Best Bitcoin Trading Platforms in 2019
Bitcoin is booming again, reigniting the world’s curiosity once more and begging the question: Which is the best exchange to buy and sell bitcoin?
However, there is no one size fits all as they vary with respect to their features, assets, orders, functionality, and the strategies they support. Not to mention, each has their strengths and weaknesses in comparison to another.
For instance, one’s liquidity may be really high yet its range of strategy options or order types may be very limited. Therefore, it depends on the individual and what they want, need, and value in a trading platform.
Herein, I will list 3 of the best crypto trading platforms across different 5 niches.
Best for Liquidity/Volume
Binance - consistently ranked no.1 in the world for highest trading volume on CMC (coinmarketcap). In the last 30 days seen more than 64 billion dollars in trading volume spread over 503 different crypto assets.
OkEX - consistently ranked in the top 5 on CMC, hosting more than 55 billion dollars of trading activity in the last 30 days, across 420 crypto assets.
Huobi Global - also consistently ranked in the top 5 on CMC, hosting more than 45 billion dollars in trading volume in the last 30 days, across 451 crypto assets.
Best for UI
Coinbase Pro - The user interface of the exchange is sleek and straightforward, especially for more advanced traders.
PrimeXBT - simplistic, attractive, and intuitive design. Highly customizable so the user can adjust the workspace to their personal preference, eg. add, remove, or resize widgets that they do/don’t use.
KuCoin - after a revamp, KuCoin’s UI is uncluttered and easy-to-use with all of the important tools and widgets in plain sight.
Best for Margin Trading
PrimeXBT - offers 100x leverage to all of the 5 major cryptos, including BTC, ETH, LTC, XRP, & EOS. Plus up to 1000x leverage on traditional financial instruments in FX, stock indices, & commodities.
BitMEX - offers up to 100x leverage on BTC, up to 50x on ETH, up to 33.3x on LTC, and up to 20x on BCH, ADA, & XRP.
Kraken - offers up to 5x leverage on BTC, ETH, USDT, XMR, ETC, REP, XRP, and BCH.
Best for Advanced Features
Coinbase Pro - designed for professional traders, with candlestick charts, depth charts, real-time market data feeds, and the like.
PrimeXBT - multiple chart types, variety of indicators and drawing tools as well as ability to trade directly from the chart. Multi-screen support for the pros to monitor multiple positions.
Bitfinex - variety of advanced order types, charting and tools, adjustable workspace, with corporate and professional trading accounts.
Best Decentralized Exchanges
IDEX - is the currently most popular decentralized exchange (DEX) with the highest trading volume, across more than 460 ERC20 tokens.
Waves DEX - Waves is a decentralized exchange built on the Waves blockchain. It allows users to trade their BTC/ETH, etc. in exchange for Waves (or any other asset token issued on the Waves platform).
OpenLedger DEX- a blockchain based company based out of Denmark has leveraged BitShare’s graphene technology to cater its DEX services.