Cryptocurrency exchanges provide a platform on which you can buy or trade alternative cryptocurrencies.  Once you have gained the basic knowledge on bitcoin, you might like to expand your cryptocurrency portfolio. Here is a list of some of the best-known cryptocurrency exchanges:


Changelly is a cryptocurrency exchange where you can shift between coins. You can also buy bitcoin directly with a debit or credit card, although the fees for that are quite high. It has a smooth user-friendly interface and a responsive support team behind it. Headquartered in Prague this exchange has gained popularity quickly. Changelly also partners with Coinomi, where it is integrated as an API to allow you to exchange altcoins without leaving your wallet.


GDAX is a Coinbase owned exchange and you can use the same log in credentials for both. Bank account deposits are free and transfers from Coinbase into GDAX are also free. It is particularly useful if you are making many small transactions or very large once.The taker fee is 0.25% for all BTC books and 0.30% for all ETH and LTC books.


Bittrex is a US-based exchange that offers more than 250 cryptocurrency trading pairs. It is possible to buy bitcoin with fiat but you will need an “enhanced verified” account and a minimum spend of $10,000. The interface is great for candlestick trading and supports trading indicators such as MACD, Bollinger and others. It is quick and simple to send and receive bitcoin and any of the other supported altcoins to and from their corresponding Bittrex wallets. The buy and sell trades have a flat commission fee of 0.25%.


Poloniex supports most major altcoins and you can trade on their BTC, ETH and USTD markets. The verification process is easy and fast but it is not possible to buy or trade with fiat currency. There comission fees are 0.15% for the maker and 0.25% for the taker on trades up to 600 BTC. The exchange is headquartered in the US but has attracted traders from all around the globe.
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