In India, different cryptocurrency exchanges levies different charges and fees. Let’s have a look in more detail at what these charges are:
Majority of the cryptocurrency exchanges in India, such as WazirX, Zebpay, Bitbns and Unocoin, have completely waived off the joining fee. However, there may be a very small amount of membership fee in the case of inactive accounts.
This fee is charged when the user deposits money or coins to the crypto exchange to initiate the buying or selling. Deposit fee amount depends totally on how the user has transferred the money, whether through payment service providers, Mobikwik, a crypto wallet, UPI, Net banking or bank transfers.
Trading charges are the most important part of cryptocurrency exchange’s fee mechanism. Trading fees may be levied as a flat percentage of the amount of crypto that a trader buys or sells, or an exchange may charge according to the orders placed, such as makers and takers, are charged differently. So before going further, it is crucial to understand- Maker and Taker fees.
A maker is a party that creates liquidity on the exchange by selling cryptocurrency
The taker is the party that takes it off the liquidity by buying the cryptocurrencies.
Both maker and taker pays a certain amount of fees for the transaction. However, makers generally pay less.
The trading charges vary across exchanges, ranging from almost 0% to 0.25% in most of the exchanges. However, it is to be noted that certain exchanges claim to charge the user zero fees, one must look carefully, that if they are charging in the form of spread — the difference between the rate of buying or selling the cryptocurrency. And, generally this rate is higher as compared to the trading fee.
Some exchanges charge the user on the withdrawal of money into fiat. Withdrawing money happens when a user places a sell order on the exchange and then the funds reflect in his or her wallet. The user here can withdraw money fully or partially, into their registered bank account, for which he or she may be charged. The user also has the option of making a withdrawal in coins, that also has a cost attached.