Cryptocurrency Exchanges

Which crypto exchanges should you use and why? These are my recommended exchanges based on the coins available and the general market trust of the exchanges. I have used all of these personally, but remember all crypto is a risk!


Bittrex is a large USA based exchange, with many users. I've used them since around June 2017 and had no issues with the system.

Built and operated in the United States, Bittrex is the next generation crypto trading platform created by security professionals. We 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.

Bittrex website

Coin highlights

  • ARK
  • XMR
  • POWR
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Binance is based in Hong Kong and Tokyo and has great exposure to some otherwise difficult to get coins.

Led by Changpeng Zhao, our team have experience in both wall-street and crypto finance. Our team also have a track record of successful startups under our belt.

Binance website

Coin highlights

  • Iota
  • REQ
  • WTC

Side notes

  • Mild risk due to being located in Hong Kong and the Chinese governments opinions on crypto.
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Bitfinex is one of the largest exchanges and allows margin trading. It's the exchange I have used for the longest, but has a limited amount of coins available.

Bitfinex is a full-featured spot trading platform for the major cryptocurrencies. The platform offers leveraged margin trading through our peer-to-peer funding market.

Binance website

Coin highlights

  • Iota
  • Dash
  • Monero
  • QASH

Side notes

  • Mild risk due to rumours around Tether concerns and liquidity.
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