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Exchanges

What is an Exchange?

An exchange is a marketplace in which securities, commodities, derivatives, and other financial instruments are traded. 

Virtual currency exchanges allow their customers to trade virtual currencies – usually for other virtual currencies, but also for other assets such as fiat money. 

Most trades on these virtual exchanges occur on a peer-to-peer basis. However, some exchanges permit direct purchase of Ether at market price. In others, the user is permitted to dictate what they are able to pay through the exchange’s buy-and-sell mechanism. 

Which Exchange Do I Use?

Different exchanges may offer a variety of functions. Some may accept credit card payments, wire transfers, postal money orders, or other forms of payment (such as another virtual currency), in exchange for Ether or other virtual currencies. They may offer different security protocols. Many exchanges also offer a wallet function to store Ether or another virtual currency.

The exchanges listed below allow users to purchase Ether with fiat currency.

GDAX

A Coinbase product. The exchange offers a user friendly interface for an easier trading experience. Users can transfer funds into their account using ACH deposit and bank transfer. They can also gain instant funds by adding a debit or credit card. Coinbase is also insured, which prevents any compromises to the prices of the virtual currencies, as well as protecting users’ funds.
View Exchange
SupportETH
MobileYes (iOS and Android)
WithdrawalsACH Deposit, Bank Transfer
DepositsACH Deposit, Bank Transfer
SecurityOffline storage, 2FA for each device, offline backups
LicensedYes
OfficesSan Francisco, CA

Gemini

Gemini brings the first-ever licensed, fully regulated exchange for Ether users. Founded by Tyler and Cameron Winklevoss, the exchange has made acquiring Ether easier than ever through ACH deposits. Users will have to go through a lengthy verification before moving on to the easy-to-use interface. Gemini is currently open for trading in 36 states.
View Exchange
SupportETH
MobileYes
WithdrawalsACH deposit, Bank Transfer
DepositsACH deposit, Bank Transfer
SecurityOffline storage, Multi-sig technology, 2FA, Encryption
LicensedYes
OfficesNew York, NY

Coinbase

One of Bitcoin’s more popular wallets also supports Ethereum. Users must add their bank account in order to purchase Ether; these transactions would take approximately five business days to complete. However, if a user needs Ether right away, they can add their credit or debit information for instant purchase. Coinbase also offers a mobile app. Security features include a MultiSig Vault to safely secure coins.
View Exchange
SupportETH
MobileYes (iOS and Android)
WithdrawalsACH Deposit, Bank Transfer
DepositsACH Deposit, Bank Transfer
SecurityOffline storage, 2FA for each device, offline backups
LicensedYes
OfficesSan Francisco, CA

Kraken

Since launching in 2013, Kraken established itself as one of the safest and dependable exchanges on the market. Its user-friendly design allows beginners to trade with ease while instructing others how to use the more advanced model. Users can buy their Ether through market and limit orders as well as stop loss/take profits orders.
View Exchange
SupportETH, ETC
MobileYes (iOS)
WithdrawalsUS Residents - Bank Transfer; Non-US Residents - PayCash SEPA/SWIFT
DepositsUS Residents - SynapsePay/Bank Transfer; Non-US Residents - PayCash SEPA/SWIFT
SecurityOffline storage, 2FA, Email confirmations, Encryption
LicensedYes
OfficesSan Francisco, CA

Bitfinex

This Hong Kong-based exchange offers three different functions for trading, each with their own wallet to help align your funds. Users can order their Ether through market and limit trading, as well as stop loss. Users can also trade mobilely through their iOS or Android app. *US residents are restricted from use on this site.
View Exchange
SupportETH, ETC
MobileYes (iOS and Android)
WithdrawalsBank Transfer
DepositsBank Transfer
SecurityAutomatic backup, 2FA
LicensedNo
OfficesHong Kong

CEX.io

With over 600,000 registered users, CEX.io has proven to be one of the strongest altcoin exchanges in the world. It’s one of the few exchanges that accepts Visa/Mastercard for a USD deposit if they do not want to wire their money. Just be aware, deposits take up to 15 days to process while withdrawals may take up to 20 days. The exchange’s simple interface makes it easy for beginners to buy and sell their ether. CEX.io also offers an iOS and Android app for those users on the go.
View Exchange
SupportETH
MobileYes (iOS and Android)
WithdrawalsBank Transfer
DepositsVisa/Mastercard or Bank Transfer
Security2FA, Offline storage, SSL Certificate, Encryption
LicensedYes
OfficesLondon, UK

EXMO

Exmo employs programmers based in India, Russia, Spain, and Thailand as well as advisors in England, Lithuania, Singapore, and the United States. All working 24/7 to secure the safety of your funds. For additional support, Exmo provides an online chat that supports several languages. US residents have a wide variety of options to deposit their USD. The popular choice is to wire the money. However, users can also choose different payment providers such as Neteller, Perfect Money and Money Polo.
View Exchange
SupportETH
MobileNo
WithdrawalsBank Transfer, Neteller, Perfect Money, MoneyPolo, OKPAY
DepositsBank Transfer, Neteller, Perfect Money, Money Polo, OKPAY
SecurityOffline storage, 2FA, SSL Certificate, Encryption
LicensedNo
OfficesBarcelona, Spain

Livecoin

Livecoin began as a small exchange, only accepting Bitcoin and Litecoin. Now it handles over 60 different trading pairs, including three with Ethereum. The user friendly platform allows even a beginner virtual currency trader to feel like an expert. As with most exchanges, users must pay a fee when depositing fiat currency. The same with withdrawals. However, Livecoin is associated with multiple payment services to make it easier for their customers.
View Exchange
SupportETH
MobileYes
WithdrawalsBank Transfer, Perfect Money, PayPal, OKPAY, Payeer, Capitalist
DepositsPerfect Money, OKPAY, Payeer, Capitalist, Bank Transfer
SecurityBasic - Pin, Email Code; Advanced -2FA
LicensedNo
OfficesLondon, UK

BTC-E

Since launching in 2011, this original bitcoin exchange is one of the oldest on the market. It has since grown to become one of the most popular exchanges that supports multiple virtual currencies. As of right now, BTC-E is the leading exchange for ETH/USD trading pairs based on its volume. The customer’s safety is a must which is why BTC-E complies with KYC and AML regulations. In consideration of international customers, the website is available in three languages: English, Chinese, and Russian.
View Exchange
SupportETH, ETC
MobileYes
WithdrawalsWire Transfer, Perfect Money, PayPal, OKPAY, MoneyPolo
DepositsPerfect Money, OKPAY, MoneyPolo
SecurityGoogle Authenticator (2FA)
LicensedNo
OfficesCyprus