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Founded 2016
Headquarters Amsterdam, Netherlands
Key People John Jansen, CEO and Co-Founder; Marius Jansen, COO and Co-Founder; and Sebastian Smyczýnski, Co-Founder
Products Bitcoin and Ethereum futures and options trading
Twitter @DeribitExchange
LinkedIn Profile
Facebook Deribitoptions
Website Deribit Homepage
Blog Deribit Blog

Deribit is an Amsterdam-based futures and options trading platform that lists derivatives priced in U.S. dollars for bitcoin and Ether underlying products. The contracts are physically settled.


In March 2019, Deribit announced that it was partnering with Caspian, a digital asset management service based in Hong Kong. Caspian integrated its trading platform with Deribit's exchange, allowing Deribit's users to trade using Caspian's software platform.[1][2]

Deribit introduced block trading over Paradigm, an encrypted communications network, in August 2019. Minimum block sizes are 40 bitcoin and 800 Ether. The company's chief operating officer, Marius Jansen, told BNN Bloomberg that Deribit's block trading is not regulated because Dutch law defines a derivative as a cash-settled contract.[3]

Products and services

Deribit offers derivatives products for bitcoin and Ether. They are cash-settled, not physically-settled derivatives of cryptocurrency, so they are paid out in USD. Their maximum allowed position is $10,000,000 worth of bitcoin, or $5,000,000 worth of Ether. Fees follow the maker-taker pricing model, which gives rebates to market makers and charges fees to customers (takers). Bitcoin futures orders receive a 0.02% rebate, while customers are charged 0.05%.

Perpetual contracts

Similar to cryptocurrency trading platforms like BitMEX and OKEx, Deribit offers perpetual contracts for bitcoin and Ether.[4]


Deribit offers options contracts for both bitcoin and Ether - both of which are cash-settled, like Deribit's other products. Deribit's options contracts are traded "European Style," meaning that they can only be exercised at expiration.[5]

Block trades

Deribit offers block trading, which allows companies to make large, non-public transactions at agreed-upon prices through its partnership with the fintech firm Paradigm. Deribit has an insurance fund to cover losses from bankrupt traders.[6]

Key people

  • John Jansen - CEO and Co-Founder
  • Marius Jansen - COO and Co-Founder
  • Sebastian Smyczýnski - Co-Founder