The Best Exchange is Super-Easy to use for a first-time-trader!

10일 전

This week the #SteemCryptoChallenge is dealing with the topic of being the best exchange. That is a fantastic topic, and I have enjoyed most of the articles published so far. However, one topic that I haven't seen covered in many of those articles that I do feel deserve more attention when it comes to "being the best cryptocurrency exchange", is which one is giving you the best entry into the crypto-world!

What do I mean? Who would search Google for information about the best cryptocurrency exchange? I would not do so, after all, I have been trading for a couple of years, and I believe I know the answer already. Who is the one searching for the best cryptocurrency exchange? I think you have guessed it correctly - those who haven't traded a single dime before!

best crypto exchange beginners.png

Those who are looking for and searching for answers as to which cryptocurrency exchange to use are standing there with Dollars in their hands and in their pockets, ready to use them wherever they can - so, where to start? Which exchange is the best for a first time trader who has lots of FIAT (which is a government-issued currency like Euro, Dollar, Yen, and other currencies)? How can they easiest find the way into the world of cryptos, make their first purchases, and then get started with hodling (buying a crypto and keeping it without touching it, hoping that the value will increase with time) or immediately start trading with whatever they have bought?

Worth knowing before you purchase your first cryptos!

Maybe you are reading this article and your goal is to buy your first cryptos. Where to start? First of all, the easiest way to add money to the cryptoworld is by paying directly with a card online or by transfering money to an exchange, where you can later buy cryptos directly with that money.

If you decide to buy with a credit card, you should be prepared to pay fees around 2%-5%, which should be considered fairly high. But, the positive aspect here is that you get your cryptos in a few seconds, and you can start trading or hodling at once. Or if you have some information about a crypto that will increase in price a lot in the next hour, then you do not want to wait for a bank transfer to arrive, and then purchasing with a payment card online can be the best and quickest solution.

If you have a little patience, you will find it to be much cheaper to do a bank transfer from your own bank account to the bank account belonging to the exchange you decide to use. Depending on your location, your bank, and the exchange, such a transfer can take anything from a couple of hours to a couple of days (normally). Do not forget, banks are closed during weekends, so nothing will happen on such days. The positive here is that there are no fees, except for the banking fees of actually transferring funds to the exchange you use.

When the money has arrived to the exchange you can start purchasing all the cryptos available on that exchange at once!

This was some background information. Which exchange should you actually choose? Which can help you purchase cryptos quickly either with a card or by transferring money from your bank account? Besides supporting these functions, it will, of course, need to be a solid and good exchange with a high level of security, high quality trading pairs, and a transparent leadership that you can trust and that you know.

Three great exchanges for new traders (and old traders)!

When I first started with trading, Coinbase was the big thing. It was incredibly easy to use, and the natural pick of many starters. Today, however, I consider this to be almost out of date, and they have some terrible fees for those purchasing cryptos within the system. As a result, I will not include Coinbase, even though you can see it in many articles about the best crypto exchanges for beginners.

Instead, I would like to mention the following three exchanges. If you only want to use one of them, go for the first!

Binance - A natural place to start

You can find the Binance website at This is a natural place to start if you want to purchase crypto. They are making it very easy at their website, just check the screenshot below.


As you press the menu text for buy crypto, you will immediately find links that will let you do a bank transfer or purchase directly with your card. And one of the awesome things here is that Binance often run campaigns in which you can purchase crypto with your MasterCard/VISA card without any fees involved. Normally, however, the fees are around 3%.

Binance is working hard to be available to customers all around the world, and they are the leading exchange when it comes to compatibility with local currencies and more.

There are many other positives with this exchange as well, including the fact that Binance has awesome trading pairs (making it a natural place to purchase most of the popular cryptos available), they have a fantastic department with investment opportunities (making it perfect if you just want to keep your money working for you, even while hodling), and so much more!

Kraken - An Exchange you can trust

Kraken is often left out from lists such as this one, but I find it to be a brilliant exchange for starters. They are making it very easy to do a bank transfer, which again will let you quickly start purchasing cryptos with no fees attached. When you have registered your account, they are taking care of your privacy, and they are helping you keep your account running with the highest levels of security.

Kraken doesn't have as many trading pairs as Binance, but it is still a place where you can feel safe and let your money do the job for you! It should also be mentioned that Kraken just received the right to create a bank in the United States, meaning that this can turn very interesting in the future, combining a bank and an exchange in the same place. Can you imagine seeing your cryptos and your bank account information on the same surface? That might be possible with Kraken in the future!


A great place to start, but due to the lack of trading pairs, and not the coolest looking trading platform design, a good second option, but not as good as Binance. And, a very good solution for those who want to add money via bank transfer!

Kucoin / Bittrex - good options, but still not as good!

Kucoin and Bittrex are two great exchanges. If security was highest priority, then I might say Bittrex, but still - I have accounts on both of them and like'em both! You can easily purchase cryptos with your card on both platforms, and Bittrex has a 3% fee on such purchases. You can also do a bank transfer with Bittrex, but it is incredibly stupid, and only meant for giant customers making USD transfers of thousands of dollars. In other words, not at all as good for bank transfers as Kraken and Binance mentioned earlier in the article.


Both Kucoin and Bittrex have great trading pairs available. If you want to purchase Steem, the token you can earn by publishing articles here on the Steem platform, I suggest that you use either Bittrex or Binance, as the token can be found on both platforms!

What is the conclusion?

Binance is by far the easiest platform for beginners. It is easy to get started, and after a few minutes, you will also very well understand the platform and be able to trade, invest, stake, and all sorts of other cryptoactivities. It should also come as a plus that they have love fees on deposits and withdrawals, which again comes as a plus when moving your funds between wallets and exchanges!

I hope you have found this article to be useful. If you have further advice, please write a comment. Do not forget that you can find lots of more cryptorelated information here on the Steem platform, so make sure to place a bookmark here, register a user here, write some articles, and be a part of this fantastic community yourself!

Authors get paid when people like you upvote their post.
If you enjoyed what you read here, create your account today and start earning FREE STEEM!
Sort Order:  trending

Shared with all my fellow travelers on Twitter sitting and home and trading cryptos, since they have to be at home due to COVID instead of traveling!

shared on twitter1.jpg

Today, however, I consider this to be almost out of date, and they have some terrible fees for those purchasing cryptos within the system

Very true. The exchanges must evolve alongside the evolution of the crypto ecosystem. Otherwise, they will be left behind. See how proactive Binance is. It has covered and addressed the existing problem interface of exchanges like Coinbase and Bittrex, now a giant exchange, too big to fail.

Can you imagine seeing your cryptos and your bank account information on the same surface?

That's a powerful thing for mass adoption.

There is a little bit of Binance in every crypto traders.

Thank you.

Steem on.

#twopercent #india #affable


Thanks for writing @sapwood! Feel privileged to have such a great author write a comment to the article! Things are always evolving, and I remember seeing a Tweet a few years ago about Poloniex being the nr. 1 one exchange in 2016, then came Bittrex in 2017, then Binance in 2018, and then they expected some new to become the hotshot of 2019 and 2020. Well, so far Binance has managed to remain on the throne - Curious to see where it will end?! :)


I am also feeling privileged to engage with you.

Steem on.

I'm not used to kraken or bittrex. Binance however, comes out top for me. On of the things I like about binance is that it is widely available. I don't know a single country where on can't use binance. Any new user any where can access it with it's really nice features. I concur to your opinion friend, binance is the best for beginners. The volume of trade is top notch, the transaction fees are about the least in the industry, the number of cryptocurrencies is more than any other exchange I know and the trade pairs are just numerous. Team binance wins for me.

#onepercent #nigeria


Yeah, it is widely clear that Binance is one of the most popular exchanges, and that isn't a coincidence. The founder of McDonalds (Ray Kroc) once said: If you take care of the customer, the customer will take care of you! I guess that is true about Binance as well... many happy customers take good care of their favorite exchange!

Kucoin and Bittrex are two great exchanges.

They're but Binance Exchange platform is leading in the fire front. If I'm to suggest other good exchange it would be roqqu and Airhawk-exchange.



That sounds interesting, not the most famous (I haven't heard much about them). In general, I am a bit skeptical to exchanges I haven't heard much about, so I would for sure do some more research before I would get started with them. Do these exchanges give customers the chance to fund their accounts with bank transfer or with payment cards?


Hmmm..🤔 I haven't any early idea about this one. It is an useful information.

#onepercent #srilanka #affable

Congratulations you are one of the winners of the Steem Crypto Challenge Month...

Thank you for taking part

The Steemit Team

Congratulations, your post has been upvoted by @dsc-r2cornell, which is the curating account for @R2cornell's Discord Community.

Curated by @blessed-girl


Enhorabuena, su "post" ha sido "up-voted" por @dsc-r2cornell, que es la "cuenta curating" de la Comunidad de la Discordia de @R2cornell.

Interesante información sobre todo para los que somos analfabetas en este campo, sin embargo, creo que Venezuela tiene una situación especial con las criptomonedas tendria que averiguar. lo digo porque intenté usar el paypal y no funciona.