FAQs

Frequently Asked Questions

What is AGAINST DEX?

AGAINST DEX is a Delta decentralized Ethereum Token Exchange with the most ERC20 listings of any exchange. AGAINST DEX currently acts as an open source, updated interface for EtherDelta's smart contract.

What is a decentralized exchange?

A decentralized exchange is an exchange that doesn't rely on a centralized party to store user's funds and facilitate trades. In AGAINST DEX's case, funds are stored in a smart contract hosted on the Ethereum network. Trades also occur directly between users using the same smart contract.

How do I create an account?

If you have an Ethereum wallet, you already have an account! Simply link your Ethereum wallet using either MetaMask, Ledger, or importing your account directly using the dropdown in the top right of the trading view.

How do I deposit funds?

After you've selected an account, depositing funds is easy! In the Deposit/Withdraw/Transfer window in the top left, select Deposit, then select the amount of either Ethereum or tokens you would like to deposit. You will then be asked to sign or accept the transaction. Once the transaction has been sent, your funds are deposited securely into the smart contract on the Ethereum network. Then, you'll be able to trade on AGAINST DEX with those funds!

How do I withdraw funds?

The withdrawal process is very similar to the deposit process. In the Deposit/Withdraw/Transfer window in the top left, select Withdraw, then select the amount of either Ethereum or tokens you would like to withdraw into the connected Ethereum account. You will then be asked to sign or accept the transaction. Once the transaction has been sent, your funds are withdrawn securely into your Ethereum account.
For an example using MetaMask.

How long does it take to withdraw or deposit funds?

As AGAINST DEX depends on a smart contract hosted on the Ethereum network, the speed of transactions depends entirely on the speed of the Ethereum network. If you would like deposits, withdrawals, trades, or orders to be processed faster, you can increase the gas price for your transactions. Under normal loads, with a normal gas price, deposits and withdrawals shouldn't take longer than 5 minutes. However, when the Ethereum network is clogged, transactions could be delayed.

How do I select a token?

In AGAINST DEX, you can trade any ERC20 token that is available on the Ethereum network. We do our best to list as many tokens as possible. The listed tokens can be found in a dropdown near the upper left section of AGAINST DEX.

However, there is another way to select which token to trade that works even if we haven't listed the token yet! Take a look at this URL: ../#!/trade/AGAINST-ETH, If you would like to trade a token that is not listed on AGAINST DEX, simply replace AGAINST with that tokens contract address Like so:

../#!/trade/0x12b306fa98f4cbb8d4457fdff3a0a0a56f07ccdf-ETH

How do I place an order?

After funds have been placed in the smart contract, you are ready to place or take an order. If you would like to create a buy or sell order instead of taking an order that already exists, first, find the New Order section. Then, select either buy or sell and enter in the token amount you would like to buy or sell, the price, the expiration time, and hit Buy/Sell. You will then be prompted to sign the transaction, so that it can be sent to the order book. Once a taker for your order has been found, AGAINST DEX will use that signed order to execute a trade using the smart contract on the Ethereum network.

How do I take an order?

To take an existing order, simply click on the order you would like to take in the Order Book. You will be prompted with a window asking you to specify the amount you would like to take. After you hit the accompanying Buy or Sell button, you will then be prompted to sign the transaction, so that your trade can be sent to the smart contract. AGAINST DEX will give you a transaction ID and a link. You can track your trade status by either clicking the link, or copying the transaction ID and searching it on EtherScan.
Trades don't always show up immediately on EtherScan and the speed of the transaction depends on the Ethereum network's congestion and your set gas price.

How do I cancel an order?

To cancel an order, take a look at the My Transactions section and click the Orders tab. Your active orders will be listed there with a link to cancel them. You will be asked to sign a transaction in order to cancel the order.
For an example using Metamask.

What fees are associated?

There are two trading fees while using the AGAINST DEX platform. The first is the small Ethereum fee for signing transactions to the Ethereum network. The second is a 0.3% fee on execution of orders.

Where are the trading fees going?

The fee for signing transactions on the Ethereum network goes directly to the miners on the network.
As we are currently using EtherDelta's smart contract, the 0.3% fee is going to the EtherDelta team as specified in their smart contract.

How do I get my token listed on AGAINST DEX?

Anyone can market any token by address. High-volume tokens are spontaneously added to the search list.

How do I change the default gas price?

To change the default gas price, simply click the drop down in the top right of AGAINST DEX (where you previously set up your account), and click "Gas Price" at the bottom of that menu. Then, you can set your gas price using the Gwei denomination.

New account and Import Private Key

Deprecated option, we suggest other authentication methods, such as METAMASK, NANO LEDGER or equivalent.

How do I use a Ledger directly with AGAINST DEX?

First, you need to make sure that browser support and contract support are enabled on your Ledger. To do so, navigate to the Ethereum app on your Ledger, go into settings, and enable both browser support and contract support. Then, make sure your Ledger is connected to your computer and navigate to AGAINST DEX. Your Ledger address will appear in the account dropdown automatically, with a green "Ledger" box next to it. When you deposit, withdraw, place an order, or trade, you will have to approve the transaction on your Ledger.