You can find an example of the collateral required to open a futures position on our Bounded Futures product page
On this page you will see that the buyer and seller collateral can be calculated as:
Buyer: No. of Contracts * Contract Multiplier * (Trade Price - Lower Bound)
Seller: No. of Contracts * Contract Multiplier * (Upper Bound - Trade Price)
Contract Multiplier: You can find the contract multiplier for our Bounded Futures contracts on our Bounded Futures page.
Using a Bounded Bitcoin futures contract with a Lower boundary of 36,000, an Upper Boundary of 60,000, currently trading at $48,765.
The amount of collateral a Buyer would need for each futures contract would be:
1 * .01 * (48,765 - 36000) = $127.65
The amount of collateral a Seller would need for each futures contract would be:
1 * .01 * (60,000 - 48,765) = $112.35