Exchanges – Introduction

Cryptocurrencies have become exponentially more popular, and so did the need to trade them. When you want to trade Cryptocurrencies, you need to register with a Cryptocurrency exchange. Over the years, many of those have been founded, making it a difficult choice to select one and entrust them with your Cryptocurrencies.

To make it a bit easier for you we will list some of our favorite exchanges below. By clicking on one of the boxes you can get more information and a link to a more detailed page where we will explain:

  1. How to create an account on this exchange.
  2. How to move your Cryptocurrencies to this account.
  3. How to perform trades on this exchange.

It’s possible that one or more of the below exchanges have closed the registration process. This happens because of the overcrowding of their servers, which makes it impossible for them to handle all trades. If this is the case, you can either wait for the registration to open again, or choose one of the other exchanges.


Binance is a China-based cryptocurrency exchange that gives users access to a robust set of trading tools, charts and security features. Following a successful initial coin offering (ICO), Binance began live trading in July 2017.

By offering both Basic and Advanced exchange interfaces, Binance makes it easy for beginners to execute simple trades, and provides professional traders with access to more complex options, such as margin trading.

Characteristics

  • Country: China
  • Launched in: July 2017
  • Userbase: 6.000.000+
  • # of coins available for trade: +-100
  • Main coins: BTC, ETH, BNB, USDT
  • Platforms: Web, iOS, Android, PC client
  • Fees: 0.1% trading fee
  • Trading volume (24 hours): €4,719,577,644

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Cryptopia is a combined cryptocurrency exchange, trading platform and marketplace run out of New Zealand. It’s designed to facilitate the buying, selling and trading of almost anything, using crypto.

If you’re looking to buy or sell cryptocurrency, or buy or sell anything with cryptocurrency, or even trade a brand new altcoin of your own creation, Cryptopia might be the place to be.


Characteristics

  • Country: New Zealand
  • Launched in: 2014
  • Userbase: 1.500.000+
  • # of coins available for trade: 400+
  • Main coins: BTC, USDT, NZDT, LTC, DOGE
  • Platforms: Web
  • Fees: varies by Cryptocurrency
  • Trading volume (24 hours): €59,820,288

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Kucoin is a Hong Kong-based cryptocurrency exchange distinguished by its Kucoin Shares (KCS) rewards currency and its exceptionally wide range of cryptocurrencies.

It’s gotten a reputation as an early adopter, so buyers hoping to invest in coins while they’re still cheap might have a good time working with Kucoin. On top of this, it offers a useful charting package to suit more focused investors, powered by the third-party TradingView system.

Characteristics

  • Country: China
  • Launched in: August 2017
  • Userbase: unknown
  • # of coins available for trade: +-80
  • Main coins: BTC, ETH, NEO, USDT, KCS
  • Platforms: Web
  • Fees: 0.1% trading fee
  • Trading volume (24 hours): €125,060,908

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An intuitive user interface makes HitBTC a fairly easy exchange for new traders to get started with. A nice feature is the demo mode which lets you test the exchange without using real Cryptocurrency. It also offers a robust tool set designed to meet the needs of advanced traders.

Besides, HitBTC is one of the few exchanges that supports direct fiat/cryptocurrency trading, although users do need to go through a fairly stringent verification process to take advantage of this feature.

Characteristics

  • Country: EU-based
  • Launched in: 2013
  • Userbase: unknown
  • # of coins available for trade: 200+
  • Main coins: BTC, ETH, USDT
  • Platforms: Web
  • Fees: 0.1% trading fee
  • Trading volume (24 hours): €596,221,528

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