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Top 20 Regulated Cryptocurrency Exchanges

A list of the most popular regulated digital currency exchanges.

Cryptocurrency exchanges are becoming integral to the crypto-asset ecosystem. These digital asset exchanges are businesses that allow customers to buy, sell, or trade digital currencies for other assets including conventional fiat money or other digital currencies. These crypto exchanges can also function as market makers that take bid-ask spreads as transaction commissions for their services or charge fees as a matching platform.

Regulated exchanges are private companies that offer crypto trading platforms. These exchanges require registration and identification to comply with Know Your Customer (KYC) or Anti-Money Laundering regulations. Some countries have embraced crypto-assets; others have been more reticent to permit widespread adoption.

  1. Coinbase Pro

Coinbase Pro is a product by Coinbase that targets professional crypto traders by offering a professional trading interface and lower fees. The platform allows you to track the market, view trading history, monitor open orders and manage multiple portfolios. Start trading today by signing up.

  1. Kraken

Kraken was founded in 2011 and is based in the US. It caters to beginner and advanced cryptocurrency traders with 40 cryptocurrencies available for trade. The exchange provides cryptocurrency to fiat trading and provides price information to Bloomberg Terminal. As of 2020, Kraken is available in 48 US states and 176 countries.

  1. Bitstamp

Bitstamp is a bitcoin exchange based in Luxembourg, founded in 2011. The platform focuses on the European market and allows USD, EUR, bitcoin, XRP, ethereum, litecoin or bitcoin cash deposits and withdrawals.

  1. WhiteBIT

WhiteBIT is a crypto asset exchange located in Estonia. Their most popular trading pairs are BTC/USDT, ETH/BTC and ETH/USDT. Additionally, they allow trading with EUR, RUB, UAH, and USD fiat currencies.

  1. is a European-regulated exchange based in Minsk, Belarus. The platform allows you to buy and sell over 1300 tokenized securities, including classic cryptocurrencies like Bitcoin, Ethereum, and Litecoin, as well as top tokenized stock indices, commodities, and even government bonds. Others include some of the largest blue-chip companies, such as Apple and, as well as key commodities, including gold and crude oil.

  1. Bittrex

BitMEX is a cryptocurrency exchange and derivative trading platform that trades Bitcoin and other cryptocurrencies with up to 100x leverage. It was founded in 2014 and is headquartered in Seychelles. Create an account today!

  1. BitBay

Based in the British Virgin Islands and launched in 2018, Bybit currently trades in Bitcoin Ethereum, XRP and EOS. The platform is aimed at more experienced traders.

  1. Gemini

Gemini is a New York trust company that is regulated by the New York State Department of Financial Services (NYDFS) and was founded in 2014 by Cameron and Tyler Winklevoss. Sign up and you’ll get $10 of bitcoin after you buy or sell $100.

  1. CoinField

CoinField is a regulated European based fiat-to-crypto exchange, which operates in 193 countries globally. The platform supports the top six fiat currencies and a large number of digital assets.

  1. Binance US

Launched in September 2019, Binance.US is a digital asset marketplace, powered by matching engine and wallet technologies licensed from the world’s largest cryptocurrency exchange, Binance. Operated by BAM Trading Services based in San Francisco, California, Binance.US provides a fast, secure and reliable platform to buy and sell cryptocurrencies in the United States.

  1. bitFlyer

bitFlyer is a private company headquartered in Tokyo, Japan and founded in 2014. It operates one of the largest cryptocurrency exchanges with 2.5 million users and develops other crypto-related technology.

  1. Liquid

Liquid is a crypto asset exchange located in Japan. They have 466 markets, with the most popular trading pairs being BTC/JPY, BTCV/BTC, and ETH/JPY. Some of the fiat currencies available on the Liquid exchange are AUD, CNY, EUR, HKD, IDR, INR, JPY, PHP, SGD and USD.

  1. Folgory

Launched in May 2019, Folgory (affiliated with Hashfort Financial Limited Company) is a regulated centralized exchange based in Estonia. Folgory offers services in fiat with different currencies such as EUR, GBP, and 12 other fiat currencies.

  1. CEX.IO

Founded in London in 2013, CEX.IO offers Bitcoin, Bitcoin Cash, Bitcoin Gold, Ethereum, Zcash, Dash and other trading options.

  1. itBit

itBit is an American cryptocurrency exchange. As such, the exchange naturally permits trading from US-investors and is available to traders in 100 countries.

  1. Zaif

Founded in 2016, Zaif is a cryptocurrency exchange that handles currencies including Bitcoin, Bitcoin Cash and Monacoin. As of September 2018, it was ranked as the 35th largest cryptocurrency exchange by turnover and was one of sixteen cryptocurrency exchanges licensed and regulated by the Japanese Financial Services Agency (FSA).

  1. ATAIX

Launched on 22 March of 2018, ATAIX is a centralized exchange based in Estonia, Tallinn. It supports EUR fiat pairs/OTC/IEOs. It is reportedly licensed by Majandus- ja Kommunikatsiooniministeerium.

  1. Nash

Nash is a crypto-only exchange located in Liechtenstein. They have 51 markets, with the most popular trading pairs being USDC/BTC, BTC/USDC and LINK/USDC. 

  1. BTC Markets

Launched in July 2013, BTC Markets is a digital asset exchange based in Melbourne, Australia. BTC Markets aims to provide clients with an efficient, secure and reliable trading platform. Its services are available to individuals, organizations, and Self-Managed Super Funds.

  1. ABIT

Founded in 2019 in Australia, ABIT offers various digital asset services. The platform supports a wide range of functions including spot trading, fiat trading, derivatives trading and a complex of investment choices.


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