Available to US residents – Bitstamp has branded itself as the exchange for professional and institutional traders; one that provides the stability, security, and technological tools to handle fast executions for very large orders. In fact, they are the only exchange that lists “more than $10 billion” in their trading fee breakdown
Available to US residents – With a user base of over 6 million, and a stable native token KuCoin is certainly a strong and multifunctional exchange. Users can earn back fees by holding KCS, make margins and futures trades, and even participate in Pool-X, a POS staking platform. In short, there are many ways for investors to put their cryptocurrencies to work on KuCoin.
Available to US residents – Coinbase is currently the biggest Bitcoin exchange and broker in the US. Having started out in 2012 with brokerage only, the company has branched out to offer advanced trading services, a retail wallet, commerce services, and institutional support as a broker/custodian for Bitcoin. While Coinbase serves 35 million users in over 100 countries, it’s also the primary onboarding ramp for Americans wanting to enter the crypto markets.
Available to US residents – Kraken is a San Francisco-based cryptocurrency exchange founded by CEO, Jesse Powell, in 2011. The exchange provides crypto to fiat trading to 176 countries and 48 US states via a web and mobile app.
Available to US residents – Gemini is a fully licensed and regulated digital exchange that has perhaps the best security for a crypto platform – including a $200,000,000 insurance program. While the number of users pales in comparison to exchanges like Coinbase and Binance.com, Gemini’s audience of 500,000 enjoys a world class trading platform.
Available to US residents – Robinhood is a commission-free trading app available to US residents. It was developed in 2013 and is based in Menlo Park California, and was founded by Baiju Bhatt and Vlad Tenev, who are both Stanford University graduates.
Not available to US residents – Compared to other cryptocurrency exchanges, Crypto.com is best for people who already know a decent amount about crypto and just want all-in-one access to an affordable selection of digital currencies and services. This is especially true for users looking to use crypto, not simply buy, sell, and hold it.
Unfortunately not available to US residents – For a trader who loves to trade, Binance offers a wealth of rich features with the promise of continued innovation in the digital asset realm. They exhibit a breathtaking adaptability, exude a positive force in the crypto community, and manage millions of users relatively well considering they’re dealing with so many countries and languages.
Available to US residents – As a trading exchange, eToro has an extremely simple interface with basic charting for each coin or stock and limited functionalities. Their crypto trading fees are high in relation to other US exchanges like Gemini and Binance.us, especially in relation to their minimal trading interface. However, copy trading is what sets them apart from other brokerages and exchanges.
Available to Canadian residents only – Essentially, CoinSmart is an exchange for users who are interested in investing in cryptocurrency, without dealing with the learning curve of cryptocurrency exchanges (both centralized and decentralized). Its simplicity also eliminates the need to do much research around new cryptos or ICO (Initial Coin Offerings).
Available to Canadian residents only – Bitbuy is a great bridge for beginner and more experienced crypto investors alike. The Express app is excellent, smooth, and has a beautiful, minimalistic UI. For the average Canadian trader looking for a frictionless crypto buying experience, it’s perfect. The mobile app especially feels great and is available for both Android and iOS users.
Available to US residents – Binance.us promises to be an exciting addition to the US crypto exchange market. Bringing fast paced, cutting edge technologies and super low fees, it can be America’s version of Binance.com. However it still pales in comparison to Binance.com, which offers leverage, exotic futures, credit card payments, and many more digital assets.
Unfortunately not available to US residents – Changelly is a cryptocurrency exchange mobile and web app that allows its users to buy, sell and exchange digital assets on multiple exchanges in one easy-to-use interface. Essentially, Changelly acts as an intermediary between traders and big exchanges, with an easy user interface for simple buys, sells and exchanges, as well as a Pro feature that provides a customizable trading terminal.
Available to US residents – Uniswap is a decentralized cryptocurrency exchange and platform that launched in 2018. It enables developers, startups and entrepreneurs to build decentralized financial applications using its infrastructure. The protocol enables the creation of automated token exchanges based on Ethereum-based cryptocurrencies.