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The best Cryptocurrency exchanges for 2018

After the success of 5 cryptocurrencies to watch in december, we decided to write an article about the top exchange platforms for Januari 2018. In this article a sneak peak on the key elements of every exchange. Use the step-by-step guides to see how to register – verify – trade on each of them.

  1. Binance
  2. Bittrex
  3. HitBTC
  4. KuCoin
  5. ….

1. Binance

Number of cryptocurrencies:   230
Market Volume:
  $2,881,870,862*
Launch date:      14 july 2017
HQ Location:      China
Own token:     Binance Coin (BNB)
Mobile app:   yes

Binance is one of the fastest cryptocurrency exchanges with a focus on the Chinese market. Currently, it supports English and Chinese users. The Binance token (BNB) was created during the ICO event to fund the development of the Binance exchange.

Superior Technology

The binance certified matching engine is capable of processing 1,400,000 orders per second, making Binance one of the fastest exchange in the market today.
The underlying Binance platform has been deployed on 30+ exchanges already. It supports all devices and multiple languages, offering a seamless user experience.
Binance has solid relationships with industry leaders, simply look at the list of investors and advisors who are willing to stand behind our platform.
Led by Changpeng Zhao, the Binance team has experience in both wall-street and crypto finance. The team also have a track record of successful startups under our belt.

Trading Pairs:

BTC/cryptocurrency ETH/cryptocurrency USDT/cryptocurrency BNB/cryptocurrency

Deposit Fee: 

Free

Trading Fee:

0.1% trading fee

If you have BNB(Binance Coin), you can choose BNB  to deduct 50% trading fee(temporary)

Withdraw Fee:

Binance has a fixed withdraw fee per cryptocurrency. Click here.

Available currencies

Available currencies on date of writing this article:

Bitcoin Ethereum Litecoin EOS Litecoin Verge Loopring Waltonchain NavCoin NEO OmiseGo.. so many more! Check out the up-to-date Binance list here.

PROS:
  • Multi-tier & multi-cluster system architecture
  • Support Web, Android, Html5, Wechat, PC
  • Chinese, English, Japanese, Korean
  • Capable for processing 1,400,000 orders / second
  • 0.1% fee
  • large variety of cryptocurrencies

CONS:
  • Reasonable withdraw fee



2. Bittrex

Number of cryptocurrencies:   190
Market Volume:   $2,363,105,653 *
Launch date:      2014
HQ Location:     USA
Own token:      no
Mobile app:   no

Bittrex provides individuals and businesses a world class experience to buy and sell cutting-edge cryptocurrencies and digital tokens. Based and fully regulated in the USA, Bittrex is the go-to spot for traders who demand lightning fast trade execution, stable wallets, and industry-best security practices. Whether you are new to trading and cryptocurrencies, or a veteran to both, Bittrex wants to be the place for you.

Built and operated in the United States, Bittrex is the next generation crypto trading platform created by security professionals. Bittrex are crypto-coin enthusiasts bringing more than 50 years of combined security and development experience to the trading community from companies, including Microsoft, Amazon, Qualys, and BlackBerry. Given the recent security breaches and reliability issues experienced by other markets, Bittrex felt the community deserved better. If virtual currencies are to truly take off, trustworthy infrastructure is a prerequisite.

Bittrex takes pride in supporting both new and established cryptocurrencies, providing you with an ever-growing selection of trading and investing opportunities. Bittrex conducts compliance audits on all new coin launches, ensuring that our users have the information they need to make informed trades.

Trading pairs:

BTC/cryptocurrency USDT/cryptocurrency

Deposit Fee: 

Free

Trading Fee:

0.25% trading feeing

Withdraw Fee:

“Our intention is to not make any profits on withdraws.  However, each coin has a network transfer fee that is built into the coin.  This means that we must charge a small amount to cover this fee.  You can view the fee for a coin by clicking the – next to the coin to bring up the withdraw window which shows the fee.”

Available cryptocurrencies

Bitcoin Ethereum Litecoin Verge Gulden MyriadCoin NEO Ark Waves Dogecoin Golem NavCoin Monero OmiseGo.. so many more! Check out the up-to-date Bittrex list here. 

Get in Touch

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PROS:
  • Broad variety of cryptocurrencies
  • Experienced team
  • High security level
  • 2factor authentication

CONS:
  • High trading fee
  • Only two trading pairs
  • No app
  • Currently not welcoming new members



3. HitBTC

Number of cryptocurrencies:   368
Market Volume:   $800,995,569 *
Launch date:      2013
HQ Location:     Europe
Own token:      no
Mobile app:   no

HitBTC declares it’s main focus on implementing cutting-edge technologies to cryptocurrency trading. The core matching engine is stated as the most advanced technological product in its class. It implements real-time clearing (T+0 settlement), advanced order matching algorithms and has been acclaimed for its fault-tolerance, uptime and high availability.

State-of-the-art matching engine

The core matching engine is among the most advanced technological products in its class and implements innovative features such as real-time clearing (T+0 settlement) and advanced order matching algorithms.
HitBTC’s dependable API is extremely stable and will satisfy the needs of algorithmic traders and provides an easy back office integration. It is compatible with HFT set-ups, and algorithmic trading systems.

Trading pairs:

BTC/cryptocurrency ETH/cryptocurrency USDT/cryptocurrency

Deposit Fee: 

Free

Trading Fee:

0.1% trading fee

Withdraw Fee:

BTC: 0.00085 BTC BCC: 0.0018 BCC ETH: 0.00215 ETH ETC: 0.002 ETC USDT: 2 USDT STRAT: 0.01 STRAT LTC: 0.003 LTC DASH: 0.03 DASH XMR: 0.09 XMR BCN: 0.1 BCN ARDR: 1 ARDR STEEM: 0.01 STEEM

Available cryptocurrencies

Bitcoin Ethereum Litecoin ZCash Dash Ripple Nxt NEM Dogecoin EOS Monero NEO.. so many more! Check out the up-to-date HitBTC list here. 

Get in Touch

Google+

Mail

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Facebook

PROS:
  • Experienced team
  • High security level
  • More than 150 instruments available
  • 2factor authentication
  • No limits for depositing/withdrawal of digital assets
  • Broad variety of available cryptocurrencies

CONS:
  • No app
  • Withdraw money takes time




4. KuCoin

Number of cryptocurrencies:   130
Market Volume:   $27,389,172 *
Launch date:      2017
HQ Location:     China
Own token:      Kucoin Shares (KCS)
Mobile app:   yes

KuCoin is a cryptocurrency exchange that started on September 15, 2017. KuCoin is a rapidly growing exchange that focusses to be the more user-friendly exchange. The KuCoin exchange offers alot of advantages for traders. They add new cryptocurrencies in a rapid pace. Also they list new coins that come out of an ICO really fast.

KuCoin offers 24/7 customer support trough livechat and is really quick on handeling issues. Also they have a great referral program that helps them grow and give something back to their customers.

Another great thing: If you hold KuCoin shares you get discount on trading fees. Also, 50% of their income trough trading fee’s they pay out to their KCS token holders. This means you can earn a passive income just by holding KuCoin shares.

Known as Kucoin Shares or KCS for short, the token issued by Kucoin Cryptocurrency Exchange Platform maintains a total issuance volume of 200 million. After buy-back disposal, it will be a constant – 100 million. As a decentralized cryptocurrency issued on the basis of Ethereum, also a standard ERC 20 token based on Ethereum blockchain, KCS supports all the Ethereum wallets.

Deposit Fee: 

Free

Trading Fee:

0.1% trading fee

Withdraw Fee:

KuCoin has a fixed withdraw fee per cryptocurrency. Click here.

Available cryptocurrencies

Bitcoin Ethereum Litecoin Dent VeChain Qtum Asch DigiByte OmiseGo EOS Bytom Modum Power ledger Substratum.. so many more! Check out the up-to-date KuCoin list here. 

PROS:
  • Variety of available cryptocurrencies
  • Extra echange pair Neo/cryptocurrency
  • Active community
  • Early adoptors have advantage in KCS prices

CONS:
  • Low volume (just started in august 2017)
  • Limited variety of top 100 cryptocurrencies



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Get in Touch

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The listed Cryptos & Exchanges are not an investment advice. Although these Cryptos & Exchanges match our own criteria, we have picked them based on desk research and after comparison. New to crypto please read this article first.

All information in this article is based on statistics that were available when writing this article. Sources:  binance.com | bittrex.com | coinmarketcap.com | kucoin.com | Hitbtc.com

1 Comment
  1. Reply
    victoire 28 March 2018 at 14:33

    Gracias por el articulo! Personalmente, todavía no he tenido que comerciar en estos sitios de intercambio de criptomonedas. Yo, evolucioné por un tiempo en la plataforma Coinpatrimoine y no me quejo. Mis fondos se almacenan en una billetera múltiple totalmente segura. Los intercambios son instantáneos y todo es confidencial. Tal vez algún día experimentaría alguno de estos sitios, pero por ahora no tengo ningún problema con mi agente.

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