Orders placed via our API (each, an “Order”) are subject to the rates on this schedule.
Gemini utilizes a maker-taker fee model for determining trading fees for all orders. Liquidity-making Orders are charged different fees than liquidity-taking Orders. If you place an Order that is filled immediately, this Order takes liquidity from the marketplace and, therefore, you are considered a taker and will be charged a taker fee. If you place an Order that is not filled immediately, but instead rests on the order book, your Order adds liquidity to the marketplace and, therefore, you are considered a maker and will be charged a maker fee.
Your Order could be subject to both maker and taker fees. If you place an Order that is partially filled immediately, you will be charged a taker fee on the filled portion. The remainder of your Order will rest on the Order book and will be charged a maker fee when it is filled.
API Fee Schedule
Your fee rate for every trading pair is determined by your gross trading volume in notional USD across all of Gemini’s (i) continuous order books, (ii) auction order books (iii), and block trading over a 30-calendar-day trailing window. Your fee rate will be recalculated every day at midnight UTC (7pm EST / 8pm EDT) and applied to all Orders going forward from that time.
The following rates only apply to your Orders placed via API. For information on rates for orders placed via other applications and interfaces, please see the Marketplace Fee Schedules section of our User Agreement.
Volume in (USD Notional)1
|Taker Fee||Maker Fee||Auction Fee|
1 New API customers will be charged according to the rates for the highest achievable fee tier (≥ $15,000,000) for their API trading activity for their first 30-days.
Block Trading Fee Schedule
The fee rates for all block Orders (each, a “Block Order”) are fixed at the below rates for all trading pairs.
|Taker Fee||Maker Fee|
0.00%We will be waiving all Block Trading fees commencing September 21, 2018 0:00 UTC ending July 31, 2019 @ 0:00 UTC.
We calculate fees as a fraction of the notional value of each trade (i.e., price × amount). Depending on the Order type, fees will be either deducted from the gross proceeds of a trade or charged to the account at the time a trade is executed. Any fees will be applied at the time an Order is placed. For partially filled Orders, only the executed portion is subject to trading fees.
Fees are denominated as follows:
|Order Book||Fee Denomination|
Fee Discount Examples
Miguel trades $45,000,000 gross volume over four calendar days during a 30 calendar day window at various times on Gemini continuous and auction order books. His fees paid are as follows:
|Event||Action||Side||Taker Fee||Maker /Auction Fee||Fee Paid||30-Day Total|
|Day 1 @ 4PM||Limit Buy
1,000 BTC @ $5,000
|Day 1 @ 7PM||Fee re-calc||0.150%||0.075%|
|Day 2 @ 4PM||Limit Buy
1,000 BTC @ $5,000
|Day 2 @ 7PM||Fee re-calc||0.100%||0.050%|
|Day 3 @ 4PM||Limit Sell
20,000 ETH @ $300
|Day 3 @ 7PM||Fee re-calc||0.100%||0.000%|
|Day 4 @ 5PM||Limit Buy
1,000 BTC @ $5,000
Fee Calculation Examples
Sell Orders – Fees for limit and market sell Orders are deducted from the proceeds of the resulting trade.
Example: Bob enters a limit sell Order of 10 BTC with a limit price of $100 that fills as a maker at an average price of $101 per BTC. He also enters a market sell Order of 10 BTC that fills as a taker at an average price of $100 per BTC. His fees paid are as follows:
|Amount||10 BTC||10 BTC|
|Gross Sale Proceeds||$1,010||$1,000|
|Net Sale Proceeds||$1006.4652||$996.50|
Buy Orders – Fees for limit buy Orders are added to the purchase price as the Order fills; fees for market buy Orders are deducted from the purchase price of the resulting trade.
Example: Charlie enters a limit buy Order for $1,000 of BTC with a limit price of $101 that fills as a maker at an average price of $100 per BTC. He also enters a market buy Order for $1,000 of BTC that fills as a taker at an average price of $100 per BTC. His fees paid are as follows:
|Fill Price||$100 / BTC||$100 / BTC|
|Gross Purchase price||$1,003.535||$1,000|
|Net Purchase Price||$1,000||$996.50|
|Total BTC Purchase||10 BTC||9.965 BTC5|
Block Orders – Fees for the taker side of a Block Order, the IOI, are added to the purchase price as the Block Order fills; fees for the maker side of a Block Order are deducted from the proceeds of the resulting trade.
Example: David, a taker, enters a Block Order to buy 1000 BTC with a limit price of $100. Market-maker Frank receives an IOI with a quantity of 1000 and a midpoint of $99; he responds by quoting a spread to sell at $99.80 and to buy at $98.20, both for the full quantity of David’s Block Order. The Block Trading engine then matches them for the full quantity at $99.80. Their fees paid are as follows:
|Order Type||Block Limit||Block Limit|
|Amount||1000 BTC||1000 BTC|
|Gross purchase price / proceeds||$100,299||$99,800|
|Net purchase price / proceeds||$99,800||$99,800|
NOTE: Fees and account balances are not rounded, even though they may be displayed to you as rounded up or down to the smallest denomination for a given fiat currency or digital asset (e.g., one penny, one satoshi, which is 0.00000001 BTC, or one wei, which is 10^-18 ETH).
Notice of Changes
Any change to our API Fee Schedule, including adjustments to any tiers or rates, will be emailed and/or posted no fewer than three calendar days before such changes are to take effect and no changes will be in effect for fewer than 30 calendar days, subject to any shorter period of time that may be required by applicable law or regulation.
Any Order placed after the effective date indicated in any such notice will be subject to the new API Fee Schedule and you will be deemed to have agreed to the new API Fee Schedule by continuing to use our API.
For more information on how Orders are handled, please see the Order Placement section of our User Agreement.
2 Displayed as $1006.46
3 Fee Paid = $1,000 × (0.01 / 1.01)
4 Displayed as $9.90
5 Rounded to 9.900990101 BTC