Lightning Futures User Guide

1. Trading Days and Times

(1) Trading days

Lightning Futures trades can be made, as a rule, every day.

(2) Trading times

Lightning Futures trades can be made during the following times:

Trading days Trading Hours
Monday to Sunday 24 hours a day.


(3) Term (maturity date)

Lightning Futures maturity dates are included in the product names as follows.

EX: If the product name is "BTC/JPY-28APR2017," the maturity date is April 28th, 2017.

2. Order times

Orders are received 24 hours a day, 365 days a year. System maintenance times are excluded. For information about the maturity schedule, please refer to "What is Lightning Futures?"

3. Order Validity Period

If no order expiration date is specified, it will be in 30 days. However, orders may be withdrawn due to factors such as service updates.

4. Swap Points

Swap points are generated by rolling over a position. Please refer to our Fees and Taxes page for a breakdown of swap points.

5. Margins

The required margin for a transaction will be the amount calculated by multiplying the margin rate to the actual transaction amount. For margin rate, please see the fees and taxes page.

6. Maintenance Margin Rules, Margin Call Rules, Sell Out Rules

Our Maintenance Margin Rules, Margin Call Rules, and Sell Out Rules are as follows:

Maintenance Margin Rules


Maintenance Margin Rules

Margin Call Rules

  1. If the maintenance margin rate is below 100% at 6:00 PM (JST) every business day (including weekends and holidays), Margin Call Rule will apply and a margin call will occur.
  2. All outstanding new orders will be revoked (cancelled).
  3. If the margin call has not been resolved by 4:59 PM (JST) on the next business day (including weekends and holidays) after the margin call is triggered, Sell Out Rules will apply at 5:00 PM (JST). The methods of resolving the margin call are as follows.
    (1) Deposit Japanese yen or bitcoin into your margin account
    (2) Partial or complete settlement of your positions
    (3) Increase the leverage rate*

    *If the leverage rate is set lower than the maximum value, it can be raised to resolve the margin call. It will not be raised if you have selected the maximum leverage rate. As an example, if margin call rules are applied with leverage 1x and the maintenance margin rate is subsequently 55%, the maintenance margin rate will become 110% when leverage becomes 2x, and the margin call will be resolved. However, be aware that if the market price continues to fluctuate by 5% or more, the maintenance margin rate will again fall below 100%, and margin call rules may be applied at the next timing of determination of margin call.


Margin Call Rules

Sell Out Rules


Sell Out Rules

7. Transfer Payments (inward and outward) for Margins

  1. Transfer in (spot account → margin account)
    • Transfer in can be made 24 hours a day, 365 days a year.
    • Deposit margins will be increased as soon as transfer is completed.
    • Transfers can be made within the range of the transferable amount in your spot account.
  2. Transfer out (margin account → spot account)
    • Transfer out can be made 24 hours a day, 365 days a year.
    • Margin Deposit will be decreased as soon as transfer is completed.
    • Transfers can be made within the range of the transferable amount in your margin account.

8. Maximum positions held

For information about the maximum number of positions you can hold, please refer to "What is Lightning Futures?"

Transfer Times

As a rule, transfers can be made 24 hours a day, 365 days a year. However, the following times are excluded: