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HitBTC is one of the oldest and the most advanced online cryptocurrency exchange platforms. It was founded in 2013 and is currently managed by the Hong-Kong based Hit Solutions Limited. HitBTC holds international presence with users from more than 90 countries, and trades over 530 cryptocurrencies in more than 850 trading pairs [1][2][3].

International presence[edit]

HitBTC is managed by Hit Solution Limited, based in Hong Kong, address Unit 19, 7/F., One Midtown No.11 Hoi Shing Road, Tsuen Wan, New Territories. The company also possesses a dedicated office in Chile, address Av. Vitacura 2969, Las Condes, RM.
Operations in Japan were suspended in June 2018 after the government announced a series of new regulations. The company plans to re-launch a regulated subsidiary. [1]

Features[edit]

Technology[edit]

HitBTCís matching engine offers real-time clearing and low-latency matching algorithms. HitBTC provides both REST API and [2] FIX API. The API documentation is available [3] here, and repositories here [4].

Trading[edit]

Currencies and trading pairs[edit]

HitBTC has markets for over 500 currencies, including Bitcoin, Ethereum, Litecoin, Bitcoin Cash, EOS, and USDT. [4]. Three new stablecoins were added to the platform in June 2018: TUSD, EURS, and DAI.

More than 900 trading pairs are available.[5]

Trading fees[edit]

HitBTC's trading fees follow a maker-taker model [6]: a fee system designed to encourage traders to add liquidity to the market, stimulating trading activity. In a trade transaction, the taker is the trader who removes liquidity from the order book by placing an order that matches an existing one, while the maker is the trader who provides liquidity to the order book by placing a limit order below the best ask price and above the best bid price.

On HitBTC, takers are charged a 0.1% fee from the trade, while makers are rewarded with a 0.01% rebate from the trade.

OTC Trading[edit]

OTC trading is available subject to application at Trustedvolumes.com.[7]

Deposit and withdrawal[edit]

There are no limits on withdrawal and deposit amounts. The exchange does not currently support deposits in fiat currencies, and it is not possible to link bank accounts to the platform.

HitBTC first opened its doors in the UK in 2013. The exchange presently offers the trading of various types of cryptocurrency assets: ICOs, cryptocurrency CFD assets, and cryptocurrency tokens. The core exchange engine features a highly advanced trading solution which also provides multi-currency support, real-time clearing, and settlement, advanced order matching and an API that supports robot trading.

Withdrawal fees[edit]

Despite the fees being slightly higher than average on the marketplace, HitBTC distances from the competitors by security measures, as it has never been hacked or lost its customers' assets ever since its launch in 2013.

Withdrawal fees vary by currency. The most popular ones are:

HitBTC Cryptocurrencies HitBTC Fees
BTC 0.001 BTC
ETH 0.00958 ETH
BCH 0.0018 BCH
USDT 45 USDT
TUSD 20 TUSD
LTC 0.003 LTC
DASH 0.03 DASH
XMR 0.09 XMR
EOS 0.01 EOS

Security and transparency[edit]

The platform offers and encourages two-factor authentication, a whitelist feature, cold storage, and personal brokers for market guidance and contact. The whitelist security measure lets members create a secure list of withdrawal addresses, which limits funds withdrawal on the HitBTC web interface and the API. Cold storage and personal brokers are available only for pro accounts (applicants must qualify as ìprofessionalî traders). Through the cold storage feature, BTC and ETH are held in cold storage in a Sequant Capital facility in London.[8]

The ìSystem Healthî page offers the platformís members live statistics for deposits, transfers, trading, and withdrawals, plus updates on maintenance operations.

Social Media Channels[edit]

HitBTC is currently on the following social media platforms:

Latest News[edit]

HitBTC has its own blog section where official announcements, listings, trading tips and tutorials are published. The blog also serves as an official source of information for token releases and news of the platform.

Support Center[edit]

The HitBTC platform also has its very own support section. If a user is experiencing a particular problem, they can head to the Support Center, choose the relevant category that pertains to their problem and navigate through the number of articles provided by the platform to look for a solution. If the desired solution isn’t provided by the support center, users can submit their own ticket where they can describe their issue and include any relevant attachments. [9]

Languages[edit]

HitBTC is currently available and fully functional on five different languages:

  • English
  • Spanish
  • Portuguese
  • Chinese
  • Korean

The platform also has a Trollbox, an online chat for traders that can be found on their main page. You can set up your display name and chat with fellow traders in more than 13 languages.

Liquidity[edit]

As of August 2018, HitBTC had a daily volume of over 250 million USD, with the three top traded tokens being Bitcoin, Bitcoin Cash and Ethereum.[10]

External links[edit]

See Also on BitcoinWiki[edit]

References[edit]

  1. https://hitbtc.com/system-health
  2. https://coinmarketcap.com/exchanges/hitbtc/
  3. https://www.coingecko.com/en/exchanges/hitbtc
  4. https://hitbtc.com/system-health
  5. https://hitbtc.com/system-health
  6. https://www.investopedia.com/articles/active-trading/042414/what-makertaker-fees-mean-you.asp
  7. https://hitbtc.com/otc
  8. https://hitbtc.com/settings/verification
  9. https://support.hitbtc.com/hc/en-us/requests/new?ticket_form_id=360000031089
  10. HitBTC Trade Volume and Market Listings