What is WhiteBIT?
WhiteBIT is an exchange from Estonia with a Europan Exchange and Custody license. The exchange allegedly has over 3 million users in Europe, Asia, and the CIS countries.
On the date of last updating this review (18 January 2023), Whitebit had a decent 24 hour spot trading volume: USD 352 million. On this date, it placed them at place no. 38 on the list of the exchanges in the world with the highest 24 hour trading volume. Unsurprisingly, Binance was topping the list that day (as any other day) with a spot trading volume of USD 15.6 billion.
WhiteBIT markets itself as a licensed crypto exchange with features for both new and professional traders. Also, they highlight the competence of their Support team.
But that’s not all of the promoted advantages of this platform. The platform also emphasizes a few other features that they find helpful for its users. A few of these is that the user interface is customizable, orders are executed instantly through the help of a trading engine performing 10,000 trades per second.
In addition, fees are competitive (more on that below), and the platform offers a strong API.
Whitebit Referral Program
Another advantage that we feel deserves to be mentioned separately is the Whitebit Referral Program. Through this program, you can get up to 50% of all trading fees generated by your referrals.
Simply create an account here, share your personalized affiliate link with your friends, and you can just sit back and enjoy your passive earnings. It's as easy as that!
Aside from Limit and Market Orders, WhiteBIT has Stop-Limit, Stop-Market, Conditional-Limit, and Conditional-Market Orders on Spot trading. Margin trading includes Limit, Market, and Trigger-stop-market orders.
Stop-Limit and Stop-Market Orders allow users to prevent losses when the market is too volatile.
Conditional Orders let users minimize their risks by monitoring the market that affects the currency they’re interested in.
WhiteBIT also has Demo Token, a free tool that helps users to learn the basics of crypto trading and test their strategies on the DBTC/DUSDT pair.
Futures trading let users trade Bitcoin futures on the WhiteBIT exchange. A characteristic feature of such contracts is the absence of the expiration date.
The Whitebit platform is not only available for desktops, but also for Android and Apple mobile phones. Most traders in the crypto world today carry out their trades via desktop (around 70% or so). However, there are naturally people out there that want to do it from their smartphones as well. If you’re one of those people, then Whitebit can still be for you, seeing as it has a native mobile application.
WhiteBIT provides both public and private REST APIs. Public REST APIs provide such market data as the current order book, recent trading activity, and trade history. Private REST APIs allow you to manage both orders and funds.
WhiteBIT Trading View
Different exchanges have different trading views. You should determine which one suits you the best. What they usually have in common is that they all show the order book or at least part of it, a price chart of the chosen crypto, and order history. They normally also have buy and sell boxes. This is the spot trading interface on WhiteBIT:
It is up to you – and only you – to decide if the above trading view is suitable to you. Finally, there are usually many different ways in which you can change the settings to tailor the trading view after your very own preferences.
WhiteBIT Trading fees
This exchange doesn’t charge different fees between takers and makers. Their fee model is something that we call a “flat fee model”, meaning that it does matter if you are a taker in the trade (meaning a person who is grabbing a new order instantly) or a maker in the trade (meaning a person who is providing an order that doesn't have an existing taker in the order book).
Here, both takers and makers pay 0.10%. 0.10% is a fairly competitve spot trading fee. Industry averages for takers are 0.2294%, and for makers 0.1854%, according to this extensive report on the subject.
Some trading pairs also have even lower fees. The exact amount is displayed on the Live Trading page when an order is placed.
WhiteBIT Withdrawal fees
Over to the withdrawal fees then. These are also very important to consider. When withdrawing BTC, the exchange charges you 0.0004 BTC. This withdrawal fee is also slightly below the industry average. The industry average BTC-withdrawal fee is, according to the most extensive empirical study ever performed on the subject, 0.0004599 BTC per BTC-withdrawal.
The withdrawal fee limits vary from user to user. New and Basic Accounts can currently withdraw 500 USD (or equivalent) per day. Enhanced Accounts: USD 100,000 (or equivalent) per day with two-factor authentication enabled. Verification is required for withdrawals that exceed 2 BTC per day.
Deposit Methods and Restricted Jurisdictions
The exchange supports 450+ trading pairs with crypto and fiat, including BTC/USD, BTC/USDT, and BTC/EUR. Deposits and withdrawals are possible with Visa and MasterCard, as well as Advcash, Geo-Pay, monobank.
The fact that fiat currency deposits are permitted at all also makes this exchange an “entry-level exchange”, meaning an exchange where new crypto investors can take their first steps into the exciting crypto world.
At the moment, WhiteBIT does not allow US investors to trade on the exchange. Neither are investors from any of the following countries allowed:
Afghanistan, American Samoa, U.S. Virgin Islands, Territory of Guam, Iran, Yemen, Libya, State of Palestine, Puerto Rico, Somalia, the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea, The Northern Mariana Islands, Syria, Russian Federation, Republic of Belarus, Republic of Sudan, Transnistria, temporarily occupied territories of Georgia, Turkish Republic of Northern Cyprus, Western Sahara, Federal Republic of Ambazonia, Kosovo, South Sudan, and temporarily occupied territories of Ukraine.
However, if you are not from any of the countries listed above, try it out!