1inch Limit Order Protocol

Enjoy the most innovative and flexible limit order functionality in DeFi


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No fees

The 1inch Limit Order Protocol charges no fees. This makes the protocol extremely efficient in terms of gas.


Dynamic pricing

Price calculation is done by smart contracts, based on demand and supply, facilitating the best deals for users. The feature is especially useful for auctions.


Conditional orders

Users can set specific conditions for execution of their orders to maximize earning on trading operations.


Extra RFQ support

The protocol enables the fulfillment of requests for quotations (RFQs) - orders for a specific amount of cryptocurrency to buy or sell.



The protocol is operable on the most popular chains — Ethereum, BNB Chain, Polygon, Avalanche, Fantom, and more.


Below are some use cases for the 1inch Limit Order Protocol. But the protocol is very flexible, and you can build much more on top of it!

Peer-to-peer orders

The P2P order functionality facilitates trustless and secure swaps between individual users. A user finds a counterparty for swapping a certain amount of tokens. The counterparty provides them with a crypto address, which the user enters in the P2P tab of the 1inch dApp.


Stop-loss Order

Based on the conditional orders feature, a stop-loss order is executed when it reaches a particular price point set by the user. When the price limit is reached, the open position will close to prevent further losses.

Trailing Stop Order

In a sell trailing stop order, also implemented on the conditional order feature, the user sets the stop price at a fixed amount below market with an attached ‘trailing’ amount. If the market price increases, the stop price rises by the trailing amount. If the price falls, the stop-loss price remains unchanged.



Thanks to the dynamic pricing feature, the protocol can be used to power auctions. For instance, Maker DAO’s Liquidation 2.0 Module is based on the auction model, and users could take part in Maker DAO auctions, using the 1inch Limit Order Protocol.

1inch grant program

We have implemented some use cases based on the 1inch Limit Order Protocol, such as, for instance, stop loss and trailing stop orders. However, there are still plentiful opportunities for implementing use cases on the 1inch Limit Order Protocol, such as auctions. If you are a developer interested in building a specific solution on the protocol, you can apply for a grant from the 1inch Foundation.

Please note that for regulatory reasons, 1inch Foundation grants are not available to the Cayman Islands public.
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