Bitcoin Exchange Kraken Reduces Transaction Fees

Bitcoin Exchange Kraken Reduces Transaction Fees

Bitcoin exchange Kraken recently announced that they will be reducing transaction fees incurred in trades, as they are moving towards a "maker taker" fee model. This means that market makers will be able to provide the liquidity to "takers" or traders. The company shared its revised fees in its latest blog post and said that this new model will reward market makers for providing liquidity to the bitcoin exchange market. The maker fee applies when a user adds liquidity to the Kraken order book by placing a limit buy below market price or a limit sell above market price. The maker fee is....


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