ExchangeProsConsFeesDeposit & Withdrawal LimitAvailable for credit card purchaseID verification required for trading
Gemini
Gemini
The next generation digital asset platform built for businesses and investors. Buy, sell, and store both bitcoin and ether with superior trading features, security, and regulatory oversight.
  • Extremely quick response from customer support.
  • ACH deposits (up to $500/day) are immediately available for trading.
  • Reimburses $20 for wire transfer fee.
  • FDIC-insured.
  • Limited currencies.
  • 0.25% base taker fee + 0.1% discount depending on 30 day trading volume. 0.25% base maker fee + discount schedule based on user's 30 day trading volume and buy/sell ratio.ACH transfer have daily deposit limit of $500 & $10000 withdrawal limit. No limit for wire, BTC, ETH transfer.NoYes
    Shapeshift
    Shapeshift
    The Safest, Fastest Asset Exchange on Earth. Trade any leading blockchain asset for any other. Protection by Design. No Account Needed
  • Instant currency exchange.
  • Intuitive UI.
  • Does not hold your money.
  • Unable to deposit using ACH transfer/bank wire.
  • No exchange/service fees. Only miner feesNo limitNoNo
    Bitshares
    Bitshares DEX
    BitShares provides a high-performance decentralized exchange, with all the features you would expect in a trading platform. It can handle the trading volume of the NASDAQ, while settling orders the second you submit them.
  • Cheapest trading fee.
  • Decentralized exchange.
  • No Limits.
  • IOUs & fiat currencies are tradeable.
  • Reserves are available for emergencies.
  • Unable to deposit using ACH transfer/bank wire.
  • Few cents per tradeNo limitNoNo
    Www.gdax
    Gdax
    GDAX offers institutions and professionals the ability to trade a variety of digital currencies like Bitcoin, Ethereum, and more on a regulated U.S. based exchange.
  • 0% maker fee.
  • FDIC-insured.
  • 98% of digital assets are stored in cold storage.
  • Easy to use interface.
  • Unresponsive Customer Support. (Avg response time varies highly).
  • Verification process has been taking weeks lately.
  • Limited currencies.
  • 0% maker fee & taker fee starts at 0.3% and goes down depending on the 30 day trade volume$10,000 daily deposit & withdrawal limit for verified usersNoYes
    Bittrex
    Bittrex
    At Bittrex.com, we take pride in supporting both new and established cryptocurrencies, providing you with an ever-growing selection of trading and investing opportunities. We conduct compliance audits on all new coin launches, ensuring that our users have the information they need to make informed trades.
  • Has 190+ coins in the market.
  • Moderately timely response from customer support.
  • Quick turnaround for identity verification
  • Absence of insurance for hacked accounts.
  • Confusing UX.
  • Unable to deposit using ACH transfer/bank wire
  • 0.25% for each trade100 BTC withdrawal limit for enhanced accountsNoYes
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    Kraken
    Kraken is the largest Bitcoin exchange in euro volume and liquidity and also trading Canadian dollars, US dollars, British pounds and Japanese yen.
  • Moderately timely response from customer support.
  • Large Euro trading volume.
  • Good reputation-approved by the German bank.
  • Too many steps to place an order.
  • Absence of insurance for hacked accounts.
  • Depends on the currency pairs, but generally starts at 0.16% maker fee & 0.26% taker fee$25,000 daily deposit & withdrawal limit after verifyingNoNo
    Hitbtc
    Hitbtc
    HitBTC is aimed to become a global platform for companies dealing with virtual currencies, providing most advance exchange and clearing technologies.
  • Has many IOUs for recent icos.
  • Absence of insurance for hacked accounts.
  • Unable to deposit using ACH transfer/bank wire.
  • 0.1% maker fee & 0.01% rebate$10,000 limit for both daily deposit & withdrawal for qualified accountsNoYes
    Supernet
    Supernet EasyDEX
    A decentralized exchange that not only allows users to exchange cryptocurrencies among themselves without entrusting their funds to a third party but also a system that provides speed and liquidity
  • Decentralized Exchange.
  • Cheap trading fees.
  • Limited currencies.
  • Still in beta.
  • Unable to deposit using ACH transfer/bank wire.
  • approximately 0.001%No limitNoNo
    Wavesplatform
    Waves DEX
    DEX allows users to trade their tokens — including WAVES, BTC and any other assets issued on the Waves platform — completely trustlessly and without having to move their funds to a centralised exchange
  • Decentralized Exchange.
  • Cheap trading fees.
  • Limited currencies.
  • Unable to deposit using ACH transfer/bank wire.
  • Standard Network fees much lower than 0.2%No limitNoNo
    Cex
    Cex
    CEX.IO offers cross-platform trading via website, mobile app, WebSocket and REST API, providing access to high liquidity orderbook for top currency pairs on the market. Instant Bitcoin buying and selling is available via simplified bundle interface.
  • 0% maker fee.
  • Much cleaner UI compared to others.
  • Has generous refund policy.
  • Supports credit card purchase with the lowest fees.
  • Absence of insurance for hacked accounts.
  • No mention of what % of digital assets are in cold storage.
  • Does not support many US states.
  • Limited currencies.
  • 0% maker fee & 0.2% taker fee that goes down depending on the 30 day trade volume$10,000 daily deposit & withdrawal limit for verified usersYesNo
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    Korbit
    The world's first Bitcoin-Korean Won exchange, built with cutting-edge technology and a customer-centric approach.
  • Korea's largest crypto exchange.
  • Good remittance program
  • Only people who have Korean cellphones can verify.
  • Absence of insurance for hacked accounts.
  • Depends on the trade volume, starts at 0.100% taker fee & 0.200% maker feeUnlimited deposit & max of 40BTC withdrawal limitNoYes
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    Liqui
    Digital Asset Exchange
  • No withdrawal & deposit limit.
  • Has many altcoins in the market.
  • Offers IOU trading for ico tokens.
  • Quick response from Customer Support.
  • Some customers have complained about the difficulty with withdrawing.
  • Absence of insurance for hacked accounts.
  • Instruction on the site is lacking.
  • 0.1% maker fee & 0.25% taker feeNo limitNoNo
    Www.bitfinex
    Bitfinex
    Bitfinex offers the most liquid exchange in the world, allowing users to easily exchange Bitcoin, Ethereum, Ethereum Classic, Zcash, Monero, Litecoin, Dash, Iota, and Ripple against USD or BTC with minimal slippage.
  • Only exchange that doesn't require verification to make deposit & withdrawal.
  • Decent alternative to gdax&coinbase for eth btc purchase.
  • 99.5% of coins are stored in cold storage.
  • Decent FAQ site.
  • Limited tradeable currencies.
  • User accounts have been hacked in the past.
  • Absence of insurance for hacked accounts.
  • Depends on the trade volume, starts at 0.1% taker fee & 0.2% maker feeNo limitNoNo
    Poloniex
    Poloniex
    US-based digital asset exchange offering maximum security and advanced trading features.
  • Has majority of altcoins in the market.
  • Majority of coins are in cold-storage.
  • Does not support some US states.
  • Known for terrible customer support.
  • Withdrawing is getting increasingly difficult.
  • Unable to deposit using ACH transfer/bank wire.
  • Starts at 0.15% taker fee & 0.25% maker fee and the rates go down depending on the trading volume$25,000 limit after verificationNoNo