# Is there a comprehensive list of Gateways' IOUs and fees associated with using them?

I am looking for information about the various IOUs issued by Ripple Gateways and what fees are associated with using them - namely fees to get the IOUs and transit fees.

There is no official list of Ripple Gateways because there is no such thing as an "official" gateway. Anyone can operate one without registering anywhere (other than as required by local laws in their jurisdiction). That hinders the creation of any kind of comprehensive list.

There are a few people that attempt to keep somewhat comprehensive lists but their list criteria for inclusion may differ or they may not hear of some new gateway for a while so I think they best you'll ever be able to do is to have a list of list of gateways.

Some places that attempt to list gateways:

Of these, the only one I know that explicitly list the fees (or provides links to where the fees are listed) is the Ripple Gateway sub-forum topics.

The Ripple internal transfer rate for any issuer can be queried with the account_info API. The other gateway fees (for redemption, issuing, etc) are probably best determined by going to the fee page of the gateway's website. Some other basic per-gateway information (such as issuing and hot wallet addresses) can be retrieved in a computer readable form from the sites's ripple.txt file, usually available from https://gateway.domain.name/ripple.txt.

• The account_info API doesn't seem to return anything related the the transit fee? Or can you point me towards the account_data key that indicates the fee? – lid Mar 27 '14 at 23:25
• @lid An example using the api tool for Bitstamp's address returns a result including TransferRate : 1002000000, that's in parts per billion so 1.002 or 0.2%. – dchapes Mar 28 '14 at 0:20
• Hmm, I thought I put in the address correctly, but apparently not. Thanks! – lid Mar 28 '14 at 0:59

i suggest you surf the Coinist site at https://coinist.co/ripple/gateways for all the latest Ripple Gateways that most people use and more will be implemented soon and hopefully ~Ripple will put an Official list.

• There is no such thing as an official gateway so there can't be an official list. Even if Ripple Labs did decide to list gateways I wouldn't expect any such list to be complete or reasonable. – dchapes Sep 10 '14 at 18:52