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) 0.039%
Bitcoin (BTC) 0.018%
Ethereum (ETH) 0.027%
Ripple (XRP) 0.012%
BCH (Bitcoin Cash) 0.018%
EOS 0.021%
TRON (TRX) 0.024%
Cardano (ADA) 0.042%
Litecoin (LTC) 0.021%
Ethereum Classic (ETC) 0.021%
Bitcoin SV (BSV) 0.021%
Zcash (ZEC) 0.03%
Stellar (XLM) 0.021%
Dogecoin (DOGE) 0.021%
Monero (XMR) 0.021%
NEO 0.021%
VeChain (VET) 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 10 BTC 90,000 USDT
ETH/USDT 130 ETH 30,000 USDT
BCH/USDT 120 BCH 30,000 USDT
XRP/USDT 150,000 XRP 30,000 USDT
EOS/USDT 11,000 EOS 30,000 USDT
TRX/USDT 15,000,000 TRX 30,000 USDT
ADA/USDT 250,000 ADA 30,000 USDT
LTC/USDT 660 LTC 30,000 USDT
ETC/USDT 4,500 ETC 30,000 USDT
BSV/USDT 80,000 BSV 15,000 USDT
DASH/USDT 200 DASH 15,000 USDT
ZEC/USDT 260 ZEC 15,000 USDT
XLM/USDT 150,000 XLM 15,000 USDT
DOGE/USDT 400,000 DOGE 15,000 USDT
XMR/USDT 170 XMR 15,000 USDT
NEO/USDT 1,200 NEO 15,000 USDT
VET/USDT 900,000 VET 15,000 USDT
ETH/BTC 130 ETH 3 BTC
BCH/BTC 120 BCH 3 BTC
XRP/BTC 150,000 XRP 3 BTC
EOS/BTC 11,000 EOS 3 BTC
TRX/BTC 15,000,000 TRX 3 BTC
ADA/BTC 250,000 ADA 3 BTC
LTC/BTC 660 LTC 3 BTC
ETC/BTC 4,500 ETC 3 BTC
BSV/BTC 80,000 BSV 1.5 BTC
DASH/BTC 200 DASH 1.5 BTC
ZEC/BTC 260 ZEC 1.5 BTC
XLM/BTC 150,000 XLM 1.5 BTC
DOGE/BTC 400,000 DOGE 1.5 BTC
XMR/BTC 170 XMR 1.5 BTC
NEO/BTC 1,200 NEO 1.5 BTC
VET/BTC 900,000 VET 1.5 BTC


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

2020-08-03