9 Best Cryptocurrency Exchanges In The World To Buy Any Altcoins

Best Cryptocurrency exchanges

Here is a consolidated list of best cryptocurrency exchanges with my comments:

  1. Cex: My favorite.
  2. Binance: Offers mobile app and probably the fastest growing exchange. If you need to pick only one, this is the best and #1 in 2019.
  3. Bitmex: Very popular with high volume. Idle for margin trading.
  4. CoinMama: Old but gold and let you buy BTC and ETH instantly.
  5. CoinBase: A U.S.A. regulated exchange based out of California.
  6. OkEx: A reliable exchange which are listing many top projects. Also, has a native token that incentivizes users for trading.
  7. KuCoin: One of the strongest exchange that also offers a mobile app (Android and iOS). A lot of exciting features including Margin trading, Exchange coin (KCS) and many more. They have been constantly updating their mobile apps to make it one of the best in the industry.
  8. Bittrex: Another high-quality exchange with a lot of coins
  9. Changehero: Instantly convert any cryptocurrency to any of your choices. Great for instant conversion

Slowly and steadily, Bitcoin and altcoins are getting attention from more investors all around the world.

And why not? These cryptocurrencies are time and again proving themselves to be a safe haven against the government’s inflationary policies.

That’s why some people are even earning interest on crypto, while some are doing pure speculation with short-term trading (i.e. buy low, sell high).

And let’s not forget about those who are just starting off by looking around to find the answer to questions like:

  • Where do I buy such currencies?
  • What are the best cryptocurrency exchanges?

But before we talk about the best exchanges out there, I need to tell you that it’s not too late to get invested in cryptocurrencies. At the time of this writing, the Bitcoin and altcoin market is at an all-time high, with a market cap of $219 billion. I believe we will cross the $300 billion mark later this year.

So now that you know you should invest, here’s where you need to go to do that.

Note: This list is starting from easy to use exchanges and moving towards some of the advanced exchanges.

9 Best Cryptocurrency Exchanges for Trading Cryptocurrency

1.Binance

Binance is a rapidly growing exchange that concluded its ICO on 21st July 2017 and raised 15,000,000 USD. The company is registered in Malta which is the crypto heaven and offers a blazing fast exchange.

Since its ICO to till date, it has grown tremendously and is now placed in top 10 cryptocurrency exchanges in the world. It now has more than 190 altcoins listed on it which are only increasing as the days are passing.

Binance being a centralized exchange has taken a unique take to expand its business and also provides a decent discount for day traders if they use BNB coins. BNB is Binance Coin which is the native currency of this platform.

Binance has a global exchange that is idle for everyone and has the highest liquidity. Users from the USA can signup for Binance.us , Singapore users can signup for Binance Singapore. Use the table below to pick the idle Binance exchange for your jurisdiction:

Binance GlobalSign up here (10% trading fees off)For everyone (Users from all country) except the USA
Binance USASign up here (Get $15)For the USA users
Binance SGSign up here (Get 100 SGD)Native exchange for Singapore users

Binance’s fee structure is also unique.

To start with they have 0.1% standard trading fee which is already quite less than other peers. You can even reduce your fee further if you pay your trading fee in BNB according to the below-shown structure.

To get started with Binance you need to register using your email ID and the process is quite simple & fast. Binance is one of the few exchanges that offers mobile app for iOS and Android.

Read: Binance Review: Features, Fees in 2019 (Beginner’s Guide)

Being using it for a while, I find it too easy to trade cryptocurrency while on the move. You can watch this video to learn how to use their mobile app.

They also have aggressive plans like multi-lingual support, mobile apps for both iOS and Android users, Binance Angel Program,  and the Community Coin Per Month etc for more adoption of their platform.

2. Coinbase

Coinbase is a U.S. based crypto exchange that serves the global audience. They are beginner-friendly and offers great speed and reliability.

Using CoinBase you can quickly buy cryptocurrencies and trade at the same time. They have an app for both iOS and Android, which gives you the comfort of exchanging cryptocurrencies from anywhere.

The security standard of CoinBase is really high and they have been around for many years. CoinBase is supported in almost all the continent (Africa, Asia Australia, Europe, North America, South America)

Coinbase also supports popular stable coins such as DAI, USDC which is an important aspect of any popular cryptocurrency exchange.

3. BitMex

BitMex is high volume crypto exchange created by a talented team of economists, high-frequency traders and web developers for the crypto community.

Here you will never find any issues regarding the liquidity of your cryptocurrencies.

The primary currency traded on this exchange is Bitcoin and its future contracts.

Apart from Bitcoin contracts, one can also play around with future contracts for altcoins such as Bitcoin Cash, Ethereum, Cardano, Litecoin, Ripple.

The registration process on BitMex is quite simple where you just need to register through your email ID and their fee structure is also quite straightforward as shown below:

CoinsLeverageMaker FeeTaker FeeSettlement Fee
Bitcoin (XBT)100x-0.0250%0.0750%0.0500%
Bitcoin Cash (BCH)20x-0.0500%0.2500%0.0000%
Cardano (ADA)20x-0.0500%0.2500%0.0000%
Ethereum (ETH)50x-0.0500%0.2500%0.0000%
Litecoin (LTC)33.33x-0.0500%0.2500%0.0000%
Ripple (XRP)20x-0.0500%0.2500%0.0000%

4. KuCoin

KuCoin is another easy and hassle-free cryptocurrency exchange. KuCoin offers many popular and unique coin such as DragonChain, $KCS, and many others. Just like Binance, they offer a fully functional mobile app for Android and iOS.

To get started with KuCoin, you can deposit any crypto of your choice ex: BTC and start trading. Personally, I have been using KuCoin for the past 2 years and they have been constantly adding new features.

5. Bitfinex

Bitfinex is another one of the largest and most popular cryptocurrency exchanges out there.

Based out of Hong Kong and operational since 2014, it gives its users the option to trade the following 13 cryptocurrencies in exchange for USD or BTC:

  • Bitcoin
  • Bcash
  • Dash
  • Ethereum
  • Zcash
  • Monero
  • Litecoin
  • Ethereum Classic
  • OmiseGO
  • EOS
  • IOTA
  • Santiment
  • Ripple

Update: They have added a lot more cryptos recently.

Unlike Bittrex and Poloniex, you can trade using USD (with a wire fee of at least $20). Also, users will need to pay a trade fee which varies from 0.1% to 0.8% (details here).

Also, whenever you withdrawal or deposit anything, you are charged a certain fee:

Bitfinex Fees

On Bitfinex, if you are a pro-trader, you will find advanced trading tools such as limit orders, stop orders, trailing stop, fill or kill, TWAP, and others, along with different market charts.

To get started on Bitfinex, you need to registerverify your ID, and authenticate yourself. It typically takes 15-20 business days after submitting valid ID proof before you’re accepted into the platform.

And whenever you get bored with the web version or want to trade on-the-go, you can use Bitfinex’s Android and iOS mobile apps.

6. Changehero

Changehero is one of the easiest ways to get ahold of various cryptocurrencies.

Changehero has a proven track record of consistently good products being put out into the crypto-space.

One of the best things about Changehero is that you don’t need to go through any lengthy verification or registration process. You just log in with your email ID (or any email ID) and start exchanging!

Currently, it supports more than 35 cryptocurrencies along with fiat pairs such as USD/EUR. It is one of the best and easiest to use exchanges out there. 

When you use Changhero to exchange cryptocurrency, the matching engine connect in real time to some of the best and busiest cryptocurrency exchanges in the market to get you the best price.

Usually, when using Changehero, a crypto-to-crypto exchange takes 2 to 20 minutes.

They charge a commission fee of 0.5% on each trade, which I think is minimal in exchange for the volatility and risk that they bear on behalf of their users. In addition to the commission, a miner’s fee is also paid by the user and is deducted directly from their crypto balance.

But all you need in order to buy from Changehero is a VISA/MasterCard (credit/debit card) and a wallet where you want to receive your new coins.

The procedure is very simple.

Head toward  Changhero, and follow the steps given in this guide.

Note: Though this guide shows how to buy Ripple in exchange for BTC, the process is exactly the same to buy any other Changehero-supported cryptocurrency. 

7. Huobi Pro

Huobi Pro

Huobi Pro is an international cryptocurrency exchange that originated in China but now has moved across the world to serve a maximum number of investors. It is based out of Singapore and has been operating in this space successfully for the last five years.

As we speak, it occupies the #3 spot on CoinMarketCap’s list of exchanges by volume and has 244 cryptocurrency pairs. Hence, needless to say, of this, you will never face liquidity problems on this exchange.

They also have mobile apps for both Android and iOS for users who want to trade cryptos on the go.

Their registration process is also pretty simple and straightforward, so go ahead and do the needful. Oh, and just so you know, the exchange fee is also pretty low. Have fun.

Do read, Huobi Exchange Review : Pros and cons

8. Bittrex

Bittrex is a US-based cryptocurrency exchange that provides you the option to trade more than 190 cryptocurrencies at a time. They are well-regulated and compliant with all of the current US rules, so crypto users need not worry about the safety of their funds.

Bittrex handles one of the largest BTC trading volumes out of all the exchanges in the world.

Here, the users (buyers/sellers) decide the rates in which they want to trade, and Bittrex charges them a small service fee for providing this platform (0.25%).

To get started with Bittrex, you need to register and log in through your email ID, but to withdraw funds, you need to do a KYC by submitting your ID documents and phone number, as well as enabling two-factor authentication for higher limits.

But one good thing about Bittrex is the account verification happens quite fast.

Bittrex supports two types of accounts:

  • Basic Account – withdrawal funds worth up to 3 BTC/day.
  • Advanced Account – withdrawal funds worth up to 100 BTC/day.

Bittrex is a “crypto-only” exchange, meaning it doesn’t allow you to deposit fiat currencies such as USD, EUR, GBP, etc.

They provide access to advanced trading tools like candlestick charts and crosshairs, but the user interface is quite clean and intuitive, so newbies should have no problems.

You can visit Bittrex and open a Bittrex account by following this official step by step guide here.

9. Poloniex

Founded by Tristan D’Agosta, Poloniex has been operational since January 2014 and is undoubtedly one of the biggest cryptocurrency exchanges in the world.

It is based out of the United States and offers +100 cryptocurrencies to its users to trade.

When you talk about trade volumes, nothing beats Poloniex. In 2017, Poloniex had the highest volume for ETH because it supports an independent Ethereum market as well as a BTC market.

Poloniex

It is a crypto-only exchange, but you can start trading easily by depositing USDT (Tether dollars).

Poloniex also has zoomable candlestick charts for 5-minutes, 15-minutes, 30-minutes, 2-hours, 4-hours, and 1-day, along with a stop-limit feature for advanced cryptocurrency traders.

Poloniex charges a fee of 0.15% to 0.25% on all trades depending upon whether you are a maker or a taker.

Poloniex Fees

So if you are looking to trade a variety of altcoins, then you should give Poloniex a shot.

To get started with Poloniex, follow this official guide.

Remember: As soon as you sign up for Poloniex using your email, do make sure to enable two-factor authentication!

The Best Crypto Exchanges

ExchangeRating
Binance9.3/10
KuCoin8.1/10
Huobi Pro6.2/10
Changehero7.7/10
Bittrex8/10
Poloniex6/10
Bitfinex9.1/10
BitMex6/10
 CoinBase 9.1/10

Using the above cryptocurrency exchanges will allow you to buy almost all of the cryptos you could ever want to buy.

However, there are a few more cryptocurrency exchanges that you should have an account with, as there are a few coins that are only available there. It’s a good idea to have an account on most of these, which will save time when you discover a winning coin.

I will update this post as I find other trustable and feature-rich cryptocurrency exchanges. For now, you can consider joining our Telegram channel to stay updated with all the latest info.

I hope these insights help you in choosing the best cryptocurrency exchange for you to use.

But one word of caution:

  • Don’t use these exchanges as a wallet to HODL your cryptos.

If you are storing cryptocurrencies on these exchanges for a few hours or even a few days for the sake of trading, then it’s probably OK. Otherwise, this is a bad practice.

Large-scale hacks like Mt. Gox can happen at any time. I would strongly recommend you to use the Ledger Nano S or a wallet like Atomic, where you can store a lot of different cryptos and control your private keys.

So now it’s your turn to tell me: Which one of these exchanges do you like the best? Also, what’s another great exchange that I haven’t listed here? Let me hear your thoughts in the comments below!

Are any cryptocurrency exchanges regulated

There are a few exchanges that are regulated. For example, Coinbase, CEX, Coinmama are regulated.

Which are the best cryptocurrency exchanges?

As mentioned above, here are the 10 best crypto exchanges:
Binance
Bitmex
CoinBase
Okex
CEX
Coinmama
KuCoin
Bittrex
Changehero

Which cryptocurrency exchange has the lowest fees

Binance and Deribit offer the lowest fees at this moment.

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96 thoughts on “9 Best Cryptocurrency Exchanges In The World To Buy Any Altcoins”

  1. Hi,Can I open an acount on Bittrex for trading various coins,and what document will need for approve my acount, please guide

    1. CoinSutra Support

      @Ramesh,

      Normally they ask for the mobile number and other national IDs such as Aadhar/PAN/DL etc.

    1. @Shiren
      Not yet. As of now, Bitfinex supports 17 cryptos with USD pair.

      Apart from that, you can trade in USDT though for more than 50 currencies on Poloniex and Bittrex.

  2. Nice list Sudhir. I was wondering if you have any or know of any areas on the web that show a compiled list of all of the cryptocurrency exchanges that exist?

    1. Nope not in my knowledge but we will be soon compiling a list with important details on coinsutra.

  3. my question is ,if we want to add a new crypto coin to exchanges ,for that every exchnage will charge ,so i am asking if we have 3 bitcoins,so how many exchanges we can get with that 3 bitcoin to list the new coin in exchanges

  4. Which exchange leaves the least amount of crumbles ? I notice that Binance is taking a lot of them.

    And in Bittrex you cannot always sell the exact amount that you bought.

    Any experience like this ?

    1. currently, it works like this only.
      Those crumbles are left because of the various buy/sell prices and amount ratio.

  5. Hello bro.
    Appreciate your hardwork. Thanks.
    As you said, ‘Don’t use these exchanges as a wallet to HODL your cryptos.’
    Do you suggest any ‘as a wallet’ that we can use with trust & ease ?

    1. @MyLimit
      Hardware wallets are the safest and the one that I use is Ledger Nano S.
      If you are holding a small amoount of cryptos like less than $300 or so, then you can use a mobile wallet such as coinomi, Mycelium and others.

  6. What exchanges among these 7 have
    (1) Fastest processing times and not “pending” messages, in other words hassle free in terms of transaction waiting times ?
    (2) ease of exchange, crypto coins to hard currencies ($, pound etc) ?

  7. Would you recommend to keep the currencies in these exchanges or move them to any wallets for security reson. How much wuld you trust the exchanges like Coindelta & Koinex on long term horizon to keep you currencies?

    1. Move to a wallet.
      We don’t trust any exchange for holding cryptos.
      We leave it there max for 1-2 days with an assumption that we will be lucky

  8. Hi Sudhir/Harsh
    Blockchain and Coinbase is blocked in UAE , so if i want to trade whats the best way?
    If i m going to travel to another country very soon, then i can invest thru Blockchain or Coinbase and transfer my coins to any available worldwide exchange, will i be able to trade it in UAE thru these exchanges that you advice?
    Please advice ,
    Thank you

  9. Hello There,

    I am a NRI based in Bahrain in Middle East. Can you kindly advise the best exchanges to buy Crypto which will also enable me to transfer them smoothly to another exchange where i can buy Altcoins?

    Also, can you i use my India NRE Account for buying and withdrawal?

    Thank you
    Amit

    1. You can use above list all exchanges I believe- Changelly, Bittrex, and Binance are good to start with as they have almost all top currencies.

      For Withdrawals in INR use CoinSecure or Zebpay to convert your BTC to INR and then directly into your account.

  10. Israel Chukwuemeka

    i am in nigeria, africa, what platforms would you suggest i use for exchange and trading, and what wallet is best for storing cryptos in africa.. thanks

    1. You should use Changelly if you are using it for the first time.
      Grow your comfort level from there to Bittrex and Binance. (You should register and make account on both because you never know when they stop taking new registrations).

      Wallets- I prefer Ledger Nano S, Trezor, Exodus and Coinomi wallets for most currencies. You will not find a wallet that supports all currencies.

  11. How can I store my coins? For example if I have 100 Ripple that I bought from Binance and won’t sell it for at least two years. What should I do and if i want to store it in a very save place, how and what place? Thank you!

    1. You can buy a Hardware wallet. Storing for years on any exchange is not recommended from us.

  12. Great list.
    Binance seems to become very popular. I registered an account there yesterday and will check it out.

    What is the best way to store less popular cryptos? I have a Nano Ledger S but it only supports so many cryptos…
    I don’t want to use my phone for anything crypto related as I see it as being unsafe.
    Are there other hardware wallets which support different/more cryptos?
    Or what about software wallets (on PC)? Are they safe enough?
    Or do you have other safe alternatives?
    Thanks.

    1. Coinomi Mobile wallet, Exodus Desktop Wallet, MyEtherWallet, Ledger Nano S should be good for you. No wallet supports all cryptos!!

      1. I am aware that there is no wallet that supports all (unfortunately).
        I’ll check out your suggestion.
        Thanks for the fast reply!

  13. Hi I am from Pune India, I wanted to start in Crypto concurrency, Where should I start, I have created account on Binance but not getting what to do there as i am not familiar with all this, is there any step by step process, Thanks in advance.

      1. how to do this – Also you need to buy BTC from Indian exchanges and then send that BTC on Binance to buy altcoins.

  14. Hi, I have read your article and would like to start trading in cryptocurrencies, but I have a few questions please.

    Which is the best trading platform for the UK

    From all the points about not holding coins in a wallet are you suggesting buy and selling in short periods, days or weeks rather than holding on to them

    Which is the best trading platform without having to provide large amounts of validation details to trade.

    Many thanks

      1. Thanks Sudhir, I want to trade in my different currencies, not just Bit Coins but CEX.io is currently closed to new registration, any other suggestion

        Many thanks

  15. Bitflyer is very legit. I from the States and have been using it to enter the market for a couple months and it has worked perfectly. An upvote foe Kucoin too so far so good, but Binance is king in my book.

    1. Both are good. Some coins you won’t find on Kucoin and some you won’t find on Cryptopia. So I will use both if I am in your place.

  16. Jim Stevenson Mercure

    Hi! Thanks for the excellent post! Can you advise the best exchange for trading with The US?

  17. Good day,

    Great article. I’m from Canada, I’m new to cryptocurrencies, I’m looking to buy IOTA with USD or CAD and I don’t want to put 10000USD to open an account. Do you have any idea about which platform would be the best for me.

    Thank you!

    1. Buy BTC from a trusted source/exchange in Canada then send that BTC to Binance and exchange it for IOTA.

  18. Hi Harsh,

    Thanks for the review.

    I am looking for an exchange that offers Zilliqa (ZIL). It appears that only Gate.io offers this coin and I am considering opening an account with them.

    I have come across a number of negative reviews calling Gate.io a scam and people losing or not able to withdraw their funds.

    Do you have updated info on Gate.io? Do you have first hand experience with them? What is your opinion?

    Paul

    1. Gate.io is going well for us. We heard scam noise regarding Gatehub, not Gate. Still, if you have some weblink you can share for a scrutiny.

      1. He I am using Etoro, but both Etoro,Plus500, Avatrade are CFD s brokers, that means that you speculate in some of their owned crypto currencies, but you don t own these coins. But What Mr. Khatwani has published above, are real crypto exchanges that you may but a real crypto coins from them.
        Be sure to know the difference between CFD s brokers or real crypto coins/tokens brokers.

  19. Binance is good while I am being indifferent about bittrex because of their verification process. I have been trying to enhance my verification process for a long time even when my documents are legible, the system continues to show error messages.

  20. Dear Harsh,

    Great article. I am new to cryptos. I have registered myself in Binance but it does not allow to deposit in EUR. I am located in Germany. I also heard that Binance is not registered in Germany so withdraw will be a challenge. how can i move further in this.

    1) Can you suggest a good wallet to store currencies?
    2) Can you suggest some video or website to learn about trading (i can look myself in google, but getting a suggestion from an expert like you, would be beneficial?

    Thanks,

    Tarun

    1. Binance doesn’t support any Fiat currencies yet.

      1) Ledger Nano S is the best option if you plan to hold currencies for a longer term.
      2) We don’t trade. We believe in fundamental analysis and hold good coins until they acquire a fair market share.

      Thanks

  21. Hi Harsh,

    I saw that only in bitfinex is able to trade crypto currency for fiat.
    Is there any other exchange that allow to trade crypro for fiat money?
    Could you suggest any exchange that is trading also in EUR?

    Thanks,
    Ivaylo

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