• Standard fee schedule
  • Token Loan Service - Interest Rate
  • Market maker program

Trading Fees

OKEx offers a volume-based maker-taker fee schedule. We calculate your trading volume every day and adjust your fees according to the chart below:

Tier Spot Trading Futures Trading 24hr Withdrawal Limit (BTC)
30day Trading Volume (BTC) Maker Fee Taker Fee 30day Trading Volume (BTC) Maker Fee Taker Fee
Lv1 < 600 0.15% 0.2% < 10000 0.03% 0.05% 100
Lv2 ≥ 600 0.14% 0.19% ≥ 10000 0.025% 0.045% 150
Lv3 ≥ 1200 0.13% 0.18% ≥ 20000 0.02% 0.04% 200
Lv4 ≥ 2400 0.12% 0.17% ≥ 30000 0.015% 0.035% 250
Lv5 ≥ 12000 0.11% 0.15% ≥ 60000 0.01% 0.03% 300
Lv6 ≥ 24000 0.08% 0.11% ≥ 100000 0.005% 0.025% 400
Lv7 ≥ 60000 0.05% 0.08% ≥ 200000 0% 0.02% 500
Lv8 ≥ 120000 0.02% 0.05% ≥ 300000 -0.01% 0.02% 1000

To be eligible for a tier, you are only required to meet the minimum trading volume requirements of either Futures or Spot. Example: Your Spot Trading volume in the last 30 days is 1,000 BTC (Rank2) and Futures trading volume is 2,1000 BTC (Rank3), you are then eligible as a Rank3 user and can enjoy the discounted fees of the tier for both Futures and Spot Trading.

Spot Trading
30-day Spot Trading volume: Our system will record the transactions according to the prices (in quote currencies) at that time. Then every 24 hours at 00:00 UTC+8, it will calculate the total trading volume in BTC equivalent.
Example: If you have traded OMG/BTC, XUC/BTC, BTC/USDT, LTC/ETH and BCH/USDT, our system will record the transactions in BTC, ETH, USDT according to the prices at that time. Then at 0:00 UTC+8, it will calculate the total trading volume of BTC, ETH and USDT in BTC equivalent.
Futures Trading
30-day Futures Trading volume: Similarly, our system will record all positions opened or closed in USD equivalent, according to the prices at that time (contract face value). Then every 24 hours at 00:00 UTC+8, it will calculate the total trading volume in BTC equivalent, according to the avg. exchange rate of USD to BTC of the last 30 days.
Example: Let’s say you traded BTC, ETH and EOS futures yesterday. Our system will record all the contracts in USD equivalent (contract face value). Then today at 00:00 UTC+8, it will calculate your total trading volume in BTC equivalent, according to the avg. exchange rate of USD to BTC of the last 30 days.
Create order
Maker orders are "passive" limit orders posted on the order book prior to the trade.
Example: If the current market price is 1000USD and you created a 999USD maker order, the order will not be filled. Instead it will be posted on the order book, allowing others to take the order. Once the order is filled, maker will pay the maker fee and taker will pay the taker fee.
Delivery
Futures settlement fee is not affected by the users tier (0.015% for BTC, 0.05% for other tokens); No fee is charged for forced liquidation.
24hr Withdrawal Limit
24hr withdrawal limit: The limit of withdrawing all your digital assets in the account for the day in BTC equivalent. You may contact our customer service manager if you wish to increase the limit.
Example: A tier 1 user has a withdrawal limit of 100 BTC equivalent, after withdrawing 50 BTC, 25 BTC worth of OMG and 15 BTC worth of XUC, the user will have a withdrawal limit balance of 10 BTC. Thus, withdrawing 20 BTC worth of XRP must wait until the next day, or he will have to contact customer service to request for increasing the limit.
The 24hr withdrawal limit differs based on the users KYC (KYC 1 ≤2BTC, KYC 2 ≤100BTC).
A guide to market making with master and sub accounts
The master account’s tier is determined according to the total 30day trading volume of all master and sub accounts. Sub account’s tier will be the same as its master account’s.

Token Loan Service - Interest Rate

Token BTC USDT ETH BCH XRP LTC ETC QTUM IOST
Daily Interest Rate 0.1% 0.1% 0.1% 0.02% 0.02% 0.02% 0.02% 0.02% 0.02%

Remarks:Interest begins to accrue as soon as tokens are borrowed. It will continue to accrue every 24 hours (no interest will be accrued for that day if less than 24 hours).Unpaid interest will be compounded every 15 days.

Available Loan Amount

The available loan amount can be 2X of your account balance of the trading pair, or the maximum loan amount listed above, depending on which value is smaller.

Trading Pair Base Token Quote Token
BTC/USDT 100 BTC 600000 USDT
ETH/USDT 600 ETH 300000 USDT
XRP/USDT 600000 XRP 600000 USDT
BCH/USDT 500 BCH 300000 USDT
LTC/USDT 2500 LTC 300000 USDT
ETC/USDT 5000 ETC 60000 USDT
ETH/BTC 600 ETH 100 BTC
ETC/BTC 5000 ETC 10 BTC
QTUM/BTC 5000 QTUM 10 BTC
IOST/BTC 2000000 IOST 10 BTC

For example:

1.User A has 400,000 USDT in his BTC/USDT account. 2X of his balance is 800,000 USDT. Therefore, the available loan amount is 600,000 USDT (max loan amount).

2.User B has 200,000 USDT in her BTC/USDT account. 2X of her balance is 400,000 UDST. Therefore, the available loan amount is 400,000 USDT.

Remarks:The maximum loan amount is calculated separately in different trading pairs. Even if you have borrowed 600,000 USDT in the BTC/USDT trading pair, you can still borrow another 600,000 USDT in the XRP/USDT trading pair.To minimize your risk, we also consider other factors when calculating your available loan amount. The final amount should be the value stated in the borrowing page.

Market maker program

Aside from tiered-volume fees discount, our market maker program specifically rewards traders who intend to provide consistent liquidity and competitive bid-ask spread.Once the market maker application is successful, it will be effective from 00:00 the next day. To become a market maker, you need your tier higher than Lv2 or your total spot account balance greater than 100BTC equivalent.You can get extra fee rebate if the token team participates in our market maker extra rebate program.

Tier Liquidity Index Maker Fees Rebate %
Rank1 ≥ 50 10%
Rank2 ≥ 500 20%
Rank3 ≥ 5000 30%
Rank4 ≥ 10000 40%
Rank5 ≥ 50000 50%

Note that as a Market Maker, your accounts liquidity index must meet the minimum requirement (Rank1) at all times. Otherwise, your account will be downgraded to standard account without fee reimbursement. A new application will be needed to become a Market Maker again.

Measurement of Market Maker Performance
Liquidity Multiplier
The rationale of having a liquidity multiplier as a coefficient on computing the liquidity index is to reward the maker orders posted as near as the best bid/offer and thus put lesser weight on the resting market depth posted far from the top of the book. It’s a necessary component on measuring as well as incentivize market maker to provide quality liquidity that eventually resulting a better market structure.
The computation of liquidity multiplier adopts the following principles:
  1. The multiplier is weighted scoring system on the order size placed on the book – the closer to the top of the book, the higher of the allocated weights.
  2. The multiplier would ONLY consider the resting orders posted 30% from the current best bid and offer price of the market.
  3. Formulae on liquidity multiplier = Quoted Amount * Last Trade Price * [1- abs(Quoted Price / Last Trade Price -1) * weighted parameter] * User’s Contribution Ratio * BTC Value to Base Currency.
  4. In this case, users’ quoting price would be adjusted by comparing the last trade price with a weighted parameter defined by our system. Hence, more distant from the top of the book, bigger discount applies on quoting price.
  5. The above outcome would be multiplied by the current contribution ratio, which is computed as a comparison on Users’ aggregated posted orders vs. Total aggregated posted orders in effective range. In that case, if you contribute a bigger liquidity to the order book of the particular token pair, you would have earned a better multiplier and hence enjoying more rebates. This is particular useful if you decide the make market for token which has lesser liquidity.
  6. Finally, we translate the outcomes in BTC value for the calculation of liquidity index.
Liquidity Index
  1. Liquidity Index is a snapshotted value on a fixed-time interval recording your quoted liquidity on the book from 00:00 (UTC +8).
  2. Each token pairs would earn a unique liquidity index. In that case, if you make market for multiple pairs, you would likely to receive rebate at multiple rate according to the respective liquidity index of each pair. Be noted that there is a minimum value on liquidity index.
  3. Formula: Liquidity Index = Liquidity multiplier / User’s Best Bid-Ask Spread.
  4. User’s Best Bid-Ask Spread is a value of users’ posted bid-ask spread relative to last trade price.
  5. Sum all liquidity multiplier on a single-side and take the smaller value as the numerator.
  6. You have to maintain the obligation of being a market maker by providing consistent liquidity to the orderbook over 50% of time in order to be eligible for a rebate on maker fees.
Additional Clarification
  1. The algorithm of liquidity multiplier and liquidity index shall be subjected to change over time according to the market situation.
  2. Market maker rebate is a reimbursement from the maker fee charged of your current eligible fee tiers. Therefore, if you are currently a Lv5 account in which are paying 0.11% as a maker, at the same time you are very active market maker on QTUM/BTC and achieved a Rank5 on liquidity index, you would only need pay 0.055% on all filled maker order on QTUM/BTC.
  3. Market maker performance report would be available on a daily basis which would illustrate the token pair(s) you had traded, liquidity index derived by your yesterday’s market making activities, as well as the rebated % and amounts.

Example: User A’s GAS/USDT market making summary,the latest price is 100

Multiplier Amount Buy Price Sell Price Amount Multiplier
95 105
13.4 20 90 110 30 20.1
10.2 30 80 120 100 34
78 124
5 500 70 130 200 2
0 300 60 150 500 0
28.6 56.1

Liquidity multiplier is 28.6, bid-ask spread is 20%, hence liquidity index is 143.

Market making with master and sub accounts
Only master account can submit the market maker application. But sub accounts can also enjoy the privileges and contribute to the liquidity index. The total liquidity index is determined by adding up the scores of all accounts.
About Market Maker Extra Rebate Program
Token teams may participate in the program to provide tokens as rewards for adding liquidity. Market maker can not only earn fee reimbursement but also extra rebate by market making. The higher the MM tier you are, the more extra rebate you get, while supplies last.
For example: If your MM tier is 4, then your fee reimbursement is 40%. Let’s say the ACT extra rebate for the trading pair ACT/BTC for this tier is 50%, and the fee you are charged for today’s trading is 1000ACT, then the extra rebate you can get will be: 1000ACT * 40% * 50% = 200ACT.