February 2, 2018
GDAX offers institutions and professionals the ability to trade a variety of digital currencies like Bitcoin, Ethereum, and more on a regulated U.S. based exchange. GDAX offers an intuitive interface with real time orderbooks, charting tools, trade history, and a simple order process so you can trade from day one. Our Websocket feed lets you easily gain access to real-time market data, while our trading API lets you develop secure, programmatic trading bots.
We undergo regular IT security and financial audits. In addition, 98% of customer digital assets are stored entirely offline. All digital assets held in online storage are fully insured. All USD balances are covered by FDIC insurance, up to a maximum of $250,000 per customer.
Our investors include the New York Stock Exchange, Andreessen Horowitz, Union Square Ventures, and more. GDAX offers no fees on maker trades and offers volume-based discounts on all taker fees, going as low as 0.1%. See our fee structure here.
GDAX provides decent coverage of major cryptocurrencies and fiat currencies. Bitcoin, Ethereum, and Litecoin are all available for market trading. You can deposit and work in any of these cryptos, along with US dollars, euros, and British pounds. You can trade Bitcoin with all three fiat options, while Ethereum and Litecoin trades can be made with dollars, euros, and Bitcoin. This might be a little frustrating for British users—although most European exchanges will work in euros rather than pounds.
GDAX is owned by the same company as Coinbase and operates as a sister trading platform. The company is based in San Francisco and has been in operation since 2012, so it knows its way around the crypto markets.