Making a Deposit
You can fund your Ethfinex account by depositing tokens from your external ethereum wallet or a third party exchange. To do this -
- Go to www.ethfinex.com/deposit
- Select the token which you’d like to deposit to your Ethfinex account. For a list of available tokens, see here.
- Select one of the 3 available wallet addresses -
Exchange Wallet is used for buying & selling supported tokens.
Margin Wallet is used when trading on margin.
Funding Wallet is used when providing financing for other margin traders.
The most common type of wallet is the exchange wallet, which is used when buying and selling any of our supported digital currencies. It is simple and free to move funds between the three wallets, so do not worry if you are unsure about the correct choice.
- Copy the deposit address for the wallet of your choice. Choose Copy to Clipboard when copying the address to ensure the address is copied correctly.
- Open the external wallet from which you wish to access your Ethereum account and send the funds (e.g. using Mist, Parity, or MyEtherWallet) and paste your Ethfinex deposit address into the application as the transfer destination.
For each Ether deposit and ERC20 token you can use a single deposit address and continue to use the same one permanently. You may use the Change Address button to generate a new deposit address, and the old addresses will still remain valid for accepting deposits.
All ERC20 tokens are credited after a minimum of 20 confirmations (about 5+ minutes). Please keep in mind that deposit times can fluctuate hugely based on network congestion, and the gas price used to send the deposit. You can track your deposit and its confirmation progress using www.etherscan.io and view current network statistics at www.ethgasstation.info.
A Small Deposit Fee is applied to deposits of less than 1000 USD equivalent. For a breakdown of deposit fees, check out our Fee Schedule.
Many small deposits create an excess of tiny wallet inputs that can accumulate, requiring wallet input consolidation maintenance and eventually delaying customer withdrawals. In an effort to keep withdrawals flowing smoothly for all customers, avoid sending many small deposits. Instead, batch smaller deposits together into larger amounts.