UPDATE 10 July 2021: DueDex has decided to close down its platform. They announced this information through the following message on its website:
Accordingly, we have marked this exchange as "dead" and moved it into our Exchange Graveyard. If it would start up its operations again, we will revive it and bring it back to our Exchange List.
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DueDEX is an exchange registered in Belize. It markets itself as a “next-generation fair & high speed crypto derivatives trading platform”.
This platform only supports one perpetual swap contract: BTC/USD. It seems likely though that the platform will support other cryptos and contracts going forward. But who knows.
This platform is not only available from your desktop, you can also access it via your mobile browser. While most trading in the crypto sphere today is carried out via desktop (around 70% or so), there are naturally people out there that want to do it from their smart phone as well. If you’re one of those people, then this platform can still be for you. The company behind the exchange is also currently developing a mobile app that will be released in the near future.
This exchange is not open to citizens or residents from USA. But don’t worry. If you are from the US and you’re looking for the trading platform that is just right for you, use our Exchange Finder and we’ll help you through it.
Different platforms promote different things as reasons to start trading crypto with them, instead of any other platform. DueDEX promotes four things in particular. First off, they promote that the platform is safe and secure. They state that they have “human involvement in each and every withdrawal” and protect user assets with hardware wallets etc. Second, they promote fairness and transparency. Third, they note that they have deep liquidity on the platform. And fourth and finally, they say that the platform is reliable and efficient, circling down on the fact that they have a trading engine processing 100,000 transactions per second.
It is difficult to assess whether the advantages they state on the platform are true or not, but from the face of it, it looks good. We are not able to opine on the liquidity as there are no trading volume numbers from Coinmarketcap or CoinGecko.
DueDEX offers leveraged trading on its trading platform (up to 100x leverage). This means that you can receive a higher exposure towards a certain crypto’s price increase or decrease, without having the assets you need. You do this by “leveraging” your trade, which in simple terms means that you borrow from the exchange to bet more.
For instance, let’s say that you have 10,000 USD on your trading account and bet 100 USD on BTC going long (i.e., increasing in value). You do so with 100x leverage. If BTC then increases in value with 10%, if you had only bet 100 USD, you would have earned 10 USD. As you bet 100 USD with 100x leverage, you have instead earned an additional 1,000 USD (990 USD more than if you had not leveraged your deal). On the other hand, if BTC decreases in value with 10%, you have lost 1,000 USD (990 USD more than if you had not leveraged your deal). So, as you might imagine, the balance between risk and reward in leveraged deals is quite fine-tuned (there are no risk free profits).
DueDEX 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 crypto 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 see that it feels right to you. This is the trading view at DueDEX:
DueDEX Trading fees
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. We call makers for “makers” as their orders make the liquidity in a market. Takers are the ones who “take” this liquidity by matching makers’ orders with their own.
At DueDEX, takers pay only 0.075%. Makers on the other hand, get paid to trade (negative trading fees, -0.025%). Most often when platforms have negative trading fees, it is part of a campaign somehow and will later be replaced with regular trading fees. We’ll have to wait and see if this is the case also with DueDEX. It is at least not marketed only as a campaign.
To clarify how this works, let’s say that you are the maker in an order where you purchase cryptocurrency for USD 1,000 at DueDEX. This means that instead of paying USD 1,000, you will only have to pay USD 997.50. This is a very competitive trait indeed.
DueDEX Withdrawal fees
Another fee to consider before choosing which exchange to trade at is the withdrawal fee. The withdrawal fee is usually fixed (regardless of the amount of cryptocurrency units withdrawn), and varies from cryptocurrency to cryptocurrency. The global industry average withdrawal fee is arguably around 0.0008 BTC when you withdraw BTC, but we see more and more changes that have started charging 0.0005 BTC per withdrawal. 0.0005 BTC is thus establishing itself as the new industry average.
Here, at DueDEX, you only have to pay the network fees, meaning the fees that miners receive to confirm transactions. Only charging network fees is very competitive.
DueDEX does not accept any deposits of fiat currency. This means that new crypto investors (i.e., investors without any previous crypto holdings) can’t trade here. 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!