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December 18, 2017, 05:34:12 PM
Last edit: January 01, 2018, 05:33:28 AM by gopnik
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I noticed there is no real reliable source of information out there to figure out what exchange is worth dealing with, so i thought i might be a good idea to start a list that you could update and comment

I splitted the exchanges in 3 tiers from the Best to high risk
It is based on my personnal experience and extensive researches taking into account feedbacks, transparency, corporate informations, WHOIS etc; please add exchanges, comment and update

TIERS 1 (LOW RISK SOMEWHAT LEGIT / GOOD SUPPORT / REASONABLY FAST WITHDRAWALS)

    ACX            Australia
    Binance            japan china
    bitcoin indonesia        indonesia
    bitcoin.de         germany
    bitfinex            taiwan hk
    bitflyerFX         japan
    Bithumb            korea
    BITSO                   Mexico
    bitstamp         uk slovenia luxembourg
    bittrex            usa
    BL3P            NL
    BTC BOX            japan
    btcmarkets         Australia
    cex.io            uk ukrainian
    coinbase            usa
    coincheck         japan
    COINNEST         Korea
    coinone            korea
    coinsquare         Canada
    cryptopia         nZ
    dsx                           uk
    gatecoin            hk
    GDAX            usa
    Gemini            USa
    huobi         china
    independent reserve   Australia
    itbit            usa
    Koinex            India
    Korbit            korea
    kraken            usa
    LUNO (SA)         South Africa
    okcoin            china
    OKEX            china Belize
    Paymium         France
    Quadrigacx         canada
    quoinex            japan sg (legit but manual withdrawal only during business days; very slow)
    Therock trading      malta
    Tidex                        UK / Russia
    zaif            japan



TIERS 2 (MEDIUM RISK, POOR SUPPORT, SLOW WITHDRAWALS)

    Abucoins         poland
    Bitbank                     China
    Bitbay         poland
    Bitgrail                      Italy
    Bitmex         Seychelles
    bitsane         uk
    Bit-z                         China
    Bleutrade         brazil
    BTCC            uk china
    btc38                   China
    coinmate                   UK czech
    coinroom         poland
    EXX                           hk
    Gatehub                    Slovenia
    Kucoin                       Hong Kong
    Liqui          Ukraine
    livecoin          UK russia
    Mercatox         UK costa rica
    Poloniex            usa
    ZB.COM                   china



TIERS 3 (HIGH RISK / POTENTIAL EXIT SCAM / NO SUPPORT / SLOW-NO WITHDRAWALS)

    Aex                           WHOIS protected
    c-cex         Russia WHOIS protected
    coinexchange            WHOIS protected
    coinegg                   UK chinese / same than coolcoin   WHOIS protected
    coolcoin         China / cayman WHOIS protected
    exmo             uk lithuania spain
    Gate.io         china WHOIS protected (bter rebranding hacked/inside job)
    Hitbtc         Unknown, no corporate registration. hidden WHOIS
    Mixcoins                   uk china WHOIS protected
    Right BTC         Dubai WHOIS protected
    trustdex                    unknown origin WHOIS protected
    wex                 Russia (btc-e rebranding) FBI investigation pending
    xBTCe         china WHOIS protected
    yobit            Russia (Russian police investigation pending)



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December 23, 2017, 02:18:46 AM
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can I speak russian here?
english is  not my naitve i study it but think on another

PS: and maybe a little in Ukrainian  Wink i post some information in ukrain exchange thread about exmo  Grin it's fun in my opinion


of course you can
google translate is here to help Tongue

aha ok, not sure i understand everything you wrote but what you're saying is that they have a huge hole in their payment security??


i also commented about Exmo

https://bitcointalk.org/index.php?topic=1084193.560
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December 23, 2017, 10:47:23 AM
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aha ok, not sure i understand everything you wrote but what you're saying is that they have a huge hole in their payment security??
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Дa! дыpкa  Wink пoзвoляющaя oбxoдить xoлд ycтaнaвливaeмый пpи ввoдe cpeдcтв!!!
Taкaя жe дыpкa былa нa Btc-e впeчaтлeниe чтo exmo кoгдa тo кyпилa движoк y ниx...

Yes! little hole Wink allows you to bypass the hold set by the input means!
The same hole was on Btc-e impression that exmo when it bought the engine from them ...
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December 27, 2017, 09:52:09 PM
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I like this tier-list of exchanges, it reminds me of the power supply tier list on tomshardware.com.
This list is a good start but I understand that it is based on personal experience, so obviously it's difficult to make it objective. So this list can be improved by community. My suggestion is to move Yobit to Tier 2, I've been using Yobit many times and never had a problem with them. Poloniex is in tier 1, I would agree with that few months ago, but not anymore. I had problems with withdrawals so Poloniex should be in Tier 2 at most.
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December 31, 2017, 09:06:12 PM
Last edit: January 01, 2018, 05:37:02 AM by gopnik
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I like this tier-list of exchanges, it reminds me of the power supply tier list on tomshardware.com.
This list is a good start but I understand that it is based on personal experience, so obviously it's difficult to make it objective. So this list can be improved by community. My suggestion is to move Yobit to Tier 2, I've been using Yobit many times and never had a problem with them. Poloniex is in tier 1, I would agree with that few months ago, but not anymore. I had problems with withdrawals so Poloniex should be in Tier 2 at most.

Thanks  Smiley
I downgraded poloniex;
i have to agree that the service sucks and i've recently lost confidence in this platform;
they owe me $50K frozen since about 10 days due to a "technical problem" with BCN web wallets and not a single response to my ticket. The interesting thing is that the bytecoin developers tell me they have been trying to reach them for a while to fix the problem but Poloniex never responded so there is something wrong happening here.

I'd like to put yobit in tiers 2 but the police investigation in Russia makes it highly untrustworthy; they could be shut down any time and all users would be screwed

I recently tried Tidex, which is a pleasant surprise so far; very neat and fluid interface; no verification needed, instant withdrawals and deposits
I have yet to reach their support for any problem but it is all good so far; just one issue is the low volume on most markets due to the fact that they are still a recent company

I added Kucoin which seems to be a nice company, transparent and legit for now; i exchanged emails with the business development team. I'll keep testing more exchanges and will try to keep the list up to date with the forum comments
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December 31, 2017, 09:07:42 PM
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....
aha ok, not sure i understand everything you wrote but what you're saying is that they have a huge hole in their payment security??
...

Дa! дыpкa  Wink пoзвoляющaя oбxoдить xoлд ycтaнaвливaeмый пpи ввoдe cpeдcтв!!!
Taкaя жe дыpкa былa нa Btc-e впeчaтлeниe чтo exmo кoгдa тo кyпилa движoк y ниx...

Yes! little hole Wink allows you to bypass the hold set by the input means!
The same hole was on Btc-e impression that exmo when it bought the engine from them ...

damn!  Shocked

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at least they have a support rep here responding to forum posts, fwiw. but lots of people have stuck withdrawals there. also, people should be aware that an exmo manager was kidnapped in ukraine and released after exmo paid a $1 million ransom. this happened over the past several days.

I'd like to put yobit in tiers 2 but the police investigation in Russia makes it highly untrustworthy; they could be shut down any time and all users would be screwed

i doubt they have servers or registrations on russian soil. i'm sure the government already blocked access to the site long ago. do you really think the russian government has the power to see them shut down? they aren't the USA.

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Hitbtc         Unknown Seychelles Hong Kong? WHOIS protected

any info on hitbtc appreciated. i was planning to risk a small amount there but i've seen some worrisome reports recently.

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January 01, 2018, 12:48:03 AM
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at least they have a support rep here responding to forum posts, fwiw. but lots of people have stuck withdrawals there. also, people should be aware that an exmo manager was kidnapped in ukraine and released after exmo paid a $1 million ransom. this happened over the past several days.



They maybe respond on the forum, but they don't respond the tickets neither do provide a decent service so what's the point? yeah they make it look like they respond on the forum to not lose clients but that's it.  Ukrainian, kidnapping, holding withdrawals, not answering clients, recent company, that's too many red flags; not again, thanks



I'd like to put yobit in tiers 2 but the police investigation in Russia makes it highly untrustworthy; they could be shut down any time and all users would be screwed

I doubt they have servers or registrations on russian soil. i'm sure the government already blocked access to the site long ago. do you really think the russian government has the power to see them shut down? they aren't the USA.[/quote]


I do think Russians can shut them down much more easily than the FBI if they want to, especially if they own something to the Russian government
They don't bother with trials and Russians security services have reach all over the world; do whatever you want, but there is a significant risk
Russian forums are filled with complaints about this exchange; withdrawals never happening, no support etc.

https://cointelegraph.com/news/cryptocurrency-exchange-yobit-investigated-in-russia-on-fraud-claims



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Hitbtc         Unknown Seychelles Hong Kong? WHOIS protected

any info on hitbtc appreciated. i was planning to risk a small amount there but i've seen some worrisome reports recently.
[/quote]

about hitbtc: don't

This exchange is going to exit scam one day or another and that will make Mtgox looks like a joke
hitbtc is under investigation by a huge number of law enforcement agencies
they will be shut down


It is the shadiest exchanges i know to date

- Fake company name
- no corporate registration / totally of the grid
- no offices
- whois hidden by panama based whoisguard
- huge ressources invested by hitbtc to elude investigators researching the company, with complex network of fake entities, company name usurpations, fake people, etc..
- almost non existent support with fake names
- faked volume by a huge extent / bot generated markets
- too cheap miner fees which results in transfers stuck in limbo for days (for the lucky one who actually get some money out of it)

Their business model is based on selective scamming; they let a number of payments go through based on a automated selection made by algoritm and withhold others either for days, weeks, months or forever.

They let some payments go through to create confusion among people who cannot figure out if they are a full blown scam or just incompetent and understaffed, and keep their scammy business going, but also to elude "withdrawal tests" made with small amounts, to draw larger sums into their exchange

A certain percentage of the funds never leave the exchange; and some are only returned months later, when the exchange has been able to buy the coins at rock bottom price and pocket the difference, since most of their books are fake

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January 02, 2018, 06:43:45 AM
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I couldn't find coinsbank on your list.

https://coinsbank.com/

https://coinmarketcap.com/exchanges/coinsbank/
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January 02, 2018, 08:57:13 AM
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I think it is really important to consider how responsive these exchanges are when you need to get support or withdraw crypto/fiat. I think a  lot of us are getting really disappointed at the awful level of support most exchanges are providing at the time. I for one would love to know which exchanges continue to support their customers well especially as they expand. The important thing of course is how will these exchanges behave/provide support in times of panic and high selling?
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January 04, 2018, 06:36:59 AM
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This is helpful — thanks. Slightly different perspective — which exchanges (and cryptos) have the quickest crypto deposit / withdrawal times? I know depends on the coin’s infrastructure but also the exchange’s.

Ripple comes to mind but hard to tell for the less well known cryptos (and which exchanges are best able to handle their traffic).

Thanks all.
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January 07, 2018, 12:09:58 AM
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This is a great thread, and until there's a reliable website devoted to this, this can be a great service to all investors and users of exchanges.

I'm curious what if any experience people have with Mercatox. I see it in Tier 2, and I was considering doing some small trades there, but not if people have the experience of money getting trapped there forever.
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January 07, 2018, 10:05:02 AM
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Interesting list. Does anyone use DSX? It is in Tier 1 here, but there is very little information about this exchange.
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This is a great thread, and until there's a reliable website devoted to this, this can be a great service to all investors and users of exchanges.

I'm curious what if any experience people have with Mercatox. I see it in Tier 2, and I was considering doing some small trades there, but not if people have the experience of money getting trapped there forever.

I'm also curious about this one as well.
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January 07, 2018, 06:51:47 PM
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Today I was thinking to create a review thread for exchanges, but when I saw this thread, I'm glad that someone took the step.
But just don't give up after sometime, continue the work and keep us updated.

Why did you placed bittrex in tier 1? Currently they have huge number of accusations against them?

If it is possible than organize the list somewhat like this.

And also if you want then you can implement feedback/voting system in op for each and every exchange. Such as positive, neutral & negative.
Lets say when someone will post a feedback (positive or negative), you will update the feedback/voting column in op by ascending order.
An example could be like the way selly implemented.

Thank you for the efforts... Keep up the good work.
 

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January 11, 2018, 05:26:12 AM
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exx.com is scam?

Many times users can´t access  and  some people associated exx with bitcoin diamond

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January 11, 2018, 07:00:13 AM
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Add Coinsecure and Unocoin to Tier 1 as both have offices in India and live support too. C-cex.io has been having too many issues now and can't be placed in Tier 1. Checking the complaints they should be moved down to Tier 2. Livecoin does have a good support and instant withdrawals but at times deposits can be slow. In case of hitbtc, I agree as I too have faced issues but most projects prefer listing their coins on this exchange as the price gets pumped too often.

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January 12, 2018, 03:27:13 AM
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I want to add about HITBTC they have a very large commission for some coins. And you do not know what kind of commission until you buy it and it will not be on your account. For example, I have 10 OMG, for withdrawal requests 2 OMG, i.e. 20% or ~ $ 41. The only plus is that verification is not required.
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DO NOT USE COSS. YES, I KNOW THEY HAVE A COIN, BUT THEY WILL TAKE YOUR MONEY. I sent $20 there in $LTC as a tester and no money has been deposited to my account in 2 days. I emailed their customer support and got no response either.  I found a few other people on Twitter who were also recently scammed by them. Don't make the same mistake I did.
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February 07, 2018, 06:51:29 PM
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I noticed there is no real reliable source of information out there to figure out what exchange is worth dealing with, so i thought i might be a good idea to start a list that you could update and comment

I splitted the exchanges in 3 tiers from the Best to high risk
It is based on my personnal experience and extensive researches taking into account feedbacks, transparency, corporate informations, WHOIS etc; please add exchanges, comment and update

TIERS 1 (LOW RISK SOMEWHAT LEGIT / GOOD SUPPORT / REASONABLY FAST WITHDRAWALS)

    ACX            Australia
    Binance            japan china
    bitcoin indonesia        indonesia
    bitcoin.de         germany
    bitfinex            taiwan hk
    bitflyerFX         japan
    Bithumb            korea
    BITSO                   Mexico
    bitstamp         uk slovenia luxembourg
    bittrex            usa
    BL3P            NL
    BTC BOX            japan
    btcmarkets         Australia
    cex.io            uk ukrainian
    coinbase            usa
    coincheck         japan
    COINNEST         Korea
    coinone            korea
    coinsquare         Canada
    cryptopia         nZ
    dsx                           uk
    gatecoin            hk
    GDAX            usa
    Gemini            USa
    huobi         china
    independent reserve   Australia
    itbit            usa
    Koinex            India
    Korbit            korea
    kraken            usa
    LUNO (SA)         South Africa
    okcoin            china
    OKEX            china Belize
    Paymium         France
    Quadrigacx         canada
    quoinex            japan sg (legit but manual withdrawal only during business days; very slow)
    Therock trading      malta
    Tidex                        UK / Russia
    zaif            japan



TIERS 2 (MEDIUM RISK, POOR SUPPORT, SLOW WITHDRAWALS)

    Abucoins         poland
    Bitbank                     China
    Bitbay         poland
    Bitgrail                      Italy
    Bitmex         Seychelles
    bitsane         uk
    Bit-z                         China
    Bleutrade         brazil
    BTCC            uk china
    btc38                   China
    coinmate                   UK czech
    coinroom         poland
    EXX                           hk
    Gatehub                    Slovenia
    Kucoin                       Hong Kong
    Liqui          Ukraine
    livecoin          UK russia
    Mercatox         UK costa rica
    Poloniex            usa
    ZB.COM                   china



TIERS 3 (HIGH RISK / POTENTIAL EXIT SCAM / NO SUPPORT / SLOW-NO WITHDRAWALS)

    Aex                           WHOIS protected
    c-cex         Russia WHOIS protected
    coinexchange            WHOIS protected
    coinegg                   UK chinese / same than coolcoin   WHOIS protected
    coolcoin         China / cayman WHOIS protected
    exmo             uk lithuania spain
    Gate.io         china WHOIS protected (bter rebranding hacked/inside job)
    Hitbtc         Unknown, no corporate registration. hidden WHOIS
    Mixcoins                   uk china WHOIS protected
    Right BTC         Dubai WHOIS protected
    trustdex                    unknown origin WHOIS protected
    wex                 Russia (btc-e rebranding) FBI investigation pending
    xBTCe         china WHOIS protected
    yobit            Russia (Russian police investigation pending)





Hi,

May I know, why you put abucoins & BTCC at Tier 2 ?

For Kraken & Bitstamp, with their current support quality, I don't think that they still deserve for Tier 1 Smiley

You can read on this Kraken official thread :
https://bitcointalk.org/index.php?topic=290799.6440

There is a lot of problems unsolved, including mine..

For Bitstamp, u can find a lot of threads that list disappointed customers with their unsolved problems..
And, in case of my account verification, I have sent all of the required documents more than 1 month ago, then they just email me asking again the document that I have sent more than a month ago.. I think they will need another months to check the documents that I have sent to them (in case they don't lost it again)..
And their Cust. Support needs weeks just for replying with something not helpful at all, & just copy-paste from their standard reply.. Sometimes they even just replying my email with different topic than I have sent (so I don't think that they even read my email)..

I think I should reconsider to trust them with my fund & assets.. considering that they even can not keep the documents that I have sent to them..

For this moment, It's hardly exist any "big" exchange with a descent service (especially support) quality.. Please let me know if it there Smiley..

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