10 exchange to evaluate for your cryptocurrency investments

10 exchange to evaluate for your cryptocurrency investments. A collection of platforms not to be missed!

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In the world of cryptocurrency, things change quickly. And this assumption also applies to exchanges, which are born, grow, mature and (sometimes) deteriorate even in a fairly short time. To allow you to have the situation under control, we have summarized below 10 of the main ones cryptocurrency platforms in 2018.

Not all of them are currently operating in Italy, but considering that the expansion of their activities is often sudden, we advise you to keep them under control!

The best exchanges of 2018

The first thing you need to keep in mind is that the entry point into the world of cryptocurrencies is given by the possibility of converting your fiat currency into crypto. For Italian investors, this means depositing EUR with an exchange in order to obtain BTC or ETH. Therefore, if you wish to purchase a niche altcoin, it is normally necessary to purchase ETH or BTC from a fiat exchange and then transfer those funds to a crypto-crypto exchange to purchase the desired token.

Below are 10 of the best cryptocurrency exchanges.


It is one of the most popular and well-known options. Coinbase, on which we wrote the article Coinbase guide  is headquartered in San Francisco and has been in operation since 2011. It is generally considered to be among the safest options and boasts over 13 million users. However, it is also known to have some of the lowest commissions on the market. It is possible to deposit euros to buy Bitcoin, Bitcoincash and Litecoin  directly by bank transfer or credit card link Coinbase official website.


Since its inception in 2013, CoinMama has earned a good reputation as an exchange where you can buy cryptocurrencies with a credit or debit card. Such a feature makes the service very easy to use. Moreover, unlike other exchanges, CoinMama is a marketplace for purchases only, which allows you to immediately transfer funds to other wallets at the time of the initial transaction. It has relatively high commissions, but simple use and good reliability compensate for its tariff contribution. Official site https://www.coinmama.com/


GDAX is Coinbase's "big brother", managed by the same company. Big brother, we said, as the GDAX interface and functionality attract more "advanced" investors than the attracted ones of the Coinbase beginner interface. Either way, there are two viable options. It is used for trading not for direct purchase by bank transfer or card.


Kraken entered the scene in the same period as Coinbase, around 2011-2012. He too is based in San Francisco, thus becoming territorial rival of Coinbase. Users seem very divided on Creak, with some praising his excellent experience of using the platform, and others who complain about customer service and some improved features.


CEX.io is an exchange based in London, active since 2013. Over the years it has obtained an excellent reputation for its ease of use and its design. However, some customer service issues have recently been reported.


LocalBitcoins is not a real exchange, but a site that connects people who want to buy and sell cryptocurrencies in the real world. It is therefore possible to meet in person or to trade online through a myriad of payment methods. Be careful, of course, to choose the right people to trade with. Official site https://localbitcoins.com/it/


BitStamp is one of the most reliable exchanges in circulation, also strong of some of the lowest transaction fees. Based in Luxembourg, it has been operating since 2011. Official website https://www.bitstamp.net/


Gemini has distinguished itself for a valid customer support, for the moment well above the sector average. It is a New York-based exchange, founded in 2015 by the Winklevoss twins. They don't offer many cryptocurrencies, and deposits are limited to bank transfers. However, for beginners, it is certainly one of the best options.

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BitFlyer is a reference operator in the world of cryptocurrency trading. It is one of the largest Bitcoin exchanges in the world and, although it is not possible to use it anywhere, a rapid expansion of its international activities is expected. Official site https://bitflyer.com/en-us/


BitQuick is different from most exchanges, in that it allows you to physically deposit money into a bank account to finance your operations. It generally enjoys a good reputation in the crypto community. Official site https://www.bitquick.co/