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We Review the Best Bitcoin Exchanges

Welcome to BitReview's bitcoin exchange guide! In these pages we compare the industry's largest bitcoin exchange sites to help you select the product most appropriate for your particular set of circumstances.  Please find below our top five bitcoin exchanges, ranked based on security, software quality and user interface, value, trading volume and ease of account opening.


    Insured USD and bitcoin wallets

    Liquid, low-fee exchange in multiple currencies

    Integrated Debit Card


    Local Bitcoins operates everywhere!

    Cash, paypal, e-payments, gift cards and more!

    Sellers might request KYC docs


    Top international exchange by USD volume

    Robust platform, lending and margin markets

    Excellent trading fees, but bank in Hong Kong


    Europe's best exchange, top BTC/EUR liquidity

    Low fees, SEPA rates, excellent trading platform

    Now available for US and Canadian traders!


    Easiest place to trade bitcoin online

    Send bitcoin to phone contacts via A+ app

    Only to receive e-money license in the UK

Still Not Sure Which Bitcoin Exchange is Right for You?

Check out our market-by-market break down, where we compare the best exchanges in each of the United Kingdom, United States, Canada and Europe.  If you are more interested in peer to peer exchanges have a look at localbitcoins, which matches traders to one another in every corner of the globe.  These reviews and others can be found below, either in the body of the page or in the "read more" carousel.   


Poloniex Review

Published: May 21th, 2015 | Author: David M

Poloniex provides a web-only cryptocurrency exchange, with over 150 on offer.  While liquidity is decent and fees are good, support is entirely lacking. 

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Coinbase Review

Published: May 9th, 2015 | Author: David M

Coinbase offers insured bitcoin and fiat wallets, an excellent mobile product, massive financial backing, and an exchange regulated in 27 countries and most of the US. In our view, Coinbase is the place…

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Bit-X Review

Published: January 21th, 2016 | Author: David M

Bit-X offers a bitcoin exchange in multiple currencies and a visa debit card drawing funds at point of sale directly from a user's bitcoin wallet.

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Published: April 12th, 2016 | Author: David M

 CEX has turned its attention to it's exchange product since the discontinuation of it's cloud mining services.  The product is improved, but liquidity is at times limited.

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Bitcoin Price (USD): 853.48

BitReview prides itself on delivering the most in-depth and objective bitcoin exchange reviews in the market.  If you would like the cliff's notes, we are particularly partial to Coinbase and Circle for US-based users due to their exceptional professionalism and security provisions, as well as the simplicity of account opening and free and convenient bank transfers.  Those who prefer a more robust trading platform should check out bitfinex, which lacks local payment options but offers greater order types and margin trading.  

For European users preferring btc/eur exchange, pride of place goes to Kraken, a superior trading product with a serious executive team and local payment options.  For those located in the UK, uncertainty has prevented exchanges from consumating local banking partnerships, which greatly undermines the establishment of GBP denominated exchanges.  However, HMG is extremely keen to provide a safe harbor for fintech in general and bitcoin in specific, and we anticipate market liberalization to allow greater freedom to exchange bitcoin locally.  The Canadian market has recently become a battle ground among competing exchanges, with Cavirtex, QuadrigaCX and CoinTrader representing a clear top three for customers.

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