Coinbase For Scalping

Coinbase For Scalping

Welcome to Scalpbase - the world's premier platform for scalping crypto.
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Coinbase For Scalping

Welcome to Scalpbase - the world's premier platform for scalping crypto.
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Scalpbase

Scalp, Scalp, Swing

A new take on crypto trading.

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Large Price Increments

Large price increments level the playing field between humans and bots.

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Dynamic Order Quantities

Dynamically calculated order quantities enable lightning fast, one-click order submission.

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Low Taker Fees

Low taker fees open up unique scalping opportunities not present on other platforms.

Features

Master The Volatility

Bear market. Bull market. Doesn't matter. As long as there's volatility, there's a scalp.

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Perps

Trade perpetual futures with leverage up to 100x and low fees.

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Blitz Mode

Submit orders with one click. Order quantities are calculated dynamically.

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Depth of Market

Follow your orders in real-time, as the price moves up and down.

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Large Ticks

Compete on equal terms with the bots and with the market makers.

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Auto SL

Automatically add stop losses and take profits to your positions.

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Chart Trading

Trade directly from the chart. More than 10 operations supported.

Scalpbase App

Scalp your favorite coins while on the go.

With Scalpbase's Android App, you can manage your Bitcoin TA strategies wherever you want. Scalpbase's IOS App enables you to do Bitcoin technical analysis while you're on the go.
Market Preview

Top Markets on Scalpbase

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Platform statistics for the previous 24 hours.

FAQ

Frequently Asked Questions

What do I need to create an account?

Demo accounts do not require any personal information.

Live accounts require a valid email address. You may, optionally, set a password as well. If you choose not to set a password, your email address will be used to validate your logins.

What do I need to start trading?

For a demo account, nothing.

For a real account, you will need one of the following stablecoins:

  • USDC
  • USDT
  • BUSD
  • DAI

The stablecoin can be on any of the following networks/blockchains:

  • Ethereum ERC20
  • BSC BEP20
  • Polygon
  • Avalanche
What is the minimum deposit and minimum withdrawal?
Minimum deposit: 0.1 USD.

Minimum withdrawal: 1 USD.
How can I fund my account?

Immediately upon signing up, you will receive your own personal deposit address. You can fund your Scalpbase account by sending stablecoins (USDC,BUSD,USDT,DAI) to this address. Scalpbase supports a variety of stablecoins and networks.

Is Scalpbase secure?

We hate that this question still needs to be asked in the crypto space. But we get it. At Scalpbase, we employ a very strict security protocol, when it comes to your deposited funds. More than 99% of your funds are stored in geographically distributed multisignature cold wallets, making it impossible for any hacker to get access to them. Read more about our security measures here.

Is there an app?

Yes. Scalpbase is also available as an Android app. Download it here.

On iOS, Scalpbase is available as a Progressive Web App (PWA). Instructions on how to add it to your phone can be found here.

Does Scalpbase support fiat (USD,EUR,CNY,JPY) deposits and withdrawals?

Currently, no.

Why futures instead of spot?

Futures tend to provide tighter spreads and more liquid books than spot, making them superior for scalping. An added bonus is the fact that futures trading often carries lower commissions than spot trading, and the fact that you can go short.

What is a hybrid order book?

A hybrid order book is a combination of the classic order book that you know from traditional crypto exchanges, and the DOM (Depth of Market).

The DOM is generally superior to the classic order books, when it comes to scalping, as you can click yourself in and out of trades, and visualize your orders in real-time, as the price moves up and down. However, it often comes at the cost of being too bulky, and taking away too much focus from other important UI elements (such as the tape and the chart). On Scalpbase, we have solved this by integrating the DOM with the order book, providing you with a clean and minimal order book, as you know it from Binance or Coinbase, and adding a ton of DOM-related features (such as point-and-click trading and order visualization).

What is Blitz Mode?

Blitz Mode is a special trading mode (for pro's only) that enables you to get in and out of trades in a minimal amount of clicks.

While Blitz Mode is activated, you can submit orders with a single tap on the order book, or two taps on the chart. The order quantity is selected in advance, using a slider.

It's very easy to fuck up, while Blitz Mode is enabled, which is why we do not recommend it for newbies.

How does Scalpbase's advanced charting work?

Scalpbase's Tradingview charts are fully interactive.

This means that you can submit new orders, close positions and place stop losses or take profits directy from the chart.

To do so, simply right click on the chart, and select Limit Order (to place a new order), Trigger Order (to place a stop loss or take profit) or Close Position (to close your position). If you have Blitz Mode enabled, the action will be executed immediately (taking into account your selected buy or sell quantity) - if not, you will be prompted for confirmation.

Note: Interactive charts are only available on desktop.

What's the leverage available on Scalpbase?

Scalpbase theoretically supports leverage up to 100x on all futures markets. However, most of our traders tend to use a much more conservative amount of leverage - generally ranging between 5x and 10x.

How does Scalpbase's automatic stop loss / take profit work?

Scalpbase can calculate your stop loss for you, and add it to your position automatically.

In doing so, it will take into account your current timeframe (lower timeframes will yield tighter stops - and vice versa), your profit or loss target (target number of pips, configurable in the order settings) and your risk reward ratio (also configurable in the order settings). Upon reviewing these details, it will calculate the price for the stop loss, and submit it to the matching engine. Similar functionality is also available for take profits.

How can I configure my order quantity?

To configure your order quantity, use the quantity sliders (available in the trading interface, just below the order quantity input field).

If the slider is set to 10%, the quantity of new orders submitted during Blitz Mode will automatically be scaled to match 10% of your available funds.

Note: There are four quantity sliders in total: One for market buy orders, one for market sell orders, one for limit buy orders and one for limit sell orders. All four of them will need to be configured separately (it is not possible to combine them into one).

Can I try out the platform before depositing?

Yes. Scalpbase provides a fully-fledged demo environment (the Scalpbase Testnet).

You can use this demo environment to get familiar with Scalpbase, before making a deposit, and engaging in live trading.

Access the Scalpbase Testnet here.

How is my profit calculated?

For long positions, the profit/loss (P/L) is calculated as follows:

P/L (Long) = (Exit Price - Entry Price) * Position Size

For short positions, the profit/loss (P/L) is calculated as follows:

P/L (Short) = (Entry Price - Exit Price) * Position Size

How is my Entry Price calculated?

The Entry Price of your position is calculated by taking the volume weighted average fill price (VWAP fill price) of the orders that increased the size of your position. The formula is as follows:

Entry Price = Position Size / ((Qty_1/Price_1)+(Qty_2/Price_2)...+(Qty_n/Price_n))

where Qty_n is the quantity of your n'th order and Price_n is the price of your n'th order.

If you are long, only buy orders contribute to your Average Entry Price. Sell orders can be ignored in this case.

If you are short, only sell orders contribute to your Average Entry Price. Buy orders can be ignored in this case.

Example:

You place an order to go long $20,000 worth of BTC at a price of 10,000. Your order gets filled, and a new long position is opened.

The Average Entry Price of this position is now:

(Position Size / (Qty_1/Price_1)) = (20,000/(20,000/10,000)) = 10,000.

You then place another order to go long $40,000 at a price of 12,000. The Average Entry Price is now:

(Position Size / (Qty_1/Price_1)+(Qty_2/Price_2)) = (60,000/(20,000/10,000)+(40,000/12,000)) = 11,250.

Do the futures contracts on Scalpbase expire?

The futures contracts available on Scalpbase are all perpetual. They never expire, and there is no settlement. You can keep your position for as long as you want. A mechanism called Funding keeps the price of the contract aligned to the spot price of the underlying asset.

What is funding?

Funding is an hourly exchange of money between longs and shorts. The purpose of this exchange is to keep the price of the contract aligned with the spot price of the underlying. The amount exchanged is determined by the Funding Rate. If the Funding Rate is positive, the contract is trading at a premium to spot, and longs pay shorts. If the Funding Rate is negative, the contract is trading at a discount to spot, and shorts pay longs.

What is the Funding Rate?

The Funding Rate determines the amount to be exchanged between longs and shorts during each funding period. If the Funding Rate is 0.1% at the end of a funding period, longs pay 0.1% of their position size to shorts. If the Funding Rate is -0.1%, shorts pay 0.1% of their position size to longs.

How does funding affect my trading?

Funding slightly changes the payoff matrix of market participants in the futures market. If the Funding Rate is significantly positive for a sustained amount of time (as seen during the peak of bull runs), shorts may end up being profitable in spite of the price of Bitcoin going up. The trading P&L on long positions would need to appreciate by an amount equal to the total amount of funding paid in order for longs to break even in this scenario. A funding rate that is far away from zero opens up unique arbitrage opportunities, such as Spot Futures Arbitrage and Cross Exchange Funding Arbitrage.

What is the Mark Price?

The Mark Price is a manipulation-resistant price that Scalpbase uses in order to minimize the impact of market manipulation and prevent unnecessary liquidations.

What is the Index Price?

The Index Price is an average of a collection of prices from the top 10 spot exchanges:

  • Coinbase Pro
  • Kraken
  • Bitstamp
  • Bittrex
  • Poloniex
  • Gemini
  • Binance
  • Kucoin
  • Bitfinex
  • Itbit
Where does Scalpbase get its pricing data from?

The pricing data used for the calculation of the Scalpbase Index Price, and the Scalpbase Mark Price, is derived from ten of the world's top spot exchanges. The data is fully transparent, and can be seen in real-time here.

The formulas used for the calculation of the Scalpbase Mark Price and Scalpbase Index Price can be found in our References.

Where can I find the technical specifications for Scalpbase's futures contracts?

Click here to see the full specification for the BTC/USD contract.

What measures can I use to secure my account?

Scalpbase accounts can be secured with Two Factor Authentication (2FA), withdrawal limits, IP pinning and device whitelisting. For the best security, we recommend that you enable TOTP-based Two Factor Authentication, add a withdrawal limit and only whitelist your own trusted devices.

You should also ensure that the access to your email address is properly locked down with a strong password and Two Factor Authentication.

Are there any fees charged on liquidations?

Scalpbase does not charge any fees on liquidations. If your position is liquidated, it will be closed out incrementally, until your Maintenance Margin satisfies the Minimum Maintenance Margin requirements for the contract you are trading. In the vast majority of liquidations, only 10% of your position size will need to be closed out. Once this is done, your position exits liquidation. Note: Incremental liquidation is not available for positions that are below 0.01 BTC in size. Positions that are below 0.01 BTC in size are liquidated in full, at their bankrupcty price.

Can I use Scalpbase to automate my trading?

Scalpbase supports automatic calculation of order quantities, stop losses and take profits.

For the technically-savvy, Scalpbase also offers a fully-fledged REST and websocket API. Through these API's, you can do almost everything that you could otherwise do through the Scalpbase website.

The futures contracts on Scalpbase are USD-margined but I can't deposit USD. How does that work?

Scalpbase automatically converts stablecoin deposits (USDC, USDT, BUSD, DAI) into USD at time of deposit. At time of withdrawal, the USD is converted back to stablecoin.

This frees the user from any stablecoin-related risks while he is trading on Scalpbase.

What blockchain networks are supported by Scalpbase?

Scalpbase currently supports the following networks/blockchains:

  • Ethereum
  • Binance Smart Chain (BSC)
  • Polygon
  • Avalanche
What stablecoins are supported by Scalpbase?

Scalpbase currently supports the following stablecoins:

  • USD Coin (USDC)
  • Tether (USDT)
  • Binance USD (BUSD)
  • Multi-collateral DAI (DAI)
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