It looks like their futures markets is now bigger than the spot. These future markets by Binance is fairly new.
Margin is huge of 75x like with XRP
Teaming up with others may put into #1 spot. Do realize the bigger markets seem to be questioned in the past regard to trust
High performing coins are added like LINK with 75x margin
Here is the most recent CCXT info I could find for Binance future markets
It looks Binance itself released a Python API for Binance futures
I can confirm the Python SDK from Binance does work indeed!
In terms of volume I could calculate voume roughly:
SPOT: btc/usdt 24 hr volume 825,000,000 USDT approx = 81,000 BTC approx
FUTURES: 24 hr volume BTCUSDT =214,467 BTC approx
Futures is almost 3x bigger than spot equivilant in BTC/USDT. Make sense?
Commentary of Market functionality demos in Binance Futures Python SDK
get_24hr_ticker_price_change_statistics.py <– useful for past day worth
get_liquidation_orders.py <– another metric to see comparitive performance
get_mark_price.py <– old market price in last X data points
get_open_interest.py <– all in USDT for relative comparison to see which has most interest
get_order_book.py <- good for bid/ask spread analysis
get_symbol_orderbook_ticker.py <– bid/ask on particular ticker
All of these script demos are useful for real time and historical analysis over 1 day
You can short even with Binance Futures
There are even more bigger news if you wanted to do market making
Here are the coin pairs you have with Binance Futures:
I plan to use these Python scripts for intraday metrics