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Most Popular Exchanges in Japan
  • bitFlyer Logo
  • bitFlyer
    Founded: 2014
  • bitFlyer is the number one cryptocurrency exchange by Bitcoin volume in Japan and offers an array of cryptocurrency assets to trade.

    Buy Bitcoin with bitFlyer
  • Binance Logo
  • Binance
    Founded: 2017
  • Within 8 months of launching in July 2017, Binance quickly skyrocketed into the world's largest cryptocurrency exchange by trading volume, processing more than $1 billion on a daily basis.

    Buy Bitcoin with Binance
  • CEX.io Logo
  • CEX.io
    Founded: 2013
  • 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.

    Buy Bitcoin with CEX.io
bitFlyer Logo
Alexa rank: 10,453 (Global, May 2019)
Founded: 2014

Users: 2,000,000 (March 2018)

bitFlyer is the number one cryptocurrency exchange by Bitcoin volume in Japan and offers an array of cryptocurrency assets to trade. The exchange is designed with two trading platforms, ‘Easy Exchange’, a simple and user-friendly design primary for the exchange between JPY and BTC and ‘bitFlyer Lightning Platform’, built and designed for advanced cryptocurrency traders in mind.

Supported Fiat: USD, EUR, JPY

Payment methods include: Bank Transfer Credit Card Cryptocurrency Wire Transfer

Headquarters: Tokyo, Japan

Founders: Yuzo Kano


  • bitFlyer Fees

    Deposit Fees:
    • BTC: 0.0004
    • Wire: None

    Withdrawal Fees:
    • BTC: 0.0004
    • Wire: US $10

    Trading Fees:
    • Bitcoin: 0-0.15%
  • bitFlyer Security

    The exchange is regulated by both the Japan Financial Services Agency (JFSA) and the New York Department of Financial Services (NYDFS). These regulations make bitFlyer one of the most trusted cryptocurrency exchanges and allow them to operate within the United States as well.
Binance Logo
Alexa rank: 918 (Global, May 2019)
Founded: 2017

Users: 7,900,000 (March 2018)

Within 8 months of launching in July 2017, Binance quickly skyrocketed into the world's largest cryptocurrency exchange by trading volume, processing more than $1 billion on a daily basis. It’s rise to popularity can be attributed to the impressive number of cryptocurrencies they offer, professional attitude, friendly and transparent CEO, and low trading fees. As of 16th January 2019, Binance has announced the launch of a new Fiat to Crypto exchange named 'Binance Jersey'. Binance Jersey aims to provide a secure and stable platform for both individuals and institutions to trade cryptocurrencies and make use of fiat transfers, building upon the technology developed and used by Binance.com.

Supported Fiat: EUR, GBP via Binance Jersey

Payment methods include: Credit Card

Headquarters: Hong Kong, HK

Founders: Changpeng Zhao


  • Binance Fees

    Deposit Fees:
    • None

    Withdrawal Fees:
    • 0.15%, minimum 3 EUR, maximum 15 EUR

    Trading Fees:
    • 0.1%
  • Binance Security

    Binance Jersey follows the standards set by its parent platform, Binance, which is considered one of the safest cryptocurrency exchanges. Binance Jersey stays compliant with the laws laid down by the Jersey Financial Services Commission.

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CEX.io Logo
Alexa rank: 27,410 (Global, May 2019)
Founded: 2013

Users: 600,000

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.

Supported Fiat: USD, EUR, RUB, GBP

Payment methods include: Debit Card Credit Card Bank Transfer (SEPA) Swift icon SWIFT

Headquarters: ‎London, United Kingdom

Founders: Oleksandr Lutskevych


  • CEX.io Fees

    Deposit Fees:
    • VISA/Mastercard: * USD - 2.99% * GBP - 2.99% * EUR - 2.99% * RUB - 5% + ₽ 15.57
    • Bank Transfer: None
    • SEPA: None

    Withdrawal Fees:
    • Visa: $3.80
    • Mastercard: 1.2% + $3.80
    • Bank Transfer: $50

    Trading Fees:
    • Taker: 0.25% - 0.10%
    • Maker: 0.16% - 0.00%
  • CEX.io Security

    CEX is authorized as an MSB by FinCEN and has a Level 2 PCI DSS data security clearance meaning that the exchange shows a required level of security and due diligence for storage, processing and transmission of payment card data.
Coincheck Logo
Alexa rank: 23,892 (Global, May 2019)
Founded: 2014

Users: 1,700,000 (October 2018)

Coincheck is one of Asia’s biggest cryptocurrency exchanges and processed the highest volumes of Bitcoin trading in Japan over the course of 2017. As of August 2016, the exchange had over $160 million transactions per month. Coincheck has a license to operate as a digital currency exchange in Japan and is audited by the Japan Blockchain Association. It’s also a member of the Japan Virtual Currency Business Operator Association and the General Association of FinTech.

Supported Fiat: USD, JPY

Payment methods include: Bank Transfer Debit Card Credit Card

Headquarters: Tokyo, Japan

Founders: Koichiro Wada Yusuke Otsuka


  • Coincheck Fees

    Deposit Fees:
    • Bank Transfer: Free

    Withdrawal Fees:
    • JPY Withdrawal: 400 JPY

    Trading Fees:
    • Maker: None
    • Taker: None
  • Coincheck Security

    Wallets hosted by Coincheck offer 2-factor authentication security and ‘cold storage’. Coincheck is also audited both financially and for cybersecurity. Nonetheless, In January 2018, Coincheck was hacked and approximately 500 million NEM tokens ($530 million) were stolen. The Financial Services Agency took administrative action by ordering Coincheck to improve its security practices but did not order the exchange to shut down out of a concern for the protection of its users. Coincheck announced that it would repay all 260,000 users affected in Japanese yen using its own capital.
Coinmama Logo
Alexa rank: 59,771 (Global, May 2019)
Founded: 2013

Users: 2,000,000+

Coinmama is a leading cryptocurrency exchange that allows you to buy and sell bitcoin and other cryptocurrencies with a credit card and/or bank transfers. Since its foundation in 2013, it has grown to serve over 2 million customers across 188 countries and today has over 40 employees. Coinmama is a really simple exchange, which makes a perfect platform for safe, secure and quick transactions.

Supported Fiat: USD, EUR, GBP, CAD, AUD and JPY + more

Payment methods include: Cash (via Western Union) Credit Card Debit Card Bank Transfer (SEPA) Swift icon SWIFT

Headquarters: Slovakia

Founders: Laurence Newman Nimrod Gruber Ilan Schuster


  • Coinmama Fees

    Deposit Fees:
    • Credit Card: 5%

    Withdrawal Fees:
    • None

    Trading Fees:
    • 5.9%
  • Coinmama Security

    Coinmama is considered a reputable platform for bitcoin purchases.
LocalBitcoins Logo
Alexa rank: 5,538 (Global, May 2019)
Founded: 2012

Users: 1,350,000 (August 2016)

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.

Supported Fiat: USD, EUR, GBP, AUD, CAD, CNY & 50+ more

Payment methods include: BPAY Cash Credit Card Cryptocurrency Debit Card Flexepin icon Flexepin iDEAL Neosurf icon Neosurf Neteller icon Neteller PayPal Perfect Money icon Perfect Money Bank Transfer (SEPA) Swift icon SWIFT Western Union

Headquarters: Helsinki, Finland

Founders: Jeremias Kangas


  • LocalBitcoins Fees

    Deposit Fees:
    • Fees vary

    Withdrawal Fees:
    • Fees vary

    Trading Fees:
    • Fees vary
  • LocalBitcoins Security

    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.
OkCoin Logo
Alexa rank: 233,341 (Global, May 2019)
Founded: 2013

Users: Not availavble

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.

Supported Fiat: USD, CNY

Payment methods include: Bank Transfer Wire Transfer

Headquarters: Beijing, China

Founders: Star Xu


  • OkCoin Fees

    Deposit Fees:
    • Signature Bank (Bank Transfer): Free
    • Silvergate Bank (Bank Transfer): Free
    • Prime Trust (Bank Transfer): Free
    • Epay Account Transfer: 1%
    • Prime X Transfer: Free

    Withdrawal Fees:
    • Signature Bank (Bank Transfer): Free
    • Silvergate Bank (Bank Transfer): Free
    • Prime Trust (Bank Transfer): USD $35/Transaction
    • Epay Account Transfer: Free
    • Prime X Transfer: Free

    Trading Fees:
    • Maker: 0.10% - 0.01%
    • Taker: 0.20% - 0.03%
  • OkCoin Security

    OKCoin integrates bank-level SSL security encryption, cold storage for the majority of their cryptocurrency, GSLB and distributed servers, and real-time account monitoring of deposits and withdrawals.
BitMEX Logo
Alexa rank: 12,924 (Global, May 2019)
Founded: 2014

Users: Not availavble

BitMEX (Bitcoin Mercantile Exchange), is a peer-to-peer derivatives trading platform that provides reliable derivatives, futures, and indefinite contracts on cryptocurrencies, primarily Bitcoin. BitMEX boasts over $180B traded since its’ launch and $80B in December of 2017 alone. The BitMex platform doesn’t work with fiat currencies.

Supported Fiat: None (only Bitcoin)

Payment methods include: Cryptocurrency

Headquarters: Hong Kong, HK

Founders: Arthur Hayes Ben Delo Samuel Reed


  • BitMEX Fees

    Deposit Fees:
    • None

    Withdrawal Fees:
    • None

    Trading Fees:
    • Fees vary
  • BitMEX Security

    BitMEX runs a first-of-its-kind multisignature deposit and withdrawal scheme. All BitMEX addresses are multisignature and all storage is kept offline.
Paxful Logo
Alexa rank: 15,221 (Global, May 2019)
Founded: 2014

Users: 800,000 (June 2019)

Paxful works as a peer-to-peer Bitcoin trading platform. Established in 2015, the peer-to-peer marketplace allows buyers and sellers to interact by posting trade offers. Users can choose to make purchases using PayPal, MoneyGram, Amazon/iTunes gift cards and many more payment methods.

Supported Fiat: USD, EUR, GBP, CAD, AUD, CNY & 50+ more

Payment methods include: Cash Credit Card Debit Card Flexepin icon Flexepin iDEAL Neosurf icon Neosurf Neteller icon Neteller PayPal Perfect Money icon Perfect Money Swift icon SWIFT Western Union Moneygram icon Moneygram Giftcards

Headquarters: Wilmington, Delaware, U.S

Founders: Ray Youssef Artur Schaback


  • Paxful Fees

    Deposit Fees:
    • None

    Withdrawal Fees:
    • None

    Trading Fees:
    • Buyer: None
    • Seller: 1%
  • Paxful Security

    Funds are held in escrow by Paxful until both parties confirm all components of the transaction.
Changelly Logo
Alexa rank: 39,527 (Global, May 2019)
Founded: 2015

Users: 2,000,000 (June 2019)

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.

Supported Fiat: USD, EUR, GBP

Payment methods include: Credit Card Debit Card

Headquarters: Valletta, Malta

Founders: Alex Melikhov Konstantin Gladych


  • Changelly Fees

    Deposit Fees:
    • 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.

    Withdrawal Fees:
    • Not found

    Trading Fees:
    • Not found
  • Changelly Security

    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.

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