Best Cryptocurrency Exchanges

Cryptocurrency Exchange Ranking:

In this section, exchanges are ranked based on qualily of projects listed instead of trading volume.  (The ranking on coinmarketcap is misleading because it's based on fake trading volume provided by exchanges. )

Exchanges that list decentralized,innonvative projects rank higher, and those that mostly list unregulated securities (or ‘penny stocks') or scams will rank lower

  • Tier 1 Best Cryptocurrency  Exchanges:
    • #1
      • qTrade community Discord channel: Telegram:
      • qTrade LLC is based in the United States, registered in Kansas.
      • Trading options – Qtrade offer many new and innovative cryptocurrencies in addition to more popular ones.
        • A core tenet of qtrade's mission is to support new and emerging blockchain technology.
      • Projects with the following features are more likely to get listed on
        • Innovation Projects that are doing something new and interesting with blockchain tech
        • Not a security – qTrade is a US based asset exchange and not a securities exchange, so anything listed must not be considered a security under the Howey Test.
        • Open Source – For closed source/copyright protected/obfusticated projects, it's not possible to audit or modify the code.
        • No premine/ICO – Fair distribution models
        • Fresh Codebase/Built from scratch – VEO and SNOW are good examples of this, neither were forked from any codebase.
        • Active Communities
      • Commitment to compliance – qTrade is committed to complying with all current U.S. regulations that help prevent, detect and remediate unlawful behavior by customers and virtual currency developers when using the qTrade trading platform or any of the company’s other services.
      • Trading engine built from scratch
        • Qtrade's custom trading engine was designed to be scaled up and stress tested to ensure that orders are executed rapidly.
        • qtrade also support third-party trading platforms and algorithmic trading via their API
      • The qTrade team has a strong technical background and is experienced building platforms for blockchain and cryptocurrencies.
        • In 2014 they wrote a profit switching mining pool from scratch and later expanded it to perform automatic currency conversion and arbitrage for their miners.
      • Fast and cheap deposits and withdrawals
      • Responsive support Qtrade team is available 7 days a week.
      • Security focused
        • Qtrade build their own transactions to allow easy off-site signing, ensure idempotency, and leverage cold wallet storage for additional safety.
        • qTrade also supports two-factor authentication and provides a host of additional security features to provide multiple layers of protection.
    • # 2
    • # 3  Beaxy
      • Discount: Register from here, or  use code:  5WP31INAJH,and get:
        • 1 Platinum Level benefits for the first two months that the account is active;
        • 2 A 20% discount to trading fees
        • 3 An increased daily withdrawal limit of 200 BTC for that time.
  • Tier 2
    • (Register through links here to get 10% off on all their trading fees for 12 months)
    • Stex
    • Bittrex
  • Tier 3
    1. Binance
    2. Kucoin (Binance clone)
    3. Poloniex (US based exchange)
    4. Coinbase
    5. Okex
    6. Huobi
    7. Covesting
    8. SIMEX

Other Types of Cryptocurrency Exchanges:

  • Best High leverage exchange:
    • Deribit  (High leverage exchange)
    • Bitmex (High leverage exchange)
  •  Exchanges that support fiat to crypto trading (Much safer than exchanges that only offer USDT or other stablecoins)
    1. Bisq  
    2. BIttrex (Funding Options: Linking USD Bank Account)
    3. stex  Funding Options: EUR,USD(Epay, Perfect Money, Payeer, Advcash), JPY(Epay)
    4. Coinbase (Funding Options: Credit/Debit Card, Bank Account, PayPal; Currency: USD,EUR,GBP)
    5.  (Funding options: Visa, Mastercard, Bank transfer; Currency: USD, EUR, GBP, RUB)
    6. Coinsbank (Funding options: Perfect Money (EUR,USD), QIWI(EUR,USD), Paydoo (EUR,USD,GBP), Cardpay(EUR,USD,GBP), Bank Transfer(EUR), SEPA(EUR))
    7. Gemini (USD)
    8. Coinsuper (Hong Kong-based; Funding options: Linking bank account of home country(USD))
    9. Webmoney Exchanger BTC (, LTC( BCH(
    10. SIMEX Funding options: USD(Epay, Wire Transfer), RUB(Visa,Mastercard,Payment order)
    11. Mercatox (A crypto and e-currency exchange, support Perfect Money, QIWI, Payeer, Yandex Money, OKPAY)
    12. Okex ( only otc, Peer to Peer trading)
    13. Huobi (only otc, Peer to Peer trading)
  • Decentrailized Exchanges (DEX)
    1. Bisq (An open-source desktop application for buying and selling  cryptocurrencies in exchange for national currencies)
    2. IDEX (Most Popular DEX for ERC20 tokens)
  • OTC Trading
    1. Bisq (Desktop application, decentralized p2p cryptocurrency exchange)
    2. Hodlhodl (P2P cryptocurrency exchange that doesn't hold funds) (Register through links here to get trading discount for hodlhodl)
    3. Localbitcoins (Over-the-counter trading of local currency for bitcoins)
    5. Okex
    6. Huobi

Reated: Best Cryptocurrencies/Blockchain Projects:

  • Bitcoin ($btc listed on all exchanges) (first cryptocurrency, Digital Gold)
  • Ethereum ($eth listed on all exchanges) (A platform for smart contracts and decentralized applications)
  • NYZO (traded on
  • Snowblossom ($snow traded on
  • Amoveo($veo traded on (A blockchain for trust-free markets in financial derivatives.  Examples of Use cases: Prediction Markets, Options, CFDs, Gambling, Insurance)

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