Last updated April, 2022
As the cryptocurrency market grows, more and more exchanges are opening up around the globe. How do you know which ones are the safest, which ones are the best? Research.
Here is a collection of the best cryptocurrency exchanges I have come across, and many of them I have used personally.
As always, please remember that in order to keep your coins/tokens/money safe, do not store them on the exchange! If the exchange is hacked, your coins can be at risk. Always store your coins offline, in a cold storage wallet whenever possible!
Rating: Above Average, Beginner Skill Level
GDax Review Rating: Above average, Intermediate Skill Level
Bittrex Global offers hundreds of altcoins.
Buy, trade, and hold over 600 cryptocurrencies on Binance. It’s one of the largest exchanges in the world, and has many options for staking coins.
Kraken has been around for years, and they’ve gone above and beyond to prevent being hacked and to maintain their legal requirements in each jurisdiction. In our opinion, lasting for years is a worthy accomplishment in the crypto space!
Kraken also offers staking on over 10 of the top crypto assets right on their platform. Or, if you prefer, they allow you to withdraw your coins to cold storage.
Newton Bitcoin Exchange
A great option for Canadians, Newton allows interac e-transfers and quick account approval. Offer over 50 altcoins, and always adding more.
Huobi is a large exchange, but depending on your jurisdiction, it could be difficult to fund your account.
Bitfinex Cryptocurrency Exchange
Bitfinex Review Rating: Average, Advanced Skill Level
Caution, undergoing CFTC investigation