eToro is an innovative and versatile trading platform where you can trade stocks, ETFs, currencies, cryptocurrencies, incides, and commodities.
eToro works as a social investment platform with its 'CopyTrading' feature which allows users to view, follow and copy the network's top traders automatically.
Tel Aviv Israel
eToro offers a state-of-the-art, fully-managed cold storage Custody as a Service (CaaS) solution. eToro is a legitimate broker and trading platform and are regulated in Europe by the Cyprus Securities and Exchange Commission and in the UK by the Financial Conduct Authority (FCA). They are also registered with the U.S. Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC).
Foxbit is a well known onramp for Brazilian traders looking to convert Brazilian Real to Bitcoin.
With over 650,000 users, Foxbit represents a 41% market share of the Bitcoin market in Brazil.
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FoxBit claims that a large percentage of funds are being stored in a cold wallet. This being said, the exchange has not been immune to security breaches. An incident in April 2018 caused around 58 Bitcoin ($540,000) to be withdrawn from the exchage. Foxbit has since strengthened security.
Cex.io started in 2013 as a Bitcoin exchange and cloud mining provider which has since become a multi-functional exchange, trusted by over half a million users.
The exchange has developed a multi-level account system with an individual approach to each customer, from Bitcoin beginners to institutional traders.
Worldwide coverage, multiple payment options, and 24/7 support are accompanied by time-proven platform stability that guarantees the safety of assets and data.
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CEX is authorized as an MSB by FinCEN and has a Level 2 PCI DSS data security clearance. CEX shows a required level of security and due diligence for storage, processing and transmission of payment card data.
LocalBitcoins works as a decentralized exchange, facilitating P2P (peer-to-peer) Bitcoin sales by allowing users to list their own buy/sell advertisements.
By using the site users can create and list advertisements, communicate with prospective buyers and sellers and confirm all the transaction details before finalizing any trade.
Users can either meet in person or trade online.
LocalBitcoins allows for private purchases and can be used worldwide; it also allows users to make purchases via a number of different payment methods and doesn’t impose buying or selling limits.
LocalBitcoins has a strong reputation for being reliable and safe to use. Security-enhancing features like two-factor authentication (2FA), Login Guard, support staff, and a feedback-driven reputation system all contribute to the safety and security for users. Also, the fact that all online trades are protected by escrow.
With millions of active users, an international market, and strategic investors on board, Kraken, joins Coinbase and Binance to become the big three cryptocurrency exchanges in the global market.
Kraken provides cryptocurrency to fiat trading and provides price information to Bloomberg Terminal.
In February 2019, Kraken announced that it had raised US$100 million in a direct offering to its largest customers at a $4 billion valuation.
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Kraken is considered one of the safest bitcoin exchanges around. The platform provides cryptography-verified proof of reserve audits. These audits verify the total amount of cryptocurrency held by Kraken. The company appears to be well-capitalized and very safe to use.
EUR SEPA Deposit (Free) - EEA countries only
USD Bank Wire Deposit ($5 USD) - US only
EUR Bank Wire Deposit (€10) - outside US only
USD Bank Wire Deposit ($10 USD) - outside US only
JPY Bank deposit (Free, ¥5,000 deposit minimum) - Japan only
CAD Wire Deposit (Free)
Cryptocurrency: Fees vary
EUR SEPA Withdrawal (€0.09) - EEA countries only
USD Bank Wire Withdrawal ($5 USD) - US only
USD Bank Wire Withdrawal ($60 USD) - outside US only
OKCoin is a Chinese-based exchange that was founded in 2013 and is currently one of the more dominant platforms for Bitcoin trading.
OKCoin primarily services users from China and the Asian markets but accepts traders from all over the world.
OKCoin integrates bank-level SSL security encryption. In addition, cold storage for the majority of their cryptocurrency, GSLB and distributed servers, and real-time account monitoring of deposits and withdrawals.
Bitstamp is a well-established and respected cryptocurrency exchange that has become one of the most popular choices with cryptocurrency traders around the world.
Bitstamp provides trading services to traders from all around the world and is designed for both intermediate and experienced investors.
The exchange provides a user-friendly, intricate and advanced trading platform with sophisticated features.
98% of all funds on the exchange are kept in cold storage, meaning they are inaccessible to hackers. Additionally, Bitstamp insures these funds while using mandatory confirmation emails, 2FA, and SMS alerts to ensure secure accounts. On top of everything mentioned, the site also utilizes PGP to encrypt all uploaded files, keeping them private and secure
Bitfinex is a cryptocurrency exchange headquartered in Hong Kong and registered in the British Virgin Islands.
Bitfinex ranks among the top exchanges in terms of daily trading volumes and is one of the most well-known trading platforms albeit a troubled history of multiple hacks, loss of user funds, and other allegations.
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Bitfinex has had multiple hacking incidents including, in 2015 where customers funds were hacked, losing ~$400,000, and in 2016 ~$73 million was stolen from its customers' accounts. Bitfinex claims that 99.5% of user funds are stored in an offline, multisignature wallet; requiring 4 of 7 hardware security modules (HSMs) in possession by globally-distributed management team members to approve all transactions.
Changelly allows one to exchange one cryptocurrency for another and also buy using a bank card.
All this is done through a convenient and clean user-interface and a quick registration via email or social media account.
Changelly’s conversion mechanism is integrated into some of the biggest cryptocurrency platforms such as Poloniex, Bittrex, and Binance.
There are no geographical restrictions to the service that Changelly provides, so it can be accessed from anywhere in the world.
Changelly offers two-factor authentication and an HTTPS security protocol. No user funds are stored by Changelly as all coins sent are processed to be exchanged and transferred to user wallets.
Changelly does not have set fees due to the volatility of cryptocurrencies. By not having fixed fees on trades, Changelly avoids being accountable for risk and volatility. Additionally, without fixed rates, Changelly is able to charge lower commission fees.