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Can I margin trade/short bitcoin on Bitfinex with only a btc balance in my trading wallet?

I only have btc and want to short with leverage, and the margin trade page doesn't do anything when I click margin sell with a high limit as a test - no active order shows up and I don't get any error.
In my mind system should sell my btc and borrow any additional btc needed for leverage through btc swaps at the best available rate, that is what I'd expect. If I have 1 btc in my trading wallet I should be able to margin sell 2 btc because of 2:1 leverage. If the price of btc drops by about around half minus fees, I get liquidated.
When using fiat to margin sell with leverage, it looks like Bitfinex automatically picks up USD swaps at the best rate automatically. It is unclear when/if those swaps expire. Do I have to buy btc swaps manually when leveraging with a btc trading balance instead of fiat?
If buying btc swaps manually, what if I choose a swap with a 2 day range but end up needing to hold the short for 3 days? What if the swap range is 30 days but I don't need it after I am done shorting in 3 days, will I have to pay interest on the remaining days? This part is confusing and I haven't been able find the necessary information by googling.
Edit:
There was an error message, "Not enough balance". I just missed it. I entered a lower btc amount and it worked. Need sleep after yesterday's late night rally.
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Please help - Margin and short position trades - JAFX - Able to enter accurately with Bitcoin.tax?

EDIT: I am in the U.S., asking in reference to U.S. tax filing for 2018

I've been searching and can't seem to find enough information regarding this topic. I traded through JAFX last year using a margin account, long and short positions. I am able to pull all of the transaction history, including date/time of trade open/close, price at position open, price at position close, profit/loss per trade, etc... (fairly detailed and contains all pertinent information)

I'm having to manually create an excel spreadsheet (can do CSV too) but when I enter into bitcoin.tax:
  1. I have to manually adjust the position size (as it lists, for example, .25 LTC although the total position value was 25LTC (.25 of 1:10 leverage) - changed leverage a few times throughout the year so I'll have to figure each of those out to make sure they calculate correctly
  2. I have to adjust the short positions as sell first then a buy but the date/time confuses the calculator because it has sells before buy
  3. Other various editing issues which I can identify and resolve like formatting of date/time not accepted on all lines, etc....
  4. If I go through the trouble of continuing with this excel sheet, will it calculate correctly with the mismatched times and confusion over sells before buys or is it possible to file these trades as a lump somehow?
Also, I funded the account through Coinbase, I have not uploaded my CB data into Bitcoin.tax yet but I'm assuming it will show the BTC transfer out. I have the JAFX incoming transfer information/amounts (transferred from CB as BTC, received in JAFX as USD - I can disregard fees and pay whatever tax on the full amount of the BTC transfer, if possible) so I can easily justify receipt of those funds from somewhere. All of the money sent from Coinbase to JAFX was ultimately lost, so at the end of the year my balance was $0 with no withdrawals out, only $1.36 for inactivity, withdrawn to JAFX, not to my bank or account.

Any suggestion on how to handle these trades?? The rest of my trades were through Coinbase and Binance so I'll use API to get those in but this group of trades are a nuisance...

Thank you in advance to anyone that can help!!
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Is short-selling and Margin Trading possible with bitcoin?

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Bitcoin margin trading is an operation with assets when a trader uses the funds provided by a third party. So, traders borrow funds at high-interest rates to increase their leverage. After the transaction is closed, the borrowed money is returned to the exchange with a charge, and the user receives the rest. Margin trading is perhaps the most straightforward way to short Bitcoin. To get started, users will need to open an account with an exchange that offers margin accounts, such as Binance or BitMEX. The idea behind margin trading is that users borrow assets from the exchange and sell them on the market at a specific price. Short trading is technically a trading process where the trader sells an asset and buys it back at a lower price. It might be difficult to comprehend this process when we have always been used to buying an asset at a lower price and selling it at an increased rate. there is no question of bitcoin margin trading exchanges will become Margin Trading . One of the easiest ways to short bitcoin is through a cryptocurrency margin trading platform. Many exchanges allow this type of trading, with margin trades allowing for investors Bitcoin margin trading, in simple words, allows opening a trading position with leverage, by borrowing funds from the exchange. For example, if we opened a Bitcoin margin position with a 2X leverage and Bitcoin had increased by 10%, then our position would have yielded 20% because of the 2X leverage.

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