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In traditional finance, a limit order is an order to buy or sell a security at a specified price. When you are buying, you instruct your broker not to go higher than the specified price. And when you are selling you instruct broker not to sell below your specified price.
At KyberSwap, a limit order is an order to swap tokens at a specified rate. For example : A user wants to swap WBTC token to DAI token only if rate reaches 15,000 (assume current rate is 11,000). KyberSwap will execute the swap order only if rate >= (15,000 + 1% of 15,000).
The advantage of placing a limit order is that you can place buy/sell order at your desired rate. However, there is a chance that your order may not get filled as your desired rate may never be reached.
A normal swap is an order to swap tokens at market rate. The rate is not specified at the time of placing the order.
A limit order is an order to swap tokens at a rate that is guaranteed to be higher or equal to a specified rate.
The advantage of the normal swap is that the order will definitely be executed at the prevailing market rate, however, the trader might end up paying slightly more or selling at a slightly lower price. (i.e slippage)
It’s very simple!
Step 1: Go to the Limit Order tab and connect your wallet. (top right corner)
Step 2: Choose a token pair you want to swap. (right side)
Step 3: Enter the desired rate at which you want to swap and press submit. (Example: Here we are buying KNC at 0.15 rate while current rate is 0.18)
In a typical CEX, the user has to deposit funds and these funds are fully held by the CEX as a custodian. After the trade is made, the user still has to withdraw their funds. In such a process, the user lacks full control of their funds, and has additional costs for depositing and withdrawing funds.
For some typical DEXs, a user must also deposit funds to create a limit order.
At KyberSwap we eliminated this step, allowing a user to create a non-custodial limit order by just connecting their wallet, without depositing funds. Not only does this keep user funds secure, but also saves on gas costs, since there is no need for deposits or withdrawals.
Additionally, the user pays as little as 0.1% in fees for successful limit orders, compared to around 0.2% fees on other exchanges.
Yes, it's true that a user can create a limit order without depositing funds. At a technical level, a user signs the transaction, allowing the KyberSwap smart contract to swap the token on users’ behalf, at the specified rate and quantity. With the signed data, once limit order conditions are met, KyberSwap will broadcast the transaction to the ethereum network.
KyberSwap smart contract is fully audited by multiple entities and it is available on GitHub.
Yes, minimum transaction amount per limit order is 0.1 ETH (or equivalent). Maximum amount depends upon trading pair. Just give it a try; If KyberSwap can't take your order, you will be informed before submitting the order.
Yes, you can create multiple limit orders for the same token pair. Let us explain with the help of an example:
Nakamoto has 3 WBTC (Current rate: 11,000 DAI) in his wallet and he wants to swap WBTC → DAI.
- He then creates his 2nd limit order “Swap 1 WBTC → DAI @ 12,000”.
This situation is acceptable and Nakamoto’s limit orders will be executed in FIFO (First in First Out) sequence.
- Nakamoto submits his 3rd order “Swap 1 WBTC → DAI @ 11,700”.
Now, this is a tricky situation. You might think that Nakamoto’s 3rd order will be executed before his 2nd (as the rate of DAI @ 11,700 will hit before 12,000).
However, to reduce complexity, his 3rd order will not be accepted by KyberSwap and the user will be prompted to cancel the 2nd order before submitting “Swap 1 WBTC → DAI @ 11,700”.
In short, users can submit multiple limit orders for the same token pair, as long as the rates follow a FIFO sequence.
No, you are unable to do that. Let us explain with the help of an example:
Vitalik has 1 WBTC (Current rate: 11,000 DAI) in his wallet.
- He then creates 2nd limit order “Swap 0.5 WBTC → KNC @ 50,000”.
At the time of second order, KyberSwap will make a check if 0.5 WBTC > ( Available balance - previously submitted orders).
In this case, the check will return 1 WBTC worth of previous order. Vitalik’s second order will not be accepted as: 0.5 WBTC > ( 1 WBTC available balance - 1 WBTC of previous order) will not hold true.
KyberSwap has futher simplified the trading fees structure for limit order.
Valid for both limit order 1.0 and 2.0
Fees is valid till 31st Dec 2019 and is subject to change after that.
User pays 0.1% of the transaction amount as Limit Order trading fees. This is already the minimum trading fees in the market, but there is more to it.
If you hold 2000 KNC or more in your wallet, trading fees is 0. It means commission-free trading. Please note that this is applicable to 10 orders per day.
Additionally, users don’t need to pay for gas. The trading fee already includes gas fees.
Note: For basic token swaps (not Limit Orders), KyberSwap does not charge any fees. But users have to pay gas fee that goes to miner.
Fees is valid till 31st Dec 2019 and is subject to change after that.
Yes, everyone who holds KNC in the wallet at the time of order creation will get a discount on trading fees. If you hold 2000 KNC or more in your wallet, trading fees is 0. It means commission-free trading. Please note that this is applicable to 10 orders per day. If you hold less than < 2000 KNC, no discount is applicable.
Additionally, users don’t need to pay for gas.
The Limit Order will trigger as soon as it hits your desired rate. However, due to the following cases, your transaction might not be filled:
1. You do not have enough tokens in your wallet.
For example, you may make an order with 100 KNC and then move the KNC token out of your wallet. In this case, when the rate you desired hit and you do not have enough 100KNC in your wallet, the transaction will not be triggered.
2. The market rate changes at the time of processing the order.
Since every transaction on KyberSwap is on-chain, it will take some time from when the transaction is broadcasted to when it is mined. While it’s being processed, if the market rate turned out to be worse than the order rate, the transaction would not be carried out. This is more likely to happen since we changed the rate buffer from 1-3% to 0%.
3. The rate chart on KyberSwap only shows the relative market rate.
You might see that the rate on our chart hit your order’s rate, but the order is not filled. It is because in KyberSwap’s chart, the rate is calculated based on the market rate, and not an actual record of each trade like in centralized exchanges. For example: The rate shown on charts is equivalent for 0.001 ETH. If you order is (let’s say) 5 ETH, You will be offered a different rate than shown on the chart.
Note: if your order is not triggered due to the above reasons, it will maintain the status “open” until the market rate hit again.
Due to technical requirements, only tokens that adhere to ERC20 standards can be used for limit orders.
ETH doesn’t implement ERC20 but WETH does. If you don’t have enough WETH when you create the orders, KyberSwap will help you to convert them on the fly. You can also swap ETH to WETH (1 to 1) easily on our Swap feature anytime you want.
No, currently this feature is not supported via limit orders.
Follow us on twitter @KyberSwap to stay updated on upcoming features on limit order.
Yes you can place Limit Orders on KyberSwap through any supported web3 DApp browser, including those in wallets such as imToken ,Trust, Enjin.
Follow us on twitter @KyberSwap to stay updated on upcoming supported DApps.
There are five status for a limit order as follows:
- Open: Your order has been created successfully and it is waiting for the rate to hit.
- Filled: Your order has been executed successfully, your token has been swapped with the selected (or better) rate.
- Cancelled: A limit order can be cancelled anytime before it is broadcasted (as long as it’s status is “Open”). Simply go to “Manage Your Orders” and click “Cancel”.
- Invalidated: For some reason, the order will never be processed, and its status will be changed to “Invalidated”.
For example: You manually cancelled your order via our Smart Contract, our system will mark that order as “Invalidated”.
No, there is no limit on the number of orders one user can create.
KyberSwap checks for rates at every block (~15 seconds).
No, we have made it simple for you. Trading fees are payable in source token and will be deducted only if your order executes.
For example: User Shane submits 1000 KNC → DAI limit order, He will pay 1 KNC as fees and 999 KNC will be swapped to DAI.
You can use Metamask, Ledger, Trezor, Private key, Keystore to submit limit orders.
However, please note the following issue:
When you connect trezor and ledger in metamask (using “import hardware” in metamask); You won’t be able to place a limit order by importing metamask wallet (in this case, you are using trezor and ledger wallet imported in metamask). It works without any issue if you import trezor and ledger directly to submit limit order.
Yes, You can do that. In order to use limit order, one must be registered with KyberSwap. Various options such as facebook, telegram, twitter, gmail, and email are available for registration.
A registered user can use any number of wallets to create limit orders. However same wallet can not be used under multiple user ids.PS: Normal Swap functionality can still be used without registration.
At KyberSwap, a limit order is an order to swap tokens at a specified rate. For example : An user wants to swap 1 WBTC token to DAI token only if rate reaches 15,000 (assume current rate is 11,000). To avoid transaction failure, KyberSwap will execute the swap order only if rate >= (15,000 + 1% of 15,000).
KyberSwap will broadcast the order when WBTC/DAI (for 1 WBTC) hits 15,150, so there are high chances that user will receive an amount that is higher than 15,000 (estimated amount).
On limit order page, user will see “Buy and sell” button instead of swap or limit order button. This is to simplify the overall trading experience. Let’s us explain with the help of an example:
Imagine a user is on ETH-KNC page. He will see BUY KNC and SELL KNC button. Buy KNC means - user will swap ETH to KNC. User will sell ETH and buy KNC.
|Platform||Limit order version|
|iOS & Android App||Version 1.0 (old)|
|Mobile Web||Version 2.0 (latest)|
|Desktop||Version 2.0 (latest)|
Most of the traders prefer to trade in more liquid markets. It helps to reduce the order fulfillment time. That’s why limit order 2.0 has further simplified the available trading pair. You can choose the base trading token (for example DAI) and will be able to see all available trading pair with DAI.
KyberSwap now offers live advance charts for all trading pairs. Additionally it is equipped with all technical indicators and user can configure and save as setting.
Candlestick, Hollow Candle, Heikin Ashi, Line and Area charts are now available for different configuration from 5 mins to months.
To provide purchase ETH with fiat service, KyberSwap has integrated with Torus (a 3rd party service provider) that in turn offers various purchase ETH options. Please note that there these companies need KYC as per the norms required in their operating countries. So KYC is performed between you and the fiat service provider, not between you and KyberSwap/Torus.
To provide purchase ETH with fiat service, KyberSwap has integrated with Torus (a 3rd party service provider) that in turn offers various purchase ETH options. Please contact torus customer service directly here:
KyberSwap currently offers fiat via 2 options: Moonpay & Wyre.
Wyre services availability are available here:
Moonpay services availability are available here:
If you wish to export your private key, you can easily do so on the https://app.tor.us/ website. Also not that each social media login type is tied to a different Ethereum address (gmail is different from facebook, reddit etc.).
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