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What is Mark Price in crypto futures?

The Mark Price is a price used to calculate the liquidation price of a cryptocurrency perpetual contract. In perpetual contracts, the Mark Price represents the latest marked price of the contract, rather than the actual trading price of the contract.

The calculation of the Mark Price typically involves using an index price, which is often derived from a weighted average of real-time prices from multiple exchanges. The purpose of using the Mark Price is to mitigate the impact of market fluctuations and abnormal prices on the liquidation price of perpetual contracts.

In perpetual contracts, traders are required to maintain sufficient margin to ensure that their positions are not forcibly liquidated when the Mark Price falls below the predetermined liquidation price. Therefore, understanding the concept and calculation of the Mark Price is crucial for traders engaging in perpetual contract trading.
 

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