Platforms & Exchanges

This page will show you different Bitcoin trading platforms you can use.

The availability of each exchange will differ based on your citizenship.

It's the first example of a growing category of money known as cryptocurrency. We have listed the exchanges below from highest to lowest daily volume based on 2017 data.


Here's what's funny:

Poloniex has the largest Bitcoin trading volume, but its markets are not even denominated in USD or any other major currency.

Its DASH and Ether markets make up about 20% of Bitcoin's daily trading volume.


Despite a hack in which users lost 33% of their funds on the exchange, Bitfinex remains a popular option.

Its liquidity is only topped by Poloniex, which makes Bitfinex the largest Bitcoin exchange in terms of USD trading volume.


GDAX holds about a 4% share of total BTC trading volume. 80% of its share comes from its BTC/USD exchange, with the rest coming via its ETH/BTC exchange.


Gemini accounts for just about 1% of total Bitcoin trading volume. It's still rather new, so with time it may gain market share.

It has some very unique features, like instant-Bitcoin and instant-wire deposits.


Between its EUR/BTC and USD/BTC markets, Kraken has about a 7% share of the total Bitcoin trading market.

About 50% of Kraken's market share comes from its EUR/BTC exchange, 30% from its Ether/BTC exchange, and the last 20% from its USD/BTC exchange.


Bitstamp's BTC/USD exchange accounts for about 2.5% of global Bitcoin trading volume. I

ts BTC/EUR exchange tacks on anohter 0.5% of global volume, giving Bitstamp a ~3% share of global Bitcoin trading volume.

What is Bitcoin

Bitcoin is a form of digital currency, created and held electronically. No one controls it. Bitcoins aren't printed, like dollars or euros – they're produced by people, and increasingly businesses, running computers all around the world, using software that solves mathematical problems.

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Alternative Coins

Ethereum has been gaining a lot of attention as of late. This public blockchain software aims to support a lot more than "just" a digital currency. Developers can actually code software, and then power that software through the public blockchain.

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