To trade on Bisq, users pay (1) trading fees to Bisq and (2) mining fees to miners.
Trading fees are payable in BTC or BSQ. BSQ is colored bitcoin that Bisq uses to fund and govern itself. It's optional to use, but there are significant benefits.
BTC trading fees, per 1 BTC traded:
| ||BTC fees ||Fee as % of 1 BTC trade size |
|Maker fee ||0.001 BTC ||0.10% |
|Taker fee ||0.007 BTC ||0.70% |
BSQ trading fees, per 1 BTC traded:
| ||BSQ fees ||Fee as % of 1 BTC trade size |
|Maker fee ||8.74 BSQ ||0.05% |
|Taker fee ||61.21 BSQ ||0.35% |
BSQ fee percentages above assume a 0.0001 BSQ/BTC rate.
Nominal BTC and BSQ fees are adjusted periodically by DAO voting to accommodate for market fluctuations.
The minimum trading fees are set at 0.00005 BTC and 0.03 BSQ to avoid dust limits.
An offer maker only pays mining fees for the trade fee transaction. An offer taker pays mining fees for the trade fee transaction, deposit transaction, and payout transaction. This is because mining fees fluctuate and it's impossible for the offer
maker to know what mining fees will be at the time their offer is taken.
Bisq uses mempool.space to estimate fees. Users can see actual mining fees after they've created or taken an offer.