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Fee Schedule

Effective March 20, 2016

In order to encourage robust liquidity and tighter spreads in our markets, Poloniex employs a volume-tiered, maker-taker fee schedule. All users were moved to this model on March 20, 2016. Visit your Trading Tier Status page to track your progress.

What Does Maker-Taker Mean?

Every trade occurs between two parties: the maker, whose order exists on the order book prior to the trade, and the taker, who places the order that matches (or "takes") the maker's order. Makers are so named because their orders make the liquidity in a market. Takers are the ones who remove this liquidity by matching makers' orders with their own.

The maker-taker model encourages market liquidity by rewarding the makers of that liquidity with a fee discount. It also results in a tighter market spread due to the increased incentive for makers to outbid each other. The higher fee that the taker pays is usually offset by the better prices this tighter spread provides.

What Are the New Fees?

Every 24 hours, we will calculate the last 30 days of trading volume on your account (spot and margin combine) and dynamically adjust your fees according to the following schedule:

Maker Taker Trade Volume (trailing 30 day avg)
0.15% 0.25% < 600 BTC
0.14% 0.24% ≥ 600 BTC
0.12% 0.22% ≥ 1,200 BTC
0.10% 0.20% ≥ 2,400 BTC
0.08% 0.16% ≥ 6,000 BTC
0.05% 0.14% ≥ 12,000 BTC
0.02% 0.12% ≥ 18,000 BTC
0.00% 0.10% ≥ 24,000 BTC
0.00% 0.08% ≥ 60,000 BTC
0.00% 0.05% ≥ 120,000 BTC

For lenders, a 15% fee is applied to earned interest.