Rain is the first cryptocurrency exchange to earn a regulatory license in the Middle East and joins an elite group of exchanges internationally.
Rain’s platform allows customers to buy, sell, and store crypto in a secure environment on its website and mobile apps.
The company founded in 2017, launched publicly in 2019 with their license from the Central Bank of Bahrain and is now serving customers.
Since then, they have exceeded 10,000 customers and are growing quickly.
Manama Bahrain Bay
The majority of cryptocurrency funds held by Rain are stored offline in a proprietary Cold Storage system. Rain uses bank-grade security, encryption, and meets all CCSS requirements. Rain is licensed by the Central Bank of Bahrain (CBB) as a Crypto-Asset Brokerage and is subject to rigorous cybersecurity, capital reserve, and banking compliance standards.
Bank fiat withdrawal in Bahrain: $0
International bank fiat withdrawal via SWIFT: $10 or equivalent in local currency
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).
Bitpanda is an Austrian cryptocurrency exchange that offers users a personal wallet and trading platform.
The exchange has been becoming increasingly popular throughout Europe with a very well designed and easy to use platform.
Bitpanda stores user funds in secure offline wallets (cold storage), use SSL encryption, offer DDOS protection and session management and email confirmation for all critical actions like sending cryptocurrencies from Bitpanda to other wallets.
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.
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.