25x and 4x that acts as a perpetual leverage target for the tokens. To summarize, the idea behind the token is to maximize the potential revenue when the price goes up and mitigate the risks of liquidation whenever there is a price fall.
History of Xrpdown(XRPDOWN)
Binance launched XRPDOWN on September 9, 2020.