Good Morning Gentlemen,
I hope this post finds you well.
I felt like a good list of trustable Crypto Exchanges was needed.
After researching, comparing and inquiring, below you may find the only trustable exchanges, currently.
I am aware that many more exist. However, they displayed red flags that cannot be ignored, such as delayed withdrawal (Shapeshift, Bithumb), selective scamming (Spectrocoin, HitBTC) and hidden fees (Changelly).
Nevertheless, any advice regarding other reliable exchanges, is more than welcome.
Binance. Chinese. Deposit Methods: Cryptocurrency, E-wallets, Credit Card via Simplex.
OKcoin. Chinese. Deposit Methods: Cryptocurrency.
Kucoin. Chinese. Deposit Methods: Cryptocurrency.
Huobi. Chinese. Deposit Methods: Cryptocurrency.
IDCM. Chinese. Deposit Methods: Cryptocurrency, SWIFT.
Kraken. EU/US based. Deposit Methods: Cryptocurrency, SEPA, SWIFT.
Coinbase. EU/US based. Discloses tax ID with US gov. Deposit Methods: Cryptocurrency, SEPA, ACH, Credit Card.
Bittrex. US based. Deposit Methods: Cryptocurrency, SWIFT.
Ftx.com. US based. Deposit Methods: Cryptocurrency, SEPA, ACH, SWIFT, Credit Card.
Bitstamp. US based. Deposit Methods: Cryptocurrency, SEPA, Credit Card. Extensive institutional KYC.
PrimeXBT. US based. Deposit Methods: Cryptocurrency.
Bitpanda. EU based. Deposit Methods: Cryptocurrency, SEPA, E-wallets, Credit Card. Video call verification.
Coinmama. EU based. Deposit Methods: Cryptocurrency, SEPA, Credit Card.
Globitex. EU based. Deposit Methods: Cryptocurrency, SEPA, SWIFT.
Coinburp. UK based. Deposit Methods: Cryptocurrency, SEPA. To trade more than 15k/year you need to verify a second ID.
Crypto.com. Malta Based. Deposit Methods: Cryptocurrency, SEPA. Mastercard available for EU citizens.
Bitflyer. Japan based. Deposit Methods: Cryptocurrency, SEPA, ACH, JPY transfers.
ABCC. Singapore based. Deposit Methods: Cryptocurrency.
Luno. Support African users from Nigeria, Uganda, Zambia, South Africa. Deposit Methods: Cryptocurrency, SEPA, Credit Card.
I wish you a pleasant day.
I made a list a while back in another thread. This is a bit updated.
Some are online only. Some are for trading only and don’t like (or even allow) third-party transfers. The British ones or the ones based in British territories usually ask for 25-100,000 GBP minimum.
- Bunq (heavily tarnished reputation due to poor handling of new app launch) – Netherlands – Homepage
- N26 (app only) – Germany – N26 The Mobile Bank
- Swissquote (primarily a trading platform) – Switzerland – Swissquote: Trade Markets Online with a Global Leader
- DKB (all in German, but at least historically has been open to non-residents) – Germany – DKB-Cash: Kostenloses Girokonto mit DKB-VISA-Card
- SEB (case by case basis, increasingly selective) – Sweden – Bank och försäkring | SEB
- Keytrade – Belgium – Keytrade Bank Home
- Keytrade – Luxembourg – Keytrade Bank Luxembourg Home
- Strateo – Switzerland – Online broker
- Blue Orange – Latvia – BlueOrange – the bank for private clients and business
- Lloyds International – Gibraltar, Isle of Man, or Channel Islands – Our Products & Services – Lloyds International
- RBS International – Isle of Man, Channel Islands – Corporate Banking | RBS International
- Barclays – Isle of Man, Channel Islands – Home | International Banking | Barclays
- NatWest International – Isle of Man, Channel Islands – Personal Banking | NatWest International
- Gibraltar International Bank – Gibraltar – Gibraltar International Bank – Home
- Atlantico – Portugal – ATLANTICO Europa – O Banco do amanhã. Hoje.
- LHV (especially if you are e-resident) – Estonia – LHV
- Handelsbank – Germany – Banking für den Handel, E-Commerce und startups – Deutsche Handelsbank
- Privatbank1891 – Germany – Startseite: PrivatBank 1891
- Standard Bank – Isle of Man – International Banking Products & Solutions | Standard Bank
- Bitwala (uses bank platform and bank license from solarisBank) – Germany – Bank account, crypto trading and investing | Bitwala
- Fidor (reportedly takes all EU residents) – Germany – Home
- Dukascopy – Switzerland – Dukascopy Bank
- CIM Bank – Switzerland – CIM Bank Switzerland – Open a bank account online – Banking services
- Citadele Bank – Lithuania (and Latvia?) – https://www.citadele.lt/en/international/
- Mano Bank (limited, specialised but still banking license) – Lithuania – https://mano.bank/
- Cayman National Bank (no SEPA) – Isle of Man – https://www.caymannational.im/
With an introducer, banks in Cyprus might be an option. If you work in igaming and plan to have your salary deposited, that might be a problem. Banks in Cyprus don’t like payments to and from igaming companies.
I’m not actually recommending any of these banks. It’s just a list of banks that have been known to and/or currently seem to allow remote opening, relatively easily for EU residents/nationals with medium to high income (but not millions as required for private banking/wealth management) and who can undergo proper compliance checks.