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Exchange Fees

Ethereum 0.0007 Withdrawal Fee • 0.20% Taker Fee • 0.00% Maker Fee

Deposit Methods

No Wire transfer No Credit Card Yes Cryptocurrency


EtherMium Review

A trading cryptocurrency guide must provide reviews of all of the top crypto exchanges out there, so that you can find the best cryptocurrency exchange site for you. This review of EtherMium consists of four parts: general information, fees, deposit methods and security.

General Information

EtherMium is a brand new decentralized exchange with a lot of interesting features. Among other things, it is the first decentralized exchange to offer stop-limit and market order types.

EtherMium supports trading in essentially all ERC20-tokens. On its website, they state they support trading in 1,103 tokens. Also, EtherMium enables fully anonymous trading and instant listing of new tokens.

US-investors can trade here as well.

According to information on EtherMium’s website, it will shortly launch a leveraged trading function. This means that you can receive a higher exposure towards a certain cryptocurrency’s price increase or decrease, without having the assets necessary. You do this by “leveraging” your trade, which in simple terms essentially means that you borrow from the exchange to bet more. We will update our review here as soon as the leveraged trading has launched.

EtherMium Leveraged Trading

General information on DEXs

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.

But, as mentioned above, they are definitely gaining market shares against their centralized counterparts. You have probably heard of at least one of the following exchanges that are all decentralized exchanges: EtherDeltaBiboxBitshares Asset ExchangeWaves DEXBancor NetworkOpenLedger DEX, IDEXToken StoreBisqNxt Asset ExchangeCounterparty DEXBurst Asset ExchangeOmniDEX, AirSwap.ioFcoin ExchangeBarter DEXSwitcheo Network, or DEx.top.  Right?

EtherMium 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 EtherMium:

Ethermium Trading View

EtherMium Fees

EtherMium Trading fees

Trading fees are extremely important. The fee levels might seem insignificant at a first glance but in the long run they can add up to substantial amounts.

EtherMium charges takers 0.20%, which is slightly below the global industry average. Makers, however, don’t have to pay anything at all. The exchange gives them a 0.20%-discount meaning that their fee is 0.00% (it’s free). Letting makers trade for free promotes the liquidity at the exchange to the benefit of all traders at the exchange.

EtherMium 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 EtherMium, you only have to pay the network fees, meaning the fees that miners receive to confirm transactions. Only charging network fees is very competitive.

Deposit Methods

EtherMium does not – like all (or at least close to all) other decentralized exchanges – accept any deposits of fiat currency. This means that new cryptocurrency investors (i.e., investors without any previous holdings of cryptocurrencies) can’t trade at this trading platform. 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!

EtherMium Security

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.

As this exchange is a decentralized exchange, we feel that it is appropriate to award it a security score of A+ (regardless of its score in the Mozilla Observatory-test).

All in all, EtherMium offers trading in an extremely wide selection of cryptocurrencies, it has low trading fees, and a strong security. Great work, EtherMium!

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Finally, as mentioned above, this is a decentralized exchange. Decentralized exchanges are still a minority on the cryptocurrency exchange market, with the centralized exchanges still dominating the field (mostly due to better liquidity). In any event, if you’re looking for a decentralized exchange, you could also check out the following quite popular ones:

  1. DDEX
  2. Counterparty DEX
  3. Bibox
  4. EtherDelta
  5. AirSwap.io
  6. Fcoin Exchange
  7. Switcheo Network