ActiveTrader™ Fee Schedule
Last Modified March 17, 2020
Orders placed via our ActiveTrader interface (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.
ActiveTrader 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 ActiveTrader. 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)
|Taker Fee||Maker Fee||Auction Fee|
Gemini Product Incentive Discounts
Gemini ActiveTrader customers that achieve one or more of the following benchmarks will receive a 0.005% reduction on their taker fee for each benchmark achieved (“Gemini Incentive Credits”). Each Gemini ActiveTrader customer’s taker fee is established by their 30- calendar-day trading volumes, as described above:
Gemini Clearing®: clearing and settling in excess of $10,000,000 of aggregate notional value utilizing Gemini Clearing® in any calendar month; and/or
Gemini Custody®: holding ≥$10,000,000 average notional value of Supported Digital Assets in a Gemini Custody® account in any calendar month.
Gemini Incentive Credits will be applied to the taker fees for the subsequent calendar month immediately following the month in which the aforementioned benchmarks were attained.
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|
We will be waiving all Block Trading fees commencing September 21, 2018 0:00 UTC ending June 30, 2020 @ 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.
Prices and fees are denominated as follows:
|Fee Denomination||Order Book|
|USD||BTC/USD, ETH/USD, LTC/USD, BCH/USD, ZEC/USD|
|BTC||ETH/BTC, LTC/BTC, BCH/BTC, ZEC/BTC|
|ETH||LTC/ETH, BCH/ETH, ZEC/ETH|
Fee Discount Examples
Alice trades $26,000,000 gross volume over four calendar days during a 30-calendar-day window at various times on Gemini continuous and auction order books. Her fees paid are as follows:
|Event||Action||Side||Taker Fee||Maker Fee||Auction Fee||Fee Paid||30-Day Total|
|Day 1 @ 4PM||Limit Buy 500 BTC @ $10,000||Taker||0.35%||0.25%||0.25%||$17,500||$5,000,000|
|Day 1 @ 7PM||Fee re-calc||0.15%||0.10%||0.10%|
|Day 2 @ 4PM||Auction-Only (AO) Limit Buy 1,000 BTC @ $10,000||Auction||0.15%||0.10%||0.10%||$10,000||$15,000,000|
|Day 2 @ 7PM||Fee re-calc||0.10%||0.00%||0.00%|
|Day 3 @ 4PM||Limit Sell 2,000 ETH @ 0.05 BTC||Maker||0.10%||0.00%||0.00%||$0||$16,000,000|
|Day 3 @ 7PM||Fee re-calc||0.10%||0.00%||0.00%|
|Day 4 @ 5PM||Limit Buy 1,000 BTC @ $10,000||Maker||0.10%||0.00%||0.00%||$0||$26,000,000|
Fee Calculation Examples
Sell Orders – Fees for limit and market sell Orders are deducted from the proceeds of the resulting trade.
Example: Evelyn 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. She also enters a market sell Order of 10 BTC that fills as a taker at an average price of $100 per BTC. Her fees paid are as follows:
|Amount||10 BTC||10 BTC|
|Gross Sale Proceeds||$1,010||$1,000|
|Net Sale Proceeds||$1007.47501||$998.50|
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: Reema 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. She also enters a market buy Order for $1,000 of BTC that fills as a taker at an average price of $100 per BTC. Her fees paid are as follows:
|Fill Price||$100 / BTC||$100 / BTC|
|Gross Purchase price||$1,000||$1,000|
|Net Purchase Price||$1,002.50||$998.502246630055|
|Total BTC Purchase||10 BTC||9.985022466 BTC|
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: Aliyah, 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; she responds by quoting a spread to sell at $99.80 and to buy at $98.20, both for the full quantity of Aliyah’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||$99,899.80||$99,800|
|Net purchase price / proceeds||$99,800||$99,800|
Notice of Changes
Any change to our ActiveTrader 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 ActiveTrader Fee Schedule and you will be deemed to have agreed to the new ActiveTrader Fee Schedule by continuing to use our ActiveTrader interface.