Top 3 most popular Bitcoin exchanges

CoinSalad.com keeps track of all the major Bitcoin exchanges on the market that provide users with the ability to buy and sell Bitcoin for USD. At this time, we don’t track exchanges that don’t deal in USD currency (for example more exchanges like Binance and others are emerging with only USDT (Tether) based pairs). Exchanges are key players in the Bitcoin network as not only do they provide on-ramps and exit-ramps for users, they provide a marketplace for trading, liquidity, and price discovery.

Of the top exchanges on the market that allow users to buy and sell Bitcoin for USD, and vice versa, there are three Bitcoin exchanges that are the most popular according to user votes. This of course can change as more people vote, but at this time the top three are:

  1. Coinbase Pro (GDAX): The most trusted platform for trading cryptocurrency. Coinbase Pro offers individuals the ability to trade a variety of digital assets on a secure, insurance backed platform. Trading fees vary but at this time has a Taker Fee that ranges from 0.50% to 0.04% and a Maker Fee that ranges from 0.50% to 0.00%. Deposits and withdrawals are available with ACH, Wire, SEPA and SWIFT. You can read all the Coinbase Pro fees and options here.
  2. Bitfinex: Bitfinex is a full-featured spot trading platform for major digital assets & cryptocurrencies. Trading fees vary but at this time has a Taker Fee that ranges from 0.200% to 0.055% and a Maker Fee that ranges from 0.100% to 0.000%. Deposits are available via bank wire or using SWIFT. You can read all the fee structures and options here.
  3. Gemini: Gemini is a simple, elegant, and secure way to build
    your bitcoin and crypto portfolio. Trading fees vary but at this time ActiveTrader has a Taker Fee that ranges from 0.35% to 0.03% and a Maker Fee that ranges from 0.25% to 0.00%. Deposits are available via bank wire or using SWIFT. You can read all the fee structures and options here.

You can see a full list of the most popular Bitcoin exchanges on the Best Exchanges chart page and submit your own vote there for which one you think is best.