TOP 5 Cryptocurrency exchanges 2018

What is a Cryptocurrency Exchange?


Cryptocurrency exchanges are websites where you can buy, sell, or exchange cryptocurrencies for fiat currency, or other digital currencies. These exchanges function much like tradition banks in the sense that you sign up for an account that contains funds backed by the liquidity of the exchange itself. The main difference being that you have much more control of your funds and where they can go.

​Most exchanges require users to create an account and go through a process known as Know Your Customer or “KYC”. This process is also much like opening a bank account where you will provide personal identifiable information such as your full name, birth date, and drivers license.

​Simple right? Well many people don’t like the idea of needing to provide personal information to purchase their first Bitcoin, however as we have seen over the past few years as crypto grows in popularity, the most stable and likely exchanges to not be shutdown by government influence are those that comply with these types of identity policies meant to discourage fraudulent payments. Due to this, it is in your best interest to use exchanges that are reputable and adhering to government laws, at least for your initial fiat exchanges.

​If you want to risk your funds on more unlawful exchanges, don’t be surprised if your funds are one day locked up in government holds, which recently occurred in both Chinese and Russian exchanges late 2017. With all of that said, if you are looking for secure, user friendly, and reputable exchanges that comply with ethical and legal guidelines, then keep reading to find the top five best cryptocurrency exchanges of 2018.

1. Binance This is a hot place for trading altcoins and their trading fees are LOW! Just 0.1% fee for trades and it can be even lower if you use their Binance coin that is built into the platform.

2. Bit-Z With the recent troubles for some established exchanges, places like Bit-Z have stepped up and given the users what they want.

3. Cryptopia has coins that no other exchange has. The best place to find next 100x gains coins.

4. Coinmotion Finnish exchange that is growing fast in 2018. You can buy and sell cryptocurrencies with FIAT (“real money”). That is a must if you need to enter the crypto markets.

5. BiboxWith the recent troubles for some established exchanges, places like Bibox have stepped up and given the users what they want.

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