Buy Crypto
Pay with
Markets
NFT
New
Downloads
English
USD

Zero BTC Trading Fees: They Do What They Say on the Tin

2022-08-05

Main Takeaways

  • Our zero-fee BTC trading pairs do exactly what they say. No hidden cost and no restructuring of our business model to compensate. 

  • Binance has introduced them as part of our dedication to low fees. 

We’re proud to have introduced zero trading fees on a number of BTC pairs, but we understand that many of you still have some questions. Let’s take this chance to iron out the details and lay to rest any misconceptions about the change.

If you haven’t heard already, then you’re in for a treat. Binance has recently removed trading fees from thirteen BTC spot pairs available on the exchange. Sounds too good to be true? Well, it really isn’t. We thought we’d take the time to explain in more detail how the new policy works and clear up a few misconceptions along the way.

So, when it comes to zero trading fees at Binance, it really does do what it says on the tin.

Why Are We Introducing Zero Fees for BTC Spot Trading?

At Binance, we've always wanted to make crypto as accessible and inclusive as possible. That is why we’ve maintained some of the lowest fees within the industry. With this move, we are doubling down on that commitment, vision, and goal.

It’s also a great symbolic move. Crypto and blockchain really began with Bitcoin, and what better way to remove fees than with the coin that is foundational to the industry? For many new investors, it’s the first coin they buy. It’s also the most traded asset by volume. By introducing zero fees for common BTC pairs, we hope to share the benefits of fee-free trading with as many people as possible.

We also can’t ignore the state of the market. There has been panic. There has been confusion. And there has also been FUD. In this difficult moment, we wanted to champion a positive cause that benefits our community regardless of market conditions.

Is Binance restructuring to make money without BTC trading fees?

There’s no shaky, ulterior motive here. We’re not rebalancing profits from elsewhere, increasing spreads, or engaging in other activities to profit from this change. BTC is only one of the huge selection of digital assets listed on our platform, and spot trading is just one of many services we offer to our customers. It’s business as usual when it comes to the rest of the platform, meaning that our revenue model remains sustainable.

So while we are missing out on the fees from these BTC spot trading pairs, we’re well-positioned to offer this to our users. We have healthy reserves and would like to take this opportunity to give something back.

Perhaps it’s all a marketing ploy to get new customers?

In a word: No. Regarding our position in the market, we’re incredibly confident in maintaining it without the need for flashy tricks or cheap campaigns. Removing these fees is simply another benefit we want to give to our customers. Ultimately, we want to build an accessible and inclusive platform and our zero BTC fees do this.

But when will the fees come back?

So, one thing to understand is that this isn’t a “promotion.” It’s not a campaign, either – we’ve simply made the decision to remove the fees for the time being. We feel passionate about this, as you can see from the reasons given earlier. 

But won’t this encourage people to buy in while the market’s particularly volatile?

First, zero fees aren’t just for buying. The removal of fees affects all trading, selling included. Retail and institutional investors will all benefit from this change, and the recent sell-off in BTC and crypto isn’t unique to us. Financial markets around the world have also experienced troubles.

We’re Doubling Down on Our Commitment to Customers

At Binance, we strive to be user-centric. With the introduction of zero fees for these selected BTC pairs, we’ve taken the chance to offer one of our most used services for free. So, in celebration of five years of Binance and you, our community, we’re proud to implement these changes.

For more details on our zero-fee trading, make sure to read both our announcement and blog articles: