Trading Fees

HitBTC employs the “maker-taker” model with the purpose of maximizing liquidity and narrowing the spread on cryptocurrency markets. With our system, “makers” are encouraged to keep adding liquidity to the market.

The chief aim of maker-taker fees is to stimulate trading activity within an exchange by extending the incentive to post orders and facilitating trading.

On HitBTC, "Takers" are charged fees according to Trading Fee Tier.

In our maker-taker model, the "taker" is a trader who removes the liquidity from the book by placing an order that matches immediately with an existing order on the book. The taker pays the fee from the committed trade.

The "maker" is a trader who provides liquidity to the order book by placing a limit order below the best ask price for the buy and above the best bid price for the sell.


What is Rebate?

A Rebate is a reward that HitBTC pays to the "maker" for providing liquidity to a market while charging customers who take that liquidity. In other words, if a trade outside of the immediate market price is matched, we may incentivize the traders who placed the order.

Bottom line: we at HitBTC are always trying to enhance your experience with our platform, and we aim to facilitate your trading process by providing greater liquidity.


Margin Trading


Interest Rates

Periodically, a small Interest Rate is paid to hold a margin position open. The Interest Rate is paid regardless of whether the position is long or short. The rates are listed in the table below.


Currency Borrowed Daily Interest Rate
Tether (USDT) 0.081%
Bitcoin (BTC) 0.024%
Ethereum (ETH) 0.027%
Ripple (XRP) 0.021%
BCH (Bitcoin Cash) 0.018%
EOS 0.021%
TRON (TRX) 0.039%
Cardano (ADA) 0.042%
Litecoin (LTC) 0.021%
Ethereum Classic (ETC) 0.042%
Bitcoin SV (BSV) 0.021%
Zcash (ZEC) 0.03%
Stellar (XLM) 0.021%
Dogecoin (DOGE) 0.021%
Monero (XMR) 0.081%
NEO 0.021%
VeChain (VET) 0.021%
QTUM 0.021%
Binance Coin (BNB) 0.021%
Chiliz (CHZ) 0.021%

The Interest Rate is paid 3 times per day at 00:00 UTC, at 08:00 UTC, and at 16:00 UTC (12:00AM UTC, 8:00 AM UTC, and 4:00 PM UTC). The interest is charged always in the quote currency - for example, on the BTC/USDT pair it is paid in USDT - for both shorts and longs.


Liquidation Fees

If a position is liquidated - either by reaching the liquidation price or by the trader, a Liquidation Fee in the amount of 0.5% of the position’s value is charged in the quote currency (i.e. USDT on the BTC/USDT pair).


Borrowing Limits

For each of the trading pairs, Borrowing Limits apply, regardless of whether a trader wants to go short or long. An individual trader will not be able to go beyond these Borrowing Limits at any time. The table below lists these limits.


Trading Pair Borrowing Limit for Short Positions Borrowing Limit for Long Positions
BTC/USDT 40 BTC 720,000 USDT
ETH/USDT 510 ETH 240,000 USDT
LTC/USDT 3000 LTC 240,000 USDT
BCH/USDT 560 BCH 120,000 USDT
XRP/USDT 5,200,000 XRP 120,000 USDT
EOS/USDT 47,000 EOS 120,000 USDT
TRX/USDT 4,500,000 TRX 120,000 USDT
ADA/USDT 1,400,000 ADA 120,000 USDT
XMR/USDT 1000 XMR 120,000 USDT
ETC/USDT 12,000 ETC 60,000 USDT
BSV/USDT 400 BSV 60,000 USDT
DASH/USDT 800 DASH 60,000 USDT
ZEC/USDT 1100 ZEC 60,000 USDT
XLM/USDT 800,000 XLM 60,000 USDT
DOGE/USDT 20,000,000 DOGE 60,000 USDT
NEO/USDT 3,100 NEO 60,000 USDT
VET/USDT 4,000,000 VET 60,000 USDT
QTUM/USDT 26,000 QTUM 60,000 USDT
BNB/USDT 2,500 BNB 60,000 USDT
CHZ/USDT 3,500,000 CHZ 40,000 USDT
ETH/BTC 510 ETH 14 BTC
LTC/BTC 3000 LTC 14 BTC
BCH/BTC 560 BCH 7 BTC
XRP/BTC 5,200,000 XRP 7 BTC
EOS/BTC 47,000 EOS 7 BTC
TRX/BTC 4,500,000 TRX 7 BTC
ADA/BTC 1,400,000 ADA 7 BTC
XMR/BTC 1000 XMR 7 BTC
ETC/BTC 12,000 ETC 3.5 BTC
BSV/BTC 400 BSV 3.5 BTC
DASH/BTC 800 DASH 3.5 BTC
ZEC/BTC 1100 ZEC 3.5 BTC
XLM/BTC 800,000 XLM 3.5 BTC
DOGE/BTC 20,000,000 DOGE 3.5 BTC
NEO/BTC 3,100 NEO 3.5 BTC
VET/BTC 4,000,000 VET 3.5 BTC
QTUM/BTC 26,000 QTUM 3.5 BTC
BNB/BTC 2,500 BNB 3.5 BTC
CHZ/BTC 3,500,000 CHZ 2 BTC
ETC/ETH 12,000 ETC 150 ETH
EOS/ETH 47,000 EOS 260 ETH


Please note that HitBTC reserves the right to revise its rates, fees, and limits at its discretion, to reflect the changing market conditions.

Last update

2020-11-23