Crypto Trading Platforms To Consider

Best For

New Investors

Gemini is a cryptocurrency exchange and custodian that offers investors access to 26 coins and tokens. Founded in the US, Gemini is expanding globally, into Europe and Asia. Offerings include both major cryptocurrency projects like Bitcoin and Ethereum, and smaller altcoins like Orchid and 0x.

Gemini is 1 of the only brokers with multiple platform options based on skill level. New investors will love the streamlined interface of Gemini’s mobile and web apps, while advanced investors might appreciate all the tools that come with Active Trader. 

In addition to a host of platform choices, Gemini users also have access to insured hot wallets to store tokens without worrying about digital asset theft. Learn more about what Gemini can do for you in our review.

Best For

  • New investors looking for a simple mobile and web app
  • Experienced investors who need a more advanced platform with more tools
  • Users looking for a 1-stop-shop to buy, sell and store all their coins

Pros

  • Easy and quick signups — can get started in as little as a few minutes
  • Multitude of platforms to accommodate traders of all skill levels
  • Hot wallets include insurance to protect you from theft and hacking attempts

Cons

  • Charges both a commission and a convenience fee for users buying and selling through the desktop or mobile app

Best For

No or Low Fees

1 Minute Review

Maybe you think cryptocurrency is the future, or perhaps you were swept up in the initial waves of Bitcoin. BlockFi may be your next step if you’re ready to evolve as a crypto investor.

Whether you’re a native crypto user or curious enough to start investing, BlockFi seeks to bring institutional-grade financial products to crypto markets that often face restricted access. It strives to bring clients low-cost, simple applications designed to maximize the potential of crypto assets. Learn more in our BlockFi review.

Best For

  • Crypto native clients. You own Bitcoin now. You are the friend who fills in the blanks when conversation turns to cryptocurrency, and you devour crypto literacy content like it’s your job (and maybe it is). BlockFi’s platform can help take your crypto assets to the next level.
  • Crypto fringe clients. If you have dabbled in buying alternative assets like crypto or know enough to be interested, BlockFi can help you take the next step.
  • Crypto curious clients. If you’re both intrigued by bitcoin and the type of person who obsessively learns everything you can about things, you’re new to, BlockFi’s crypto asset platform might be the entry point you’re looking for.

Pros

  • Mostly fee-free platform
  • Market-best interest rates
  • Earn interest, trade and borrow from a centralized hub using the BlockFi app

Cons

  • Mostly restricted to those with a base knowledge of cryptocurrency
  • No dedicated relationship with an investment advisor, so best for those who have a solid handle on crypto trading.

Crypto Investing

1 Minute Review

Coinbase is one of the Internet’s largest cryptocurrency trading platforms. From Bitcoin to Litecoin or Basic Attention Token to Chainlink, Coinbase makes it exceptionally simple to buy and sell major cryptocurrency pairs. 

You can even earn cryptocurrency rewards through Coinbase’s unique Coinbase Earn feature. More advanced traders will love the Coinbase Pro platform, which offers more order types and enhanced functionality.

Though Coinbase does not offer the most affordable pricing or the lowest fees, its simple platform is easy enough for complete beginners to master in as little as a single trade.

Best For

  • New cryptocurrency traders
  • Cryptocurrency traders interested in major pairs
  • Cryptocurrency traders interested in a simple platform

Pros

  • Simple platform is easy to operate
  • Comprehensive mobile app mirrors desktop functionality
  • Coinbase Earn feature rewards you with crypto for learning about available coins

Cons

  • Higher fees than competitors

Best For

Mobile Traders

1 Minute Review

Voyager is a leading name in the sphere of cryptocurrency investing, giving you access to over 50 tokens and coins. Buy, sell, and swap assets using Voyager Crypto’s simple mobile platform available as a free download for iOS and Android users. 

When you invest through Voyager, you will pay nothing in commissions, which is a major benefit when compared to other cryptocurrency brokers. Voyager is also one of the only brokers we have seen that allows users to earn interest on their crypto investments. 

Though the broker could do more to improve its customer service, it is an excellent option for beginner investors and seasoned professionals alike.

Best For

  • Cryptocurrency investors looking for a wide selection of supported projects.
  • Investors who prefer mobile trading.
  • Anyone interested in earning interest on their crypto investments.

Pros

  • Simple, straightforward, and intuitive mobile platform
  • Wealth of investment opportunities
  • Allows users to earn interest on select crypto investments

Cons

  • Only available for mobile users — no desktop platform
  • Limited routes to contact customer service team.

Published by The Clark Street Groove...

Owner/ President at Henderson Investments Group, LLC Originally from Cincinnati, Ohio Graduate Of Western Hills High School Studied Social Science at Xavier University... Self-Taught Venture Capitalist as well as Financial Investor... I live in Marietta, Georgia

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