New Site Design, New Order Options
New Site Design
Since Gemini launched, we’ve deepened our understanding of what you all want to see on our website and how we can best provide you with relevant information. We want your interaction with Gemini to be as efficient and user-friendly as possible — this goes back to our core principle of giving you what you need, when you need it. There’s a lot of data to show, and we have a wide range of features, so we’ve completely redesigned and restructured our entire public site and this blog from the ground up. Hopefully you’ll agree that information is now easier to find and consume, and that your experience in navigating the Gemini website is seamless, relevant, and enjoyable!
Maker-or-Cancel and Immediate-or-Cancel Orders
At Gemini, we’re not big fans of the trend towards more and more complicated order types on exchanges. We think it’s important to keep the rules of our exchange simple. Whether you’re buying, selling, or speculating on Gemini, you can be confident that you’re being treated fairly and on a level playing field with everyone else.
With that in mind, when we see requests for new exchange features, we evaluate them critically to ensure they won’t disrupt the fairness, performance, or simplicity of the our exchange. Today, we’re offering two new order options: maker-or-cancel* and immediate-or-cancel. They let you specify that your order should either be only liquidity-making or only liquidity-taking.
These new order options are available now; you can learn more about them from our API documentation.
What’s Coming Next
So far, in just the first quarter of 2016, we’ve released:
- Our new Activity Feed
- Multi-user accounts
- Instant bank account verification
- Volume and ratio-based fee discounts
- Multiple bank account support
- Instant ACH deposits
- FIX API
- WebSockets market data API
We’ve been progressing at a pretty breakneck pace so far this year — but you might not hear from us as often over the next couple weeks. We have a few huge, groundbreaking new features in the works, and while they may take a little more time to deliver, we’re really excited about the changes ahead and can’t wait to share them with you.
Onward and Upward,
* Note: exchanges in other asset classes sometimes call this order type “post-only,” although the precise functionality may vary.