Spot Trading Tutorial

How to buy and sell crypto using

Written by Angelina
Updated over a week ago

How to access trading?

  1. Head to

  2. Log in to your hi account and click on the <Get Started> or <Trade> button

You’ll be redirected to the Spot Trading interface

How to add your favourite tokens to your watchlist

Add your favorite pairs to your Watchlist by marking them using the star icon, and easily navigate to other trading pairs by using the switch button in the top-left.

Advanced charting and analysis

Use the candlestick charts to analyze trends depending on the variables you choose. You can select the current price, 24-hour price, and trading volume of the selected trading pair. Use the bar graph to analyze trading volumes depending on the time interval you select. You can also switch the technical indicators for the data you want to check. To view the chart in full screen, simply click on the expand button at the top right of the chart.

About Transactions


Use the Order Book on the right-hand side of the screen to review all orders real-time. The part in red shows the asks (Sell orders), while the part in green shows the bids (Buy orders). In between the asks and bids, you can see the current market price.

Scroll to the bottom of the screen to see Open Orders and Order History.


Trades refers to the most recent, real-time buying and selling activities for the selected pair. Like the Order List, prices in red indicate Sell orders; and the prices in green indicate Buy orders.

How to place an order?

You can choose between placing a Limit Order and a Market Order. The differences are as follows:

Limit Order

A Limit Order is an instruction to place an order to buy or sell at a specific price. If the market price does not hit the price set, the order will not be executed.

Market Order

A Market Order is an instruction to buy or sell an asset at the current market price. Once the order is submitted, the transaction will be executed immediately according to the latest market price.

What’s the difference between Amount and Total Orders?

Members can choose to place an order by a specific amount of an asset, or by the total value of the transaction. In the example shown, the unit is BTC to place an order by the amount, indicating how many BTC to buy or sell. If the order is placed in the form of a total amount, the unit is USDT, which means buying or selling BTC worth a certain total value of USDT. To quickly place an order, use the percentage tool to trade a percentage of the asset you hold in your wallet.

How to view open orders?

After placing an order, you can view your unfilled orders under the Open Orders section. You cancel any order you see here.

How to view completed orders?

For orders that have been filled, you can tap the Order History button at the bottom of the page.

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