What is Bittrex? Bittrex is a cryptocurrency exchange founded in 2014 by Bill Shihara, Rami Kawach and Richie Lai. The Bittrex exchange has two different platforms: Bittrex Global and Bittrex. Bittrex Global hosts trading for a large number of digital assets and does not allow U.S. customers. Bittrex, however, does have a separate platform for U.S. traders, simply called “Bittrex,” although the platform does not carry as many asset trading pairs.
Bittrex fees depend on the amount of volume traded on the exchange over the course of the previous 30 days. The exchange has a tiered fee system. Fees decrease as a user trades more volume on their account. On both versions of Bittrex, Bitcoin is one of the main base currencies used in trading pairs.