System Updates – Lot Size Changes

To allow existing orders to support the new lot size granularity, we will be making an update to every order currently active in each market.

To make this update and guarantee correct execution behaviour for the orders during the update, we will be canceling the current orders and booking a replacement via an atomic transaction.

All order parameters will be preserved through the update and users will not see any behavioural differences in order execution or future updates to these orders.

Users will be notified of this cancel/replace transaction through an Execution Report for each order. The cancellation of the original order and the replacement will also be visible to users querying their order history via API or via the Cancelled and Filled Orders widget.

These changes have already been made successfully for all EOS markets. For orders in these markets, users will have seen the behaviour described above and should have already received their Execution Reports for orders.

The final phase of the update, which will allow users to execute orders in the new lots sizes, will take place December 29, 17.30 UTC.
The new lot sizes and price steps will be:
LTC/BTC: lot 10-3 LTC, step 10-7 BTC
LTC/ETH: lot 10-3 LTC, step 10-6 ETH
LTC/USDT: lot 10-3 LTC, step 10-4 USDT
DOGE/BTC: lot 10 DOGE, step 10-10 BTC
DOGE/ETH: lot 10 DOGE, step 10-8 ETH

During the final phase of the update, pairs under maintenance will be unavailable for approximately 5 min. You will not be able to place or cancel orders on these pairs during this short maintenance period. API users might also receive a “2001: Symbol not found” response on these pairs during this period.

Should you not see this behaviour or if you have any questions or concerns – please reach out to our support team.

HitBTC is updating its lot size

Dear Traders,

We have been aware for some time that our users would like access to more granular lot sizes than are currently available in order to allow trading in a smaller size.

So, by popular demand, we are happy to announce changes to bring lot sizes for all instruments in-line with market standards. This should allow for much easier market access for all our users, improving liquidity across the platform.

We expect to release changes to all pairs over the next few days to support these smaller lot sizes. This is a two-step process that users should be aware of, as it will have a temporary impact on the visibility of markets on the platform.

New lot sizes for each pair can be found below.

Step 1:

Users should note that in preparation for these changes markets will need to be temporarily taken down from the platform:

  • During these works, users will not be able to view the market that is being configured at that time, or place/cancel/update orders on that specific market
  • No orders will be canceled during the works
  • There will be no visible change to the platform after this first step

The expected period of maintenance for each market is posted below and is expected to be no more than 10 mins for the most active markets. Any changes to these times will be posted here if necessary.

Step 2:

Each relevant pair will then need to be taken offline, with an expected downtime of no more than 5 minutes per pair:

  • Pairs will be taken offline in the order deleted below
  • During this time users will not be able to view the pair or place/cancel/update orders for this pair
  • No orders will be canceled during this update
  • After the change, the pair will support the new lot sizing
  • All orders will be kept at their current absolute size

For your convenience, we will inform you of the exact pairs and markets 3 hours and 15 min before the procedure via Twitter and Web notifications.

Expected works schedule:

  1. 27 December, between 09.00 UTC and 15.00 UTC — maintenance on EOS markets for 15 minutes.
  2. 28 December, between 09.00 UTC and 15.00 UTC — maintenance on BTC, ETH, USDT markets for approximately 5 minutes.
  3. 29 December, between 15.00 UTC and 21.00 UTC — maintenance on following pairs for approximately 10 minutes:
    • LTC/BTC
    • LTC/ETH
    • LTC/USD
    • DOGE/BTC
    • DOGE/ETH

Lot size and price step changes:

    price step 0.00001 BTC, lot size 0.1 LTC
    price step 0.0000001 BTC, lot size 0.001 LTC
    price step 0.001 ETH, lot size 0.01 LTC
    price step 0.000001 ETH, lot size 0.001 LTC
    price step 0.001 USDT, lot size 0.1 LTC
    price step 0.0001 USDT, lot size 0.001 LTC
    price step 0.000000001 BTC, lot size 1000 DOGE
    price step 0.0000000001 BTC, lot size 10 DOGE
    price step 0.0000001 ETH, lot size 100 DOGE
    price step 0.00000001 ETH, lot size 10 DOGE

Coming soon:

    price step 0.01 USDT, lot size 0.01 BTC
    price step 0.01 USDT, lot size 0.000001 BTC
    price step 0.0001 BTC, lot size 0.01 BCHABC
    price step 0.000001 BTC, lot size 0.0001 BCHABC
    price step 0.01 USDT, lot size 0.01 BCHABC
    price step 0.01 USDT, lot size 0.0001 BCHABC

More changes to be posted later.

HitBTC is wishing you a Merry Christmas!

Dear traders,

It’s been a fantastic year for us all – with ICOs raising more than 7 billion dollars, blockchain technology implemented for voting in Switzerland, and Malta creating a hub for favorable regulation for promising projects. In 2018, we have come much closer to mass adoption of crypto. The rate of technological advancement has been unprecedented, and we are hoping for this to continue next year. The blockchain technology market is maturing year after year and we cannot wait to see what 2019 brings!

We want to thank our traders, who have become the HitBTC ambassadors, advocating us to the whole crypto community. You are the ones that have helped us become better both in our technology and services, with your constant feedback being a priceless asset. We love you to the moon and back.

Our growth would be impossible without the real drivers of technology – the projects that offer their tokens and coins for trading. The decentralized ecosystem of blockchain thrives, as the developers across the globe come together to create something unique, and disrupting yet another industry. Keep on thinking, keep on building!

This year, we have integrated over a hundred projects and listed an amazing 500 tokens, with over 200 new coin pairs, reaching 900 tokens in total. We have pushed the boundaries of our aspirations as a cryptocurrency exchange, keeping the well-deserved title of a top-tier player in the industry.

For next year, our primary focus is to continue improving the quality of our service and provide you with the best experience through our passion for crypto. We have a series of enhancements planned for the next year, and some amazing projects lined up to be integrated. Stay tuned!

Warmest thoughts and best wishes for a beautiful Christmas and a happy New Year filled with health, happiness, and success!

A dedicated page for Trading Contests

Dear traders,

We have been working on improving your trading experience to make it more accessible and transparent. Today, we are launching a dedicated landing page for all the trading contests, past present, and future, that are being held on HitBTC. This instrument will keep you updated about every contest that is being announced on our platform, it’s prize fund, statistics, and winners.

HitBTC provides a technology platform and is not in any way affiliated with any of the contest organizers. The winners are selected in accordance with each contest rules.

We hope that you enjoy this new feature and make the most of it. Please contact our support if you have any questions regarding this page or any of the trading contests.

To learn more, visit

Happy trading!

QAU – DTR Token Swap

Dear Traders,

On May 31, 2018 Quantum Project (QAU) and announced their merge and token swap. has swapped all QAU tokens which have been deposited to the following address: 0x1d2C3D49460D34739809a096cC05832A0A3d79eE by the 15th of October, 2018.

If you have not exchanged your QAU tokens to DTR, then we are automatically going to swap your QAU to DTR on the 4th of December 2018 with the following ratio: 1 QAU = 3.9 DTR. Kindly ensure that you have received your DTR tokens.

BCH Hard Fork Update

Dear traders,

As you may know, the fork for Bitcoin Cash is planned to happen on November 15. The development expectations for BCH have divided it into two separate coins, BCHSV and BCHABC.

In the previous blog post, we announced the full support of the pre-fork trading for BCHABC and BCHSV. Now we would like to share our strategy for the full support of the network during and after the hard fork to make the transition as smooth as possible.

During the time of transition, you will be able to trade all of the three currencies involved. The converter of BCH into BCHABC and BCHSV and back will also remain accessible.

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HitBTC product update: Post Only orders

Dear traders,

Today we introduce the new “Post Only” option for limit orders, also known as “Add Liquidity Only” orders.

Usually, traders use Post Only orders to avoid paying the Taker fee and prevent faults of entry, as incorrect orders would fail to be executed.

How it works:

  1. Upon arrival to the matching engine, a check will be performed to ensure that the Post Only order does not remove liquidity from the order book.
  2. In case any part of such order matches with a pre-existing order, it is immediately removed before executing.
  3. Post Only limit order resides in the order book until it is filled as a regular limit order.

In other words, this order type guarantees that the order only brings liquidity to the market, and never removes it.

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HitBTC launches pre-fork trading for the upcoming Bitcoin Cash hard fork

HitBTC, a top-tier cryptocurrency exchange officially announces its support for the upcoming fork of Bitcoin Cash. The pre-fork trading will be available for the two coins that are up to appear after Bitcoin Cash hard fork: Bitcoin Cash ABC (BCHABC) and Bitcoin Cash SV (BCHSV).

The listing of the pre-fork coin pairs is a meaningful part of the exchange’s strategy. According to our vision, the market is maturing, and an increasing number of coins prove themselves trustworthy. So, providing the market participants with extra opportunities becomes a sensible commitment for the crypto exchanges in the first place. By allowing our users to trade Bitcoin Cash ABC (BCHABC) and Bitcoin Cash SV (BCHSV), we are encouraging the free choice of our community to support either of the new chains.

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Statement on Monero wallets upgrade

Dear traders,

Earlier this month we have upgraded the Monero wallets by adding the new Master Private Key (MPK) in order to make trading more secure. It is our job to yield maximum security for our traders’ funds after the upcoming Monero fork to eliminate the chance of fraudulent occurrences. Continue reading

Trade CSM and win BTC

Dear traders,

Consentium is bringing exciting news to HitBTC – CSM trading competition on our platform with prizes worth of 39+ BTC.

CSM trading competition

Consentium empowers content creators and tech-savvy individuals to connect with other users by building groups and monetizing their group followers. Also, it provides a platform for super users to transfer multiple cryptocurrencies across multiple communities within a decentralized platform.

In this competition designed to spur the movement inside the Consentium community the traders will compete for the highest trading volumes. The top 150 traders will be awarded by Consentium with prizes ranging from 10 to 0.1 BTC. Continue reading