UPDATE 2 December 2022: The DDEX website is down and the company has been inactive on its official company Twitter page since December 2020, suggesting the company has closed it's doors to business.
Accordingly, we have marked the platform as "dead" in our Exchange Graveyard.
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What is DDEX?
DDEX is a decentralized exchange, that’s what “DEX” in its name comes from. US-investors can trade here as well.
You can also use DDEX from your mobile phone. It is available for all types of phones, you can download it from App Store, Google Play or APK for Android.
General information on decentralized exchanges
Decentralized exchanges 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 information. 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, decentralized exchanges normally have an order book with lower liquidity than their centralized counterparts and if you lose your password, it is probably lost forever.
DDEX 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 DDEX:
DDEX Trading fees
This charges a flat fee of 0.10% per executed trade. There is thus no distinction made between takers and makers. We call this a “flat fee model”.
0.10% is substantially below the global industry average (arguably around 0.25%).
Apparently, you can also apply to receive a “maker rebate”. The rebate/discount will, if you are approved, be 0.10%, based on your 30 day trading volume. 0.10% – 0.10% = free trading for makers.
There is also a fee reduction in place for people holding a minimum of 10,000 Hydro Protocol Tokens.
DDEX Withdrawal fees
DDEX does not charge any withdrawal fees at all for withdrawing cryptocurrencies. This is a very strong competitive edge in the market and really distinguishes DDEX from most other top crypto exchanges.
DDEX does not accept any deposits of fiat currency. This means that new cryptocurrency investors (i.e., investors without any previous holdings of cryptocurrencies) can’t trade here. In order to purchase your first cryptocurrencies, you need a so called entry-level exchange, which is an exchange accepting deposits of fiat currency. Find one by using our Exchange Finder!
The servers of decentralized exchanges are normally spread out. 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 decentralized exchanges 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 decentralized exchange, 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 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.