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2021-09-14 13:26:39

The Best Cryptocurrency Exchanges of 2021

Cryptocurrency exchanges are a key part of the cryptocurrency industry, and it's important to find one that suits your needs. In this blog post, we'll be discussing four exchanges that have been going strong for years and seem likely to continue well into the future. We will also go over some exchanges that could be promising in 2021. Let's dive right in!

The best cryptocurrency exchanges of 2021 are exchanges that have been around for a while.

They've proven they can survive and thrive in the crypto exchanges market. We'll be discussing Binance, Coinbase Pro, Gemini Exchange, Kraken Exchange, Bitstamp Exchange, Poloniex exchange & Robinhood Crypto.

Binance Exchange

Binance is one of the largest cryptocurrency exchanges by volume right now with over $103 billion trading volume each day as of 2019 (according to CoinMarketCap). It's known for offering many cryptocurrencies that other exchanges don't have available on their platform. It also offers low trading fees at 0.05% per trade or even lower if you use BNB tokens to pay your fees! They're currently adding more than 100k users a day which bodes well for its future growth potential. This could make it one of the exchanges to watch in 2021. Binance features a trading platform that is fairly easy to understand and use. It offers multiple exchanges for trading cryptocurrency, as well as utilizing API's that allow trade bots to trade on your behalf. This exchange also has an integrated wallet, meaning you can transfer funds from any wallet you have linked to your Binance account to another without having to send funds back through the exchanges.

Coinbase Exchange

Coinbase is another exchange that has emerged as a powerhouse with over $5 billion trading volume each day, and it's easy to see why so many people use it. It features some of the lowest trading fees you'll find at 0.25% for market takers or free if you're a maker (meaning your order gets added to the order book).  All deposits are also fee-free which can be extremely useful when moving funds between exchanges! They've even recently started letting users trade cryptocurrency directly from their bank accounts without having them first move into fiat currency as traditional exchanges require. This could prove very helpful for crypto enthusiasts looking to buy large amounts of digital assets with ease in 2021.

Gemini Exchange

Gemini Exchange offers all US residents an opportunity to buy and sell cryptocurrency in a regulated exchange. They have some of the best security features around which include cold storage, two-factor authentication, and an impressive insurance policy that covers 100% of funds held on Gemini exchanges. They're also currently developing their own stablecoin called Gemini dollars to offer more flexibility with trading pairs for users who wish to remain fully compliant when buying or selling coins.

Kraken Exchange

Kraken Exchange is another great choice if you live in North America since it's available in most US states as well as all Canadian provinces. It has low fees at 0.16% per trade with additional discounts for high volume traders (0.14%) . The company is registered outside of the United States but operates its borders so they are subject to the same regulations as exchanges that are.  They also offer margin trading which can be great for more advanced traders who want to increase their profits or hedge against losses with leverage.

Bitstamp Exchange

Bitstamp Exchange is another exchange offering low fees at 0.25% per trade and they even have a promotional rate of just 0.15% if you use XRP! They've managed to stay in business through some tough times thanks to the fact they were one of the first exchanges dedicated solely to cryptocurrency back in 2011 . This could help them remain relevant come 2021, especially considering how many exchanges shut down during 2018 due largely to hacking attempts on exchanges around the world (including Binance).  Bitstamp has proven it's not easy getting hacked so it could be one of the exchanges to watch in 2021.

Poloniex Exchange

Poloniex Exchange is another exchange that's known for its impressive selection of cryptocurrencies available which includes many tokens not found on other exchanges right now. They also have some new trading pairs you won't find elsewhere including XMR/USDT, DGB/BTC and they even added USDC (USD Coin) recently! This can prove useful when looking to diversify your portfolio with different ICOs or just want access to more coins than what Coinbase currently offers.    They've had a history of problems due largely to lackadaisical customer service but this seems like it will change under Circle ownership so it may become one of the exchanges to watch in 2021 if all goes well.

CEX.IO Exchange

CEX.IO also offers low fees starting from 0% per trade with high volume traders getting discounts on those rates all the way down to just 0.20% per trade. It's one of the exchanges that made incredible strides over 2018 and it could be poised to become a dominant force in 2021 if they continue this streak.

Bitfinex Exchange

Bitfinex Exchange is another exchange worth mentioning since they offer margin trading for those who want to use leverage as well as OTC (over-the-counter) transactions with high liquidity thanks to their peer-to-peer funding market which provides options for both makers and takers looking to buy or sell large amounts quickly!  They also have some pretty low fees starting from 0.20% per transaction so you won't have to pay too much when buying or selling cryptocurrencies here come 2021, but it can vary depending on your 30-day volume levels.

Bithumb Exchange

Bithumb Exchange is another exchange that has been around for quite some time now and it's known as one of the most secure exchanges in operation today! They have cold storage, two-factor enabled by default, and they've even developed their own cryptocurrency called Bithumb Coin which can be used to pay fees at a discount. This could prove invaluable when looking to reduce your overall trading costs so this makes them worth considering if you're going to be actively buying or selling cryptocurrencies come 2021.

OKEx Exchange

OKEx Exchange is another exchange that has been around for quite some time now and it's known as one of the most secure exchanges in operation today! They have cold storage, two-factor enabled by default, and they've even developed their own cryptocurrency called OKB Cryptocurrency (OKB) which can be used to pay fees at a discount. This could prove invaluable when looking to reduce your overall trading costs so this makes them worth considering if you're going to be actively buying or selling cryptocurrencies come 2021.

Which are the top Crypto exchanges with high trading volume?

  1. Binance
  2. FTX
  3. Kraken
  4. Bitfinex
  5. Gate.io
  6. Bitstamp
  7. Gemini
  8. OKEx
  9. Poloniex
  10. Bittrex
  11. Crypto.com
  12. AAX

What Should You Look for When Choosing a Crypto Exchange

Choosing a cryptocurrency exchange is not an easy task. There are many exchanges to choose from with different degrees of pros and cons. To help you find the best exchanges for your needs, here are some important things to consider when choosing your exchange.

-What type of exchange do I need?

-Does it have the coins I want to trade-in?

-Is it safe?

-How much is the trading fee?

-How responsive is the customer service department?

-What are my payment options?

-Is there an app or mobile website available for me to use from anywhere I want at anytime of day and night without having to worry about exchanges being closed down due to holidays, etc.?

Alternatives to crypto exchanges

One alternative to crypto exchanges as the solution to every investor's needs is a peer-to-peer marketplace like Local Bitcoins. These exchanges allow users to buy and sell directly from each other, bypassing any central exchanges and allowing for much, much lower fees than users would otherwise incur.

Types of Cryptocurrency Exchanges

-Decentralized exchanges

-Peer to peer exchanges

-Traditional exchanges

Decentralized exchanges: These exchanges are a new type of exchange that removes the need for a third party or central authority in a transaction. Instead, transactions happen directly between two users in a public ledger with blockchain technology. They offer less expensive fees and very high security. These exchanges are not currently mature enough for any type of day trading or margin trading. It is believed that these exchanges will eventually overtake the current centralized exchanges that we have today.

Peer-to-peer exchanges: Peer-to-peer exchanges allow direct person-to-person transactions without the need for a third party or central authority. This can be done through exchanges like Local Bitcoins and Paxful where users post their trades and the prices they want to buy/sell at, and other users respond with an offer to trade directly with them. These exchanges are generally used more for trading locally than anywhere else since it would not make much sense to use these exchanges when buying crypto from another country because of exchange rate fees that get incurred even though you're paying in your local fiat currency (USD, EURO). However, despite this fact, there is still some small degree of peer-to-peer exchanges being used by international traders as well due in part to how easy it makes dealing with different payment methods depending on what country the person lives within[a][b].

An example of peer-to-peer exchanges is Local Bitcoins[c] and Paxful[d].

Traditional exchanges: This type of exchange has been around for quite some time. They can be both centralized or decentralized exchanges depending on the country where they are based, but generally speaking, most traditional exchanges allow you to buy crypto using your local fiat currency (USD, EURO). These exchanges do not offer high security like decentralized exchanges nor low trading fees like peer-to-peer exchanges. However, these exchanges have one thing that makes them very attractive - ease of use. People who aren't as comfortable with blockchain technology may find this type of exchange easier to use since it gives users more options when depositing and withdrawing their fiat currency (USD, EURO).

Futures & Derivatives Cryptocurrency Exchanges

Some trading platforms offer futures and derivatives, also known as "contracts for difference" or "CFDs." This type of exchange offers the same benefits that exchanges with a simple crypto-to-crypto trading offer, while also allowing users to invest in a range of different assets.

*A futures contract is a non-physical agreement between two parties to buy/sell an asset at a specified price, on a specified date in the future. A futures contract can be any specified amount of a particular currency, commodity, index, shares, etc.

*A derivative is an instrument wherein one party exchanges something it owns for something owned by another party. A swap is a good example of this. In this case, Party A exchanges cash flow from

Conclusion

The exchanges for cryptocurrency are constantly changing. In the future, exchanges will be more decentralized and peer-to-peer in nature to avoid third-party issues like hacking or fraud.  In addition to exchanges being safer with lower fees, they'll also offer better security from a cyberattack. A list of exchanges that we recommend can be found here [1]. If you're looking into using futures and derivatives on an exchange platform, make sure it offers crypto trading as well - if not then there's no point in going through all the trouble of providing this type of service when crypto exchanges already exist which have these features! Which types of exchanges do you prefer? Let us know by commenting below.

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