What are the best Coinbase alternatives?

asked by Esteve Castells
126 contributors
14 solutions
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    #1Binance

    Binance

    Binance is a website that allows users to purchase and exchange cryptocurrencies. Available on an app developed by Binance Inc, it is compatible with  Android 4.2 and up.

    Websites

    Free

    Joe Matthews
    Written on December 3, 2017
    "Binance seemed a bit suspect to me at first, but now, after doing some looking, it appears to be a fairly reputable Coinbase alternative. They have a lot of exchange rates posted that update very frequently, making it a good resource for that information. I feel as if they are fairly trustworthy as an exchange as well, though I am not sure if I would look into their proprietary coin. which I'm still trying to fully understand. There's a lot of inherent risk in this sort of domain, so definitely do your research before choosing an exchange."
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    #2Bitfinex

    Bitfinex
    Bitfinex is a cryptocurrency exchange trading and currency-storage platform owned and operated by iFinex Inc. Since 2014, it has been the largest Bitcoin exchange platform. 
    Websites

    Free

    Leonardo Quiroz
    Written on September 7, 2017
    "Trading in bitcoin has been my go to currency for awhile It took me a long time to find a good site ans this is it. It is the largest platform and will get you the best bitcoin deals. "
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    #3Coinbase Pro

    Coinbase Pro
    Coinbase Pro is an online service where institutions and professionals are able to trade several cryptocurrencies such as Bitcoin, Ethereum, etc. on an intuitive and secure platform.
    Websites

    Free

    Tiffany Wan
    Written on September 7, 2017
    "I love that GDAX gives me all the rates around the world. Having this information at my fingertips has helped me to increase my portfolio with little legwork on my part. "
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    #4Kraken

    Kraken
    Kraken is a cryptocurrency exchange tool for professional traders in its market. It offers a trustworthy and secure trading system. where you can trade your money, see your profits, see your account and how has your trading improved.
    Websites

    Free

    Raymond Howell
    Written on September 7, 2017
    "Bitcoin used to be very difficult and cumbersome to buy, trade, or sell. But now that Kraken Bitcoin exchange is available, I am maximizing my profits and I am able to buy and sell bitcoins with the click of a mouse. It is so easy and it is incredibly secure, I have been using it for over a year and I have not experienced a single security issue, all of my money is safe and secure with Kraken Bitcoin!"
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    #5Bittrex

    Bittrex
    Bittrex is a cryptocurrency exchange platform built and operated in the United States. Bittrex is distinguished by the security of its platform, its custom-built trading engine, its fast deposits, etc. 
    Websites

    Free

    Nathan Baker
    Written on September 7, 2017
    "Bitcoin is the currency of the future, but Coinbase seems to be the platform of the past. Bittrex is an excellent exchange that serves well as a replacement to Coinbase, with an intuitive interface and accessible controls. If you want to take your Bitcoin trading to the next level, I highly recommend Bittrex."
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    #6CEX.IO

    CEX.IO

    Established in 2013 as the first cloud mining provider, CEX.IO has become a multi-functional cryptocurrency exchange that offers cross-platform trading via website, mobile app, WebSocket and REST API.

    Websites

    Free

    Steven Lu
    Written on November 29, 2017
    "Considering how sketchy most Cryptocoin exchanges are I'm surprised that I've never heard anything bad about CEX.IO yet especially for how long they've been around. Knowing that I decided to trust them and so far I have had zero issues with them. Not exactly a glowing endorsement but considering the alternatives that's the best I can do."
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    #7Poloniex

    Poloniex
    Poloniex is a pure crypto to crypto exchange based in the United States. In early 2015, it experimented a redesign. The site added a wealth of features that provide immersive trading experience. 
    Websites

    Free

    Paul Miller
    Written on September 7, 2017
    "I haven't tried crypto to crypto exchange yet but from looking at Poloniex's website, they seem to provide a very good service. There is a lot of information about crypto to crypto exchange on the site, including the values ( changing in real-time ) of each crypto-currency. If I ever find a need to exchange crypto to crypto currency, I would be using Poloniex."
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    #8Expresscoin

    Expresscoin
    Expresscoin is a way to buy Bitcoin and other digital currency. They offer you the possibility of sending directly to your public address. You can send in money via a bank wire transfer, personal check, USPS money order, etc.
    Websites

    Free

    Edward Crawford
    Written on September 7, 2017
    "Expresscoin is by far the easiest way to buy sell and trade cryptocurrency. I've used many different methods and wallets but none has quite lived up to Expresscoin. If you're into the digital coins, certainly take a look here, it's worth it."
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    #9LocalBitcoins

    LocalBitcoins
    LocalBitcoins is a bitcoin startup company based in Helsinki, Finland wherein you can buy and sell bitcoins across different cities and countries. Its service also facilitates the over-the-counter trading of local currency for bitcoins.
    Websites

    Free

    Carlos Alberto Balderas
    Written on October 5, 2017
    "Since Coinbase deleted my account, I have been on the look out for a new alternative. There are a lot out there but not all of them are easy to figure out. LocalBitcoins is where it's at though. It works really well and it's really easy to use. I would highly recommend it. "
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    #10Skincoin

    Skincoin

    Through Skincoin, you can check the bitcoin price, buy instantly with your credit card, and observe the percentage of the evolution of the bitcoin price. Also, you can check the situation of the cryptocurrency markets.

    Websites

    Free

    Donna Collins
    Written on September 7, 2017
    "If you're looking for an alternative to Coinbase, Skincoin lets you do everything you need to do involving bitcoin. It lets you check prices, buy bitcoins, and even look at the market trends surrounding the virtual currency. Overall if you can't or won't use Coinbase, definitely give Skincoin a try."
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    #11Bisq

    Bisq
    Bisq (formerly known as Bitsquare) is an open-source desktop application that allows you to buy and sell bitcoins in exchange for national currencies or alternative cryptocurrencies. The app can be downloaded on PC and mobile devices.
    Websites

    Free

    Albert Gomez
    Written on November 1, 2017
    "I use bitcoin almost every week for several transactions. I had been using Coinbase for the past several months but have been less then thrilled with its overall performance. A colleague recommended Bitsquare and I have to admit it is great! Its open source, which I love, and has several features that make my life so much easier. If you are using Coinbase do yourself a favor and switch to Bitsquare. You will not be disappointed. "
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    #12Yobit

    Yobit
    Yobit is a platform of cryptocurrency exchange. It supports cooperation with the world's most popular cryptocurrencies and offers the possibility of making profits in electronic money exchange operations.
    Websites

    Free

    Zachary Mills
    Written on September 7, 2017
    "Interesting suggestion, I use Coinbase for its simplicity, but when it comes to alternative, I think the questioner was asking something similar to Coinbase, such as coinmama, or something like that, instead the answer leads to a bitcoin exchange center which is overwhelming to be honest, so I personally think this answer may not be what the questioner wanted."
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    #13Rofx.net

    Rofx.net

    Rofx.net is an automated Forex trading tool based on neural network technology. They guarantee that you receive profits at the end of each trading day, and they offer coverage of losses.

    Websites

    Susan Tindol
    Written on January 9, 2018
    "I think this website is much better than Coinbase because it has more interesting price for bitcoin (maybe the best on the market), have no withdrawal fee and deliver BTC or USD at the same day you make transaction."
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    #14Coinbase Referral Code Coupon

    Coinbase Referral Code Coupon

    With this Coinbase Referral Code Coupon, you will get 10$ free in BTC. For first time users of Coinbase, they can join the service through this page.

    Websites

    Free

    Mark Welch
    Written on February 3, 2018
    "Coinbase is the top cryptocurrency exchange for good reason, it is the most reliable and secure. The coupon code made it even easier to get started."

Summary

Best What are the best Coinbase alternatives
RankSolutionsTypeVotesPrice
1BinanceWebsites 22 Free
2BitfinexWebsites 15 Free
3Coinbase ProWebsites 14 Free
4KrakenWebsites 12 Free
5BittrexWebsites 11 Free
6CEX.IOWebsites 9 Free
7PoloniexWebsites 7 Free
8ExpresscoinWebsites 7 Free
9LocalBitcoinsWebsites 5 Free
10SkincoinWebsites 4 Free
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