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Best Bitcoin and Altcoin Exchanges

Finding the best exchanges for buying altcoins or bitcoin depends on a few factors for everyone. Country of residence, method of purchase (credit card or crypto) and whether anonymous purchases for crypto currency matters to you. We follow the most popular and trustworthy crypto exchanges, so people can find the best place to start buying bitcoin or trading altcoins anywhere in the world.

We tend to focus mainly on anonymous exchanges for crypto currency purchasers globally. The largest and most trustworthy exchanges in the US and Canada are already well known, there are many places around the world banks and governments don’t want citizens purchasing bitcoin. Specific countries like India and Brazil that have difficulties purchasing bitcoin and altcoins, specific options available are in our Crypto Country Guides at length for  those countries.

Popular Exchanges Around the World

We don’t really recommend a lot of the larger exchanges in each country because of the lack of privacy that “customers” have to give up for purchases. Separate laws for bitcoin and altcoins, by every different government around the world, would make for a terrible user experience in crypto currency. Venezuela has proven this by creating the Petro and even altcoin traders call it a scam.

The large “regulated” exchanges in America, Europe and Asia are obviously helping to bring bitcoin and altcoins into the mainstream and should be able to profit from this. We believe that anonymous decentralized exchanges are going to be the way people will purchase and trade crypto currency worldwide.

OKEx

OKEx is one of the largest exchanges in crypto currency and rumors about every exchange faking the volume of their trades daily haven’t passed by OKEx. Then there are the reddit complaints of certain crypto currencies being lost and their support being terrible at dealing with it. Or the redditors that claim OKEx is a scam company registered in Belize after they lost more customers funds and others reminisce of their experience with OKEx.

Bitfinex

Now that Bitfinex has stopped serving US customers and repaid all of their customers after being hacked for $72 million worth of bitcoin, as long as people keep their crypto currency in a hardware wallet, we’re still seeing tons of crypto purchases being done through this exchange worldwide.

Huobi

The 4th largest exchange, known as China’s largest exchange to many, started in Singapore and now with offices in Hong Kong, Korea, Japan and the United States. There are no large scandals or huge customer complaints from checking all the Huobi reddit threads, it still isn’t an exchange we trust yet though.

Binance

Anonymous Trading Hundreds of Altcoins

Binance

Available Worldwide

No ID Required

Binance

Binance is the 2nd or 3rd exchange worldwide, depending on what month exchange volume is checked. Purchasers of bitcoin, looking for a trading platform to get altcoins quick and easy have given Binance top marks for years. Deposits under 2 Bitcoin require no identification, allowing crypto day traders to start losing money on shitcoins and stick to Bitcoin faster than ever.

Anonymous Exchanges

Since Crypto Gambling requires a little anonymity every now and then, we’ve moved all of the anonymous exchanges to a separate area of the site. Other than Binance of course, everyone should lose a few bitcoin on Binance to learn why altcoins aren’t always that great. For the full list, check the anonymous section, we’ll just throw out our current favorite below, Bisq, as it’s the first decentralized trading platform we’ve seen.

Bisq

Anonymous Peer to Peer Crypto Trading

Bisq

Available Worldwide

No ID Required

HodlHodl

Anonymous Peer to Peer Crypto Trading Platform

HodlHodl

Available Worldwide

No ID Required

Localbitcoins

Peer to Peer Bitcoin Buying and Selling

Localbitcoins

Available Worldwide

Cash, Bank Transfers and Wires

CoinMama

Anonymous Purchases Under $150

CoinMama

Worldwide Acceptance

Visa and MasterCard and Cash Accepted

Exchanges to (probably) Avoid

Popular US exchanges like Coinbase and Kraken might be less strict to customers outside of America with their KYC (know your customer) process.

Popular Brazil bitcoin exchanges like Foxbit and Ripio are probably worth avoiding.

 

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