Crypto.com is a leading cryptocurrency exchange with a wide range of product offerings. Its app allows users to buy, sell, store, send and track cryptocurrencies at competitive rates.
Before trading on this exchange, crypto investors should be aware of its fee structure. This article will provide a complete breakdown of Crypto.com fees and how they compare to other popular cryptocurrency exchanges.
What Is Crypto.com?
Headquartered in Singapore, Crypto.com was founded in 2016 and has grown to become a major cryptocurrency platform, with 70 million users and around 4,000 employees. In addition to buying and selling cryptos, the platform’s product offerings include an NFT marketplace, the Crypto.com Visa card, a DeFi wallet and crypto loans.
The desktop version of the Crypto.com exchange isn’t available to U.S. users yet. U.S. investors can buy and sell cryptos through the exchange’s mobile app. The app is available for both iOS and Android.
Users can trade over 250 cryptocurrencies on Crypto.com, including:
Good To Know
Cronos is the native token of Crypto.com and powers the exchange’s Pay app. The Crypto.com Pay app lets users pay merchants with digital cash, buy NFT collectibles, shop for Pay gift cards and conduct other transactions.
Crypto.com fees vary based on several factors. Here’s a brief overview of what those fees and factors are.
Crypto.com’s trading fees are based on the user’s 30-day trading volume. Trading volumes are categorized into nine different tiers. As a user’s trading volume increases, the exchange offers more discounts.
Like most cryptocurrency exchanges, Crypto.com charges two types of trading fees:
- Taker Fees: A taker is a user who makes a trade from an existing order and “takes” volume off the order book.
- Maker Fees: A maker trade happens when a user creates an order that remains on the order book for some time. These trades add volume to the order book and help “make” the market. In general, makers are rewarded with lower trading fees for creating liquidity.
At Crypto.com, makers and takers are both charged 0.075% at the basic Level 1. Here’s a look at Crypto.com’s maker-taker fee schedule.
|Trading Volume||Maker Fee||Taker Fee|
|Less than $250,000 (Level 1)||0.075%||0.075%|
|$250,000 to $1 million (Level 2)||0.07%||0.072%|
|$1 million to $5 million (Level 3)||0.065%||0.069%|
|$5 million to $10 million (Level 4)||0.06%||0.065%|
|Above $10 million (Level 5)||0.00%||0.05%|
Crypto.com doesn’t charge any deposit fees for cryptocurrency assets, regardless of the coin or network. It also doesn’t charge a fee for U.S. dollar fiat currency deposits via ACH or wire transfer. To be eligible for a U.S. dollar fiat wallet that can receive ACH or wire transfers, U.S. users must have:
- A Social Security number
- A U.S. residential address — not a P.O. box
- A U.S. bank account
Crypto.com fees apply to the withdrawal of cryptocurrencies from the exchange. These fees depend on many factors, including the status of the withdrawal network. It’s a good idea to check Crypto.com for an updated list of withdrawal fees by cryptocurrency.
Another factor that affects withdrawal fees is the type of cryptocurrency. Each coin has a different withdrawal fee that is denominated in that asset. For example, Crypto.com currently charges a withdrawal fee of 0.0001 BTC to withdraw Bitcoin via the BEP20 network.
Digital cash traders may be charged admin fees on the Crypto.com exchange. These fees are determined at the time of purchase and vary by market. The admin fee will be displayed on a preview screen for verification before a transaction is submitted.
Since January 2021, Crypto.com has offered new users 0% fees for crypto purchases made with a credit or debit card for the first 30 days. Users must live in an eligible jurisdiction and pass the exchange’s know-your-customer verification to claim the offer.
How Do Crypto.com Fees Compare To Other Exchanges?
Fee structures tend to vary across cryptocurrency exchanges, so comparing fees among them can be difficult. While most exchanges use the maker-taker model, a few of them charge flat fees and don’t differentiate between takers and makers.
Another factor that makes comparisons difficult is coin availability. Some exchanges offer certain cryptocurrencies that others don’t, which makes it difficult to compare withdrawal fees.
Nevertheless, here’s a comparison of some fees between Crypto.com and other leading exchanges:
|Exchange||Trading Fees||Bitcoin Withdrawal Fees|
|Crypto.com||0% to 0.075% maker-taker fees||0.0001 BTC (BEP20)|
|Binance.US||0% to 0.1875% maker-taker fees (25% discount for Binance Coin)||0.0000083 BTC (BEP20)|
|Bittrex||0% to 0.35% maker-taker fees||0.0003|
|Coinbase||0.5% to 4.5% trading fee (or flat fee disclosed at time of purchase)
0.50% spread fee
|1% for withdrawals to cash (ERC-20)|
|Coinbase Pro||0% to 0.60% maker-taker fees||1% for withdrawals to cash (ERC-20)|
|CEX.IO||0% to 0.25% maker-taker fees||0.0005 BTC|
|Gemini||$0.99 to $2.99 transaction fee (for trades under $200)
1.49% transaction fee (for trades over $200)
|Up to 0.001 BTC|
In terms of trading, Crypto.com’s maker-taker fees are low compared to competitors that operate with the same fee schedule. For bitcoin withdrawals, Crypto.com offers a competitive rate compared to other exchanges.
For those who want to begin investing in cryptocurrencies, a centralized exchange like Crypto.com is a good option. Although it has higher trading fees compared to most of its competitors, it offers trading support for many cryptocurrencies and a wide range of cryptocurrency products that can all be accessed from the Crypto.com mobile app.
To minimize withdrawal fees, users should take time to compare coins ahead of scheduling a transaction. They should also consider converting assets with high fees to lower ones before initiating a withdrawal.
Daria Uhlig contributed to the reporting for this article.
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