How to buy and sell on IDEX

Philip Wearn
Nov 10, 2017 · 4 min read

Here’s how to place limit and market orders on IDEX.

Placing a limit order

Step 1

Make sure you have connected your wallet to IDEX and deposited funds to your IDEX account.

Step 2

Go to the market you would like to trade on. If you would like to place a limit order on the books fill in the price you want to buy/sell the asset and the amount you would like to buy/sell.

Step 3

Once you have entered the order parameters click the buy or sell button. You will receive a popup informing you of the order you just placed.

Note: If using MetaMask or Ledger you must approve the limit order. MetaMask will give you a popup to approve it and the Ledger will show a transaction on the screen that you must approve.

Step 4

Once the trade is matched it will be sent to Ethereum to be mined. To see the status of the trade go to “Orders” →“Trade History” in the top navigation.

  • If the trade has yet to be sent off to the blockchain it will say “Pending.”
  • If it is waiting to be mined it will say “Processing.” You can click to be taken to the transaction.
  • If it is complete it will say “Complete.” You can click to be taken to the transaction.

Filling a limit order with a limit sell

Step 1

Make sure you have connected your wallet to IDEX and deposited funds to your IDEX account.

Step 2

Go to the market you would like to trade on. Find the order(s) you would like to fill and click on them. The parameters will appear in the “Price”, “Amount” and “Total” fields.

Step 3

Once you have clicked the order(s) you want to fill and the parameters have propagated click on the buy or sell button. Once the order has been completed you will be met with a confirmation popup.

Note: If using MetaMask or Ledger you must approve the trade. MetaMask will give you a popup to approve it and the Ledger will show a transaction on the screen that you must approve.

Step 4

Once the trade is matched it will be sent to Ethereum to be mined. To see the status of the trade go to “Orders” →“Trade History” in the top navigation.

  • If the trade has yet to be sent off to the blockchain it will say “Pending.”
  • If it is waiting to be mined it will say “Processing.” You can click to be taken to the transaction.
  • If it is complete it will say “Complete.” You can click to be taken to the transaction.

Filling a limit order with a Market Sell

Step 1

Make sure you have connected your wallet to IDEX and deposited funds to your IDEX account.

Step 2

Go to the market you would like to trade on. On the “Type” field change it from “Limit” to “Market.” Once you have done that input the total that you would like to buy or sell in the “Amount” field.

Step 3

Once you have changed the order type to “Market” and put in the amount to buy or sell you must click Buy or Sell.

Note: If using MetaMask or Ledger you must approve the trade. MetaMask will give you a popup to approve it and the Ledger will show a transaction on the screen that you must approve.

Step 4

Once the trade is matched it will be sent to Ethereum to be mined. To see the status of the trade go to “Orders” →“Trade History” in the top navigation.

  • If the trade has yet to be sent off to the blockchain it will say “Pending.”
  • If it is waiting to be mined it will say “Processing.” You can click to be taken to the transaction.
  • If it is complete it will say “Complete.” You can click to be taken to the transaction.

Philip Wearn

Written by

Co-Founder and COO of Decentralized Capital, former Co-Founder of EtherEx, long time EtherHead

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#1 DEX on Ethereum

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