Crypto Exchanges

List of Bitcoin trading websites (UPDATED LIST Jan 11, 2018) (biggest exchange in world now, seems solid, lots of alts, supports some forks) (by far my personal fav, no USA allowed)


Cobinhood the best no fees crypto exchange! (popular exchange, especially for margin traders, no USA allowed)
Bitstamp is a European Union based bitcoin marketplace. It allows people from all around the world to safely buy and sell bitcoins. (solid exchange, reliable, old, hard to get verified tho) (many complaints via telegram chat, kinda new/unpopular, worked fine for me, high withdraw fees)

Gemini was once my favorite USA bitcoin exchange, owned by the Winklevoss twins. Favorite because the prices/fees so low and the layout is nice and simple. Beginning of April they raised fee rates to be something worse than Coinbase. Still great simple layout, fees super high now, unfortunately. (one of most popular, solid, but i dont like it personally, supports some forks) Kraken is a really popular bitcoin and ethereum exchange. It has been around for long time and is well known for trying to get people involved in the Mtgox claims.

Coinbase is a San Francisco based Bitcoin trading site who’s committment is to “making bitcoin easy to use”. Their team consists of 3 people, Olaf Carlson-Wee, Fred Ehrsam, and Brian Armstrong. Their investors are Greg Kidd, Y Combinator, Garry Tan, Start Fund, Adam Draper, Funders Club, and IDG Ventures.

My personal experience with Coinbase was the smoothest and best of all the BTC trading sites out there. Their layout is the simplest. You’re bank account gets approved quickly with a small deposit that you must verify (the same way that Paypal verifies bank accounts). (quit using bcos their scammyness/bcash/brian armstrong). EDIT: Coinbase terminated my account without any reason given. I personally joined this exchange for trading BAR Titanium ICO coins. KuCoin has been solid, seems good so far about distribution of fork coins and not many allegations of stolen/missing coins. They did remove their referral bonus recently so that sucks. (has TONS of alts, almost every coin listing, terrible support) (lots of bad reports about withdraws, maybe paid FUD’ers, seems fine for me my btc withdraws all smooth, high withdraw fees)

EDIT: HitBTC does not credit accounts for promised forks. They also have removed all referrals and referral earnings. Their support has been claiming for almost a year that this will be fixed. (gave me free Tronix, solid so far) I’ve not used Mercatox yet but might finally try them out for claiming the LitecoinCash fork. I spoke with their rep already and they do allow US citizens. (seems solid, Hk-based i think, supports lots of forks, high withdraw fees, no USA allowed) (seems inactive anymore, dying imo, but still solid enough to use for some coins like ltc, xmr, btc, eth) Yobit is a kindof sketchy feeling Russian exchange, lots of fork coins though, good for temporarily holding for airdrops imo. Trollbox filled with Bitcoin LIZA hypers nonstop ranting about how great or shitty LIZA is (it’s ultimate shitcoin if you ask me). I submitted many support tickets and none replied in 3 months, until recently I received a generic reply to 1 ticket, that asked for a 0.001 BTC “tip”, wait 3 months for generic reply and ask tip? Ummm nope! I was needing to withdraw IFC (Infinitecoin) from Cryptopia, they were delisting IFC and created account with Coinegg very quickly and deposted my tokens there with no problems.




Paxful is not a bitcoin or crypto exchange, but it’s a service that allows you to purchase Bitcoin from Paypal or credit cards

HodlHodl –
P2P cryptocurrency exchange that doesn’t hold funds
Decentralized: global P2P trades without KYC/AML


coin mx logo Coin.Mx (closed July 2015)
Coin MX is a pretty new bitcoin exchange that allows you to buy bitcoin many ways including credit card purchases, both Visa and Mastercard (I personally used a MasterCard recently to purchase bitcoins at, for a steep fee, but still is nice to have the option available). You can also purchase Litecoins at CoinMx.

okcoin logo OK Coin (
Ok Coin is a worldwide crypto-currency trading platform. It resembles Coinbase quite a bit. It is mostly focused in for trading in China.

BTC-E BTC-E – (new)
BTC-E is a Russian-based Bitcoin exchange open since July 2011.

Vircurex Vircurex
Vircurex, the exchange platform for buying, selling and trading your Bitcoins and its various alt-chains. We currently support Bitcoin, Namecoin, Devcoin, Litecoin, Ixcoin, PPCoin, Terracoin

VirWoX VirWoX
VirWoX is where you can buy or sell Linden Dollars, Avination C$, and OMC for Euro, US dollars, Swiss Franc, and British Pounds. From my experience here, you can deposit funds to your VirWoX account via Paypal, then buy Linden Dollars, then you exchange those for Bitcoins. I ended up paying about $24 over priced for 1 Bitcoin. So if Bitcoins is what you want, expect to pay way overpriced amounts at VirWoX.

BTC China BTC China
BTC China is the #1 bitcoin exchange in China.

CaVirtEx Ca VirtEx (offline)
Trade, buy and sell bitcoins using VirtEx Canadian-only bitcoin exchange site.

Bitcoinary Bitcoinary (closed)

Bitfloor Bitfloor (closed)
Bitfloor has ceased all operations and closed its doors recently. Bitfloor closing post.

Mt..Gox Mt.Gox (closed)
Mt.Gox is (WAS) the world’s largest Bitcoin exchange, BY FAR! According to their July 2011 date, Mt. Gox was handling over 80% of all Bitcoin trade.

My personal experience with Mt. Gox is a nightmare getting verified with them.

If you know of anymore Bitcoin exchange & trading sites please let me know. You can contact me here.

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