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The Rock Trading

The Rock Trading Exchange Review

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The Rock Trading Overview

  • The Rock Trading is an Italian fully compliant fiat-to-crypto exchange providing bitcoin trading since June 2011, making it the first European cryptocurrency exchange.  Founded by Andrea Medri (CFO) and Davide Barbieri (CTO) – two well known entrepreneurs in the Italian bitcoin community – the development never stopped allowing the exchange to offer a suite of trader-oriented features such as dark pools, market, limit and conditional offers. The Rock Trading was and is the first exchange to add support for GreenAddress’ instant deposits; Bech32, Multisig, Legacy, Liquid and Segwit technology. Given the proactive demand of our European clients, our core team decided to focus the majority of its time on providing them a reliable cryptocurrency trading platform and fiat to crypto gateway. The Rock Trading’s long history witnesses the solidity and seriousness of a project and a team that has never stopped evolving and improving in these years – and continues to do so.

    Though it was originally launched in Italy, the exchange then carried its headquarters to Malta in 2013 where it became a licensed cryptocurrency exchange. Currently, however, the exchange operates from its home country of Italy.

    The exchange charges flat trading fees, meaning fees for takers and makers are the same. The flat fee is 0.20%, which is slightly lower than the global industry average of 0.25%. Though this definitely provides The Rock Trading with a competitive edge, it is important to note that most of the top-performing cryptocurrency exchanges also charge trading fees averaging around 0.20%-0.10%. The withdrawal fee is 0.0001 BTC, which is way below the global industry average. Combined, the trading fee and the withdrawal fee definitely give The Rock Trading an advantage in the industry.

    Unlike some exchanges, The Rock Trading enables fiat-crypto trading as well. This means that the exchange is an entry-level exchange, which makes it very friendly towards new cryptocurrency investors. There aren’t any deposit fees on the exchange, and such deposits can be made via bank transfers. Credit cards, however, will not be accepted for deposits. As for cryptocurrencies, users can deposit their existing ones into their accounts without a fee.

    For enhanced security, The Rock Trading utilizes a two-factor authentication system (2FA), as is commonly used by many other cryptocurrency exchanges. The exchange has partnered with Jumio, which overlooks the verification of users upon registering to trade. As mentioned before, the exchange benefits from support from GreenAddress’ security techniques.

    Detailed information about the team behind the exchange can be found on their website, as well as a separate “About Us” page dedicated to the background of the exchange. The website is designed in a very modern manner and is very practical to use. The interface offers language options of English and Italian. This shows that the exchange is mainly focused on users residing in European countries, as it doesn’t offer features targeted for more international users.

    The Rock Trading Exchange Review, Trading Fees, Deposit and Markets

    • 24h Trading Volume

      28.821 BTC

      • The Rock Trading Total Trading Pairs

        16

        • The Rock Trading Margin Trading

          No

          • The Rock Trading Deposit fees

            Free

            • The Rock Trading Fiat Deposit

              Yes

              • Accepted Payment Method

                None

                • The Rock Trading Native token

                  No

                  • Native token smart contract

                    N/A

                    • The Rock Trading Trading Markets
                      • The Rock Trading Stablecoins trading

                        The Rock Trading Withdrawals

                        • Daily Withdrawal Limit

                          no limit

                          • The Rock Trading Withdraw fees

                            Full list of withdraw fees found here

                            • The Rock Trading Withdraw fees discount

                              The Rock has discount fees, for those who trade more up to 90%. Discounts are calculated based on last 30 days commissions and are divided by currency.

                              Discount levels table found here

                              • Proof of Reserves

                                N/A

                                The Rock Trading Exchange Additional Information

                                  • The Rock Trading Headquater

                                    Italy

                                    • The Rock Trading Establish date

                                      2011