UPDATE 2 December 2022: Cybex's site is registered on Google, but fails to load once you attempt to access it. The company was last active on Twitter at the back end of 2019, giving the impression that it is no longer operational.
Accordingly, we have marked the platform as "dead" in our Exchange Graveyard.
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Cybex DEX Review
What is Cybex DEX?
Cybex DEX is a decentralized exchange (DEX) that launched in 2017.
Problematic Trading Volume
If you look at the trading volume of this particular platform, it is a bit on the low end. Although we don’t have any data from coinmarketcap.com to rely on, CoinGecko reports that the 24 hour trading volume on the date of first writing this review (7 November 2019) was USD 10,926. On the date of last updating this review (2 December 2021), the volume was USD 13,006. This trading volume is still so low that there is a risk that this exchange will have to shut down in the near future. So, if you’re a potential user of the platform, be careful.
As this is a DEX, it is also open to citizens or residents from the United States. Or rather, the citizenship or residency is of less importance for DEXs seeing as they never hold their users’ assets.
Cybex DEX Team
The team behind this trading platform consists primarily of six people: James Gong, Yuri Milyutin, Jianbo Wang, Budorin Dmytro, Ash Han and David Lee (the latter three being consultants).
General information on DEXs
DEXs are becoming increasingly more popular, mostly due to the following factors:
- They do not require a third party to store your funds, instead, you are always directly in control of your coins and you conduct transactions directly with whoever wants to buy or sell your coins.
- They normally do not require you to give out personal info. This makes it possible to create an account and right away be able to start trading.
- Their servers spread out across the globe leading to a lower risk of server downtime.
- They are essentially immune to hacker attacks.
However, DEXs normally have an order book with lower liquidity than their centralized counterparts.
Cybex DEX Trading View
Different exchanges have different trading views. And there is no “this overview is the best”-view. You should yourself determine which trading view that suits you the best. What the views normally have in common is that they all show the order book or at least part of the order book, a price chart of the chosen cryptocurrency and order history. They normally also have buy and sell-boxes. Before you choose an exchange, try to have a look at the trading view so that you can ascertain that it feels right to you. The below is a picture of the trading view at Cybex DEX:
Cybex DEX Fees
Cybex DEX Trading fees
The one thing we can’t stress enough is that you must always ascertain the trading fees at any exchange you are interested in. 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 make the liquidity in a market and takers remove this liquidity by matching makers’ orders with their own.
The global industry average taker fee has for a long time been 0.25% of the value of the order. Today, we see a shift towards even lower industry averages. Many new exchanges now charge 0.15% or 0.10% instead.
At Cybex DEX, takers only pay 0.05%. This fee is far below both the historic and modern industry averages. But that’s not all. Makers don’t have to pay any fees at all. On the contrary, they get paid to trade, meaning that they receive a discount on their trades. The maker “fees” here are -0.025%.
To conclude, the trading fees at Cybex DEX are extremely competitive.
Cybex DEX Withdrawal fees
Cybex DEX's withdrawal fee is 0.0005 BTC per BTC-withdrawal. This fee is a bit below the industry average. The global industry average BTC-withdrawal fee the last time we at Cryptowisser did a full-blown empirical study of it was approx. 0.0008. But today, we see more and more exchanges charging 0.0005 BTC per BTC-withdrawal, so one could argue that 0.0005 BTC is starting to become the new industry average.
Cybex DEX does not – like all (or at least close to all) other DEXs – accept any deposits of fiat currency. This means that crypto investors without any previous holding of crypto assets can’t trade at this trading platform. In order to purchase your first cryptos, you need a so called entry-level exchange, which is an exchange accepting deposits of fiat currency. Find one by using our Exchange Finder!
Cybex DEX Security
The servers of DEXs normally spread out across the globe. This is different from centralized exchanges that normally have their servers more concentrated. This spread-out of servers leads to a lower risk of server downtime and also means that DEXs are virtually immune to attacks. This is because if you take out one of the servers, it makes little to no difference for the network of servers in its entirety. However, if you manage to get into a server at a centralized exchange, you can do a lot more harm.
Also, if you make a trade at a DEX, the exchange itself never touches your assets. Accordingly, even if a hacker would somehow be able to hack the exchange (in spite of the above), the hacker can not access your assets. If you make a trade at a centralized exchange, however, you normally hold assets at that exchange. That is, until you withdraw them to your private wallet. A centralized exchange can therefore be hacked and your funds held at such exchange can be stolen. This is not the case with respect to decentralized exchanges.