Best Blockchain Trading Platforms

by Media Shower Editorial Team on 09/19/2018

“Our team has researched the best trading platforms in the blockchain industry and curated a detailed list to make evaluation easier. Our custom scoring takes multiple factors into account to rank solutions on a scale from 0 to 5.

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Name Description Year Established Cost per Trade Monthly Web Traffic Number of Devices / Systems Supported Alexa Rank Score
Binance Binance offers high performance trading, with the capability of processing 1.4 million orders per second. Supporting multiple coins including BTC, ETH, LTC, and BNB, the platform also offers multilingual support, and works on all devices including web, Android, iOS, mobile web, Windows phone, and macOS. The company has strong relationships with industry leaders, investors, and advisors 2017 0.10% 39,180,000 6 738 4
eToro eToro began in 2007 with a team that wanted to make trading accessible to anyone and reduce dependency on traditional financial institutions. It is the world’s leading social trading network, and as of 2017, the site expanded its cryptocurrency offerings to include a range of popular currencies like ETH, XRP, and others. Users can create a portfolio with cryptocurrencies, stocks, ETFs, and more. 2007 0.47% 10,500,00 3 5,463 4

Localbitcoins is different from most bitcoin trading sites, because it allows direct trades from one individual to another. The site is designed to allow people from different countries to exchange their local currency to bitcoins, posting ads where they state the exchange rate and payment methods. Buyers are protected with escrow or transaction services for their trades.

2012 0% 6,120,000 1 5,415 3.5
Coinbase Coinbase was established in 2012 in San Francisco. It is a digital currency wallet and trading platform where consumers and merchants can transact currencies like bitcoin, Litecoin, and Ethereum. Having raised $217 million from the world’s leading investors, Coinbase has more than 20 million users who have traded more than $150 billion in digital currency. 2012 1.49% 33,650,000 2 1,155 3.5
BitFinex BitFinex is a full-featured spot trading platform for cryptocurrencies including BTC, ETH, EOS, NEO, and many more. The site also offers leveraged margin trading through peer-to-peer funding, so users can securely trade with up to 3.3x leverage. The site offers a customizable interface that allows users to organize their workspace according to their specific needs. 2012 0.20% 7,950,000 3 6,550 3.5
HitBTC HitBTC originated in the UK by Estonian and Israeli crypto specialists and offers a collection of the most common crypto-to-crypto trading pairs. A steadily rising trading volume has provided good liquidity and a narrowing bid-ask spread. The site offers two-factor authentication and is designed to be simple to use. User interfaces are available in English and Chinese. 2013 0.10% 7,050,000 2 4,730 3.5
Kraken Kraken was founded in 2011 in San Francisco, and is the largest Bitcoin exchange in terms of euro volume and liquidity. It also trades Canadian dollars, U.S. dollars, British pounds, and Japanese yen. The first Bitcoin exchange to display trading price and volume on the Bloomberg Terminal, Kraken was also the first to pass a cryptographically verifiable proof-of-reserves audit. 2011 0.26% 5,350,000 2 10,273 3

Poloniex offers dozens of advanced technical indicators and a robust API for users’ trading activities. Most deposits are kept in air-gapped cold storage, with only what is needed for active trading used. Activity is monitored for suspicious activity 24/7, and the company accesses the latest tokens and technologies, while welcoming ideas from cryptocurrency technology developers.

2014 0.20% 9,590,000 1 4,634 3
Bitmex Bitmex offers a peer-to-peer trading platform with leveraged contracts bought and sold in Bitcoin. The platform only handles Bitcoin, so all profits and losses are in Bitcoin, even when trades are made with altcoin contracts. The trading dashboard allows users to select the instrument to trade, select leverage, place and cancel orders, and view all pertinent contract information. 2015 0.08% 10,320,000 1 6,681 3
Kucoin Kucoin strives to provide users digital asset transaction and exchange services with safety and convenience. The site integrates premium assets worldwide on a state-of-the-art transaction platform. It is a full-featured spot trading platform for many digital assets and cryptocurrencies, including BTC, ETH, NEO, EOS, USDT, and KCS (KuCoin Shares, the platform’s own cryptocurrency). 2017 0.10% 9,400,00 3 5,557 3 is a digital asset exchange that is particularly popular for trading currencies not found on other exchanges, such as Atmos, Spectrecoin, and more. The site is designed to be easy to use and has a marketplace where users can sell anything in exchange for cryptocurrency. Based in New Zealand, Cryptopia is one of the most popular cryptocurrency exchanges based on trading volume. 2014 0.20% 8,680,000 1 4,749 3
Bitstamp Since 2013, London-based Bitstamp has striven to provide reliable and easy-to-use services for companies and individuals to exchange digital currencies. It offers transparent volume-based pricing with no hidden fees, and allows instant trades, accepting all major credit cards. Ninety-eight percent of digital funds are stored offline for security, and the company is audited annually. 2013 0.25% 4,250,000 3 13,159 2.5 was established in 2013 as a cloud mining provider and developed into a multifunctional cryptocurrency exchange with over one million users. The platform offers trading via web, mobile app, WebSocket, and REST API, and instant Bitcoin buying and selling is available via a simplified bundle interface. The site is designed for Bitcoin beginners through experienced institutional traders. 2013 0.25% 2,390,000 3 16,164 2.5 was introduced in early 2015 and is a cryptocurrency exchange focused primarily on Chinese and Russian traders. The site offers hundreds of currency pairs against BTC, and trades in Russian Roubles as well as U.S. Dollars. The platform has traded over $32 million US, and offers lottery and gambling services as well as cryptocurrency trading. 2015 0.20% 8,620,000 1 5,253 2.5 is one of the newer cryptocurrency trading sites and strives to offer users hassle-free access to many harder-to-find coins. The site is also designed to assist investors with finding information related to market trends and their preferred currencies. The platform is a crypto-to-crypto exchange, supporting BTC, ETH, USDT, QTUM, and others, with around $40 million in daily trading activity. 2017 0.20% 2,730,000 3 16,249 2.5
Changelly Changelly has operated since 2015, providing users the ability to instantly and seamlessly exchange over 100 different altcoins at the best market rates. Users can also buy altcoins using a bank card. The site has over 2 million registered users and processes more than 15,000 transactions weekly. Changelly offers an intuitive interface, secure transactions and the best exchange rates. 2013 0.50% 1,980,000 3 24,222 2
HBUS HBUS is located in San Francisco and is the exclusive U.S. strategic partner of Huobi. Huobi is one of the world’s leading virtual currency trading providers, with more than $50 billion worth of virtual currencies traded worldwide. HBUS believes that digital assets built upon distributed ledgers are revolutionizing finance and strives to be a reliable and efficient marketplace for its users. 2018 0.10% 103,200 1 291,226 1.5
Coinmama Coinmama is registered in Slovakia but owned by a company headquartered in Israel. The site provides users with a platform for buying BTC and ETH with credit cards. It does not provide a platform for trading cryptocurrencies, and doesn’t allow users to sell cryptocurrencies. The site is considered one of the fastest and easiest ways to buy cryptocurrencies. 2013 5% 650,950 1 46,969 1.5
Gemini Gemini is a licensed digital asset exchange and custodian made for institutions and individuals. It is based in New York and is regulated by the New York State Department of Financial Services. The platform was designed by top technologists and security engineers with a “security-first” mentality. It offers an easy-to-use platform, customer support, and a comprehensive Help center for users. 2015 1% 1,240,000 1 21,415 1
ChainRift ChainRift is a cryptocurrency exchange launched by 21MIL, a consultancy and development team dedicated to building products and services around the Bitcoin space. ChainRift was built when we felt there was a need for a user-friendly and functional exchange, targeting casual users as well as seasoned traders. We offer an intuitive trading platform that allows you to execute orders in lightning-quick fashion, without overcomplicating anything. 2017 0.25% 159,000 1 205,382 1.5