Platforms to buy cryptocurrencies Hong Kong 2021
          

Cryptocurrencies continue to grow in popularity and more and more people want to invest in this sector. As a result, new services are constantly emerging that offer the ability to buy cryptocurrencies for fiat currencies or exchange them for fiat currencies. A cryptocurrency exchange is a place where users can buy and sell digital currencies online. In addition to trading cryptocurrencies, cryptocurrency exchanges also offer the ability to store coins in personal wallets. These sites operate much like currency exchanges, commodity exchanges, or stock exchanges: prices are set by the market, based on supply and demand for each token. Here's a list of the largest cryptocurrency exchanges.

Hong Kong is one of the key jurisdictions for the cryptocurrency industry: many companies are based there, including exchanges, OTC platforms and brokers. They are currently supervised by the local foreign exchange authority and the Hong Kong Securities and Futures Commission (SFC).

 Coinbase

The platform was launched in 2012 in San Francisco, USA. Coinbase through its two divisions offers two types of services: buying cryptocurrencies on the Coinbase cryptocurrency exchange service (which includes a cryptocurrency wallet) and trading on the Coinbase Pro cryptocurrency exchange. It offers a simple coin exchange mechanism and supports popular payment methods such as credit cards, bank transfers, and even PayPal. Over the course of its existence, it has served around 30 million customers and generated $150 billion in revenue. One of the company's products, Coinbase PRO, is the leading cryptocurrency exchange in terms of trading volume. As of 2018, Coinbase is authorized by the UK Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) to operate as a financial services organization. The platform currently serves over 10 million customers.

Coinbase
Cryptocurrencies 23 types of digital coins, including Bitcoin (BTC) ; Ethereum (ETH) ; Ripple (XRP); Litecoin (LTC); Bitcoin Cash (BCH); EOS (EOS); Stellar Lumens (XLM) ; Cosmos (Atom); Dash (DASH) ; Chainlink (LINK).
Commissions and fees All transactions under $200 are subject to the following fees: $0.99 - for transactions under $10.00; $1.49 - for transactions between $10.00 and $25.00; $1.99 - for transactions between $25.00 and $50.00; $2.99 - for transactions between $50.00 and $200.00. A fixed interest rate applies for transactions over $200. The amount depends on the method of payment.
Cartera Free on mobile and online. The advantage of this wallet is that transactions can be made outside the blockchain.
Method of payment Funds can be deposited and withdrawn via credit card, bank transfer and a range of other payment systems. SEPA transfers are available for EU residents;
Security Two-factor authentication; All website traffic is encrypted using SSL cryptographic protocol; All wallet keys are protected with AES-256 encryption; Only 2% of your clients' cryptocurrency funds are stored online and are insured against loss;
Mobile application Mobile apps for Android and iOS.

 Binance

The exchange was founded in 2012 and currently serves more than 12 million traders. From 2018 to 2020, Binance is the undisputed leader in terms of trading volume and number of users among the leading cryptocurrency exchanges in the world. Its turnover exceeds $40 billion. Coinbase is available for traders from 32 different countries, mainly from Europe and North America. You can trade 740 different pairs of cryptocurrencies and fiat currencies on the platform. One of the advantages of the site is that it adds new coins almost every week. These new additions are constantly communicated on the company's official Twitter account. Sometimes users are even invited to vote for this or that coin, which then appears on the exchange. Also contributing to Binance's popularity is its high order processing speed of nearly 1.5 million per second.

Binance
Cryptocurrencies 740 different pairs of cryptocurrencies and fiat currencies, including BNB's own token;
Commissions and fees Binance offers competitive transaction fees (commissions): 0.1% on each side of the transaction or 0.075% if you use your Binance tokens (BNB);
Cartera Trust Wallet mobile app ;
Method of payment Bank transfer, debit/credit cards, various P2P payment channels;
Security The exchange has launched the CryptoSafe Alliance (CSA). This initiative will bring together exchanges, blockchain protocols, cybersecurity experts and compliance companies. It is the first comprehensive tool for monitoring and protecting against threats in a decentralized exchange environment.
Mobile application The free app is available in the Google Play Store or App Store.

Kraken

The platform was registered in 2011 in the United States as Payward, Inc. Its headquarters are located in San Francisco. Today, the exchange has offices in several cities around the world, including London, Chiyoda (Japan) and Singapore. Kraken developed the Cryptowatch trading terminal, which provides real-time cryptocurrency market data, charts and trading services for more than 25 cryptocurrency exchanges. The service has acquired 4 million customers in two hundred countries. Overall, Kraken focuses on traders who trade major cryptocurrency assets.

Kraken
Cryptocurrencies There are 8 tokens available for trading;
Commissions and fees Transactions of less than 50,000 units of a given currency are subject to commissions of 0.16% for the seller and 0.26% for the buyer; for amounts over 50,000 units, the commissions are reduced to 0.14% and 0.24% respectively;
Cartera Cryptocurrency wallets are not offered on the site;
Method of payment Cryptocurrency wallets and wire transfers. Credit card deposit/withdrawal is not available;
Security The exchange offers users two-factor authentication (2FA), PGP encryption, and a global configuration lock that prevents account changes within a certain time period;
Mobile application Les applications de trading Kraken Pro et Kraken Futures.

 Bittrex

This cryptocurrency was founded in 2015 in New York City. It started out as a simple online exchange. But the site quickly became popular and expanded its functionality to a full-fledged exchange the following year. The Bittrex trading platform has a variety of financial, trading and analytical tools for successful trading. In June, its turnover exceeded $51 million. It allows its clients to work with a large number of trading pairs. Bittrex provides reliable storage of user's assets as almost all funds are kept in cold wallets. It is probably one of the most secure cryptocurrency trading platforms as it was founded by cybersecurity experts. The platform supports five primary markets: dollar, euro, BTC, ETH and USDT (Tether ERC-20); several ERC-20 tokens and many other independent coins.

Bittrex
Cryptocurrencies More than 250 pairs of transactions are available;
Commissions and fees Topping up your account in Euros is possible by: SEPA transfer; international bank transfer; bank card. Withdrawing fiat funds is possible from your bank account by international bank transfer, and for Euros, SEPA transfer is supported.Withdrawal fees depend on the chosen cryptocurrency: for bitcoin they are 0.0005 BTC, for Ethereum - 0.00600000 ETH.The site has a fixed transaction fee of 0.25% of the total order value ;
Cartera There is no cryptocurrency wallet;
Method of payment Bank transfers, credit/debit cards;
Security Two-factor authentication (2FA);IP verification requiring email confirmation of new IP address;  IP whitelisting; Cold storage for 80-90% of assets;
Mobile application There are two apps for Android and iOS respectively: Bittrex Global and Bittrex.

Bitmex

BitMEX was launched in 2014. The site has proven to be a stable source that offers maximum opportunities for profitable digital currency trading. All withdrawals and additions can only be made in BTC, and users must convert altcoins into bitcoins. Currently, the Bitmex exchange holds the top position in terms of trading volume, with a daily average between $2 billion and $4 billion. The exchange has its own insurance fund, which currently manages over 31,000 bitcoin. It is used to cover liquidated positions on the platform. Because of its ability to trade on margin with 100 times leverage in the highly volatile cryptocurrency market, many traders compare trading on the exchange to gambling. Last month, the platform introduced mandatory verification of all account holders, which is expected to be completed by February 2021.

BitMEX
Cryptocurrencies 55 trade pairs;
Commissions and fees BitMEX does not charge deposit or withdrawal fees. When withdrawing BTC, a minimum Bitcoin network fee applies. The transaction fee for recipients is 0.075% of the total order value, while creators receive an additional 0.025% on each transaction;
Cartera BitMEX cryptocurrency port error
Method of payment Other than cryptocurrencies, BitMEX does not accept any other type of deposit;
Security Funds are stored in cold wallets;Two-factor authentication;Registration via SMS notifications;Wallets with multiple signatures for transactions;Email communications are encrypted using PGP encryption;
Mobile application BitMEX Mobile was launched in September 2020.

The adoption of cryptocurrencies continues to permeate every corner of the world and to date, the global cryptocurrency market capitalization stands at $351.24 billion.

 Bitfinex

This cryptocurrency exchange was founded in 2012 in Hong Kong. It is well known for its collaboration with the Tether (USDT) project. The platform offers its users exchange services, margin trading and supports all major coin and token types. The project is designed for professional traders and large investors and it proves this with various serious financial instruments. On Bitfinex you can use short-term strategies and test long-term investments.

Bitfinex 
Cryptocurrencies Over 140 pieces and 300 citation pairs;
Commissions and fees No additional fees are charged for deposits and withdrawals in digital currencies. When depositing USD, you have to pay a commission of 0.1%, but not less than 20 USD;The minimum commission when withdrawing fiat money is 60 USD;With a minimum currency turnover per month, the trading commission is 0.1% for the creator and 0.2% for the acceptor ;
Cartera Users can choose between three portfolios: a trading portfolio, a margin portfolio and a financial portfolio;
Method of payment In addition to cryptocurrencies, users can make bank transfers and withdraw money to the card.
Security Only 0.5% of cryptocurrency assets are stored online to support daily transactions. The rest of the coins are stored in cold wallets out of reach of hackers. To access these wallets, manual authorization is required from several members of the management team;
Mobile application Available.

 LocalBitcoins

LocalBitcoins was founded in Finland in 2012. The goal of the project was to create a secure platform for trading cryptocurrencies. The site is actively used in more than 240 countries around the world. Here bitcoin can be exchanged for any fiat currency that officially exists in the world. Users place orders to buy and sell bitcoin, specifying the exchange rate, payment method, and minimum and maximum transaction amounts. Other users select their preferred bids and confirm the transaction.

LocalBitcoins
Cryptocurrencies Bitcoin;
Commissions and fees The website does not take commission from the buyer. For sellers, there is a fixed commission of 1% on each sale.
Cartera  Monedero Bitcoin
Method of payment Bank transfers, bank cards, electronic systems ;
Security Transaction security is provided by the escrow method, which has proven to be very effective; user accounts are protected by two-factor authentication.
Mobile application

Poloniex

It is an American cryptocurrency exchange that entered the market in 2014. In addition to traditional cash trading, the source also offers margin trading, as well as options for those who want to borrow their funds. In 2018, the company was acquired by Circle Internet Financial Limited. And as a result, the service introduced a mandatory verification procedure in accordance with KYC requirements. Currently, the daily turnover exceeds $13 million, and users can trade more than 100 currency pairs. The largest percentage of the population is interested in options and currency trading. Advanced analytics (last day cryptocurrency prices, trading history) creates an environment for efficient trading.

Poloniex 
Cryptocurrencies More than 100 currency pairs;
Commissions and fees All deposits are allowed without additional fees;Withdrawal fees are fixed and depend on the type of cryptocurrency;Transaction fees are 0-0.25%;Creator fees are 0-0.15%;Recipient fees are 0.1-0.25%;The higher the number of transactions made in a month, the lower the fees for all subsequent transactions;
Cartera  Yes;
Method of payment Topping up your account with a bank card or withdrawing money from your card is not available to users from certain countries;
Security The administration strongly recommends that you add two-factor authentication to your account;
Mobile application Available at.

 Kucoin

This young exchange was founded in 2017. However, it has already proven to be one of the most reliable trading platforms in the cryptocurrency and blockchain world. The exchange offers one of the largest selections of trading pairs in the world, allowing its customers to trade over 450 trading pairs. KuCoin is very popular for new cryptocurrencies that have just gone through an ICO, the Exchange has its own token - KuCoin Shares (KCS). Holders of the KCS coin receive discounts on trades.

Kucoin 
Cryptocurrencies Over 200 pieces and over 450 pairs of quotes;
Commissions and fees All deposits on the site are free, and there is a flat fee for withdrawals. KuCoin offers a fixed transaction fee of 0.10%, which is lower than the industry average.
Cartera  The inside of a cryptocurrency wallet;
Method of payment Variety of payment methods supported by P2P services by fiat;
Security The Exchange offers you the ability to set up two-factor authentication with Google Authenticator.
Mobile application Available at.

Cold storage in the strict sense is the transfer of bitcoin to addresses with a private key that can never be compromised (revealed). In its simplest form, this involves keys obtained on a computer without a network connection.

 Bitpanda

It is an Austrian startup founded in 2014. It has powerful API applications, powerful servers and a fully automated real-time ordering system. Today the site serves more than 1.2 million customers, but through investment it hopes to expand its customer base. The company has a European PSD2 license, the resource is equipped with modern methods and security measures to protect the account from hackers. The exchange has its own Bitpanda Ecosystem token (BEST), whose holders can get 25% discount on transactions.

Bitpanda
Cryptocurrencies Bitcoin, Ethereum and more than 30 other digital assets;
Commissions and fees The trading fee for the service depends on the type of currency and the nature of the transaction. When buying bitcoin, you pay 1.49%, when selling - 1.29%;Top-up and withdrawal fee is determined for each currency and charged to your account;
Cartera  Bitpanda cryptocurrency wallet
Method of payment Payment can be made by bank transfer, credit card or electronic payment systems;
Security Bitpanda refers to systems that self-manage user wallet keys. Additionally, the following security measures are offered: cold storage backend; session control. Each login attempt from a new device requires confirmation of two-factor authentication; email authentication and validation;
Mobile application Sí.

Coinmama

The service started in 2013 and since then has been offering services to buy the two most popular currencies with fiat money from your bank card. Coinmama is not an exchange in the usual sense of the word. Here you can only buy currencies. The platform does not even have a built-in wallet, and the purchased assets are transferred to the address provided by the user. Currently, the service has 2.3 million users in 188 countries.

Coinmama 
Cryptocurrencies La plataforma sprzedaje Bitcoin, Ethereum. Litecoin, Bitcoin Cash, Qtum, Ripple, Ethereum Classic, Cardano, Tezos y EOS ;
Commissions and fees A 5% processing fee is charged for using credit or debit cards. In addition, the platform charges 3.90% for purchasing coins and 0.9% for selling coins;
Cartera Not;
Method of payment Credit/debit cards and wire transfers; supports SEPA and SWIFT payments;
Security Coinmama is a reputable company whose site is secured by Trust Guard and Comodo technologies. Both sites have confirmed that 256-bit SSL encryption is actively used on pages containing personal information;
Mobile application Sí.

 Hitbtc

This cryptocurrency exchange is a joint project of European and Israeli entrepreneurs created in 2013. The platform is open to traders from all over the world, regardless of their country of residence. The site's interface is simple and user-friendly, as the service was designed for all traders, regardless of their level of professionalism. Potential clients can test demo trades and use analytical tools to better understand the cryptocurrency market. HitBTC supports trading a wide range of cryptocurrencies and works with fiat money, offering favorable exchange rates for GBP, USD, EUR. The site supports SEPA and SWIFT payments. HitBTC uses various promotional methods to attract traders, including active advertising on social media.

Hitbtc 
Cryptocurrencies Currently, 800 currency pairs are traded on the platform;
Commissions and fees There is no commission for deposits and a fixed commission for withdrawals depending on the currency; HitBTC uses a tiered system to calculate trading commissions. The more transactions a user makes, the lower the commission;
Cartera There is no cryptocurrency wallet;
Method of payment The HitBTC exchange can only be supplemented with digital currency;
Security The platform offers 2-factor authentication, high-end encryption technology and cold storage;
Mobile application Nie

 Paxful

Paxful is an international P2P marketplace for buying and selling bitcoin, launched in 2014 by Estonian and American entrepreneurs. The main goal of Paxful is to create a transparent and secure platform through which anyone can quickly buy bitcoins. Paxful itself does not sell cryptocurrencies, the site has taken on the role of an intermediary between buyers and sellers. The exchange is actively involved in social projects such as building schools in Africa.

Paxful 
Cryptocurrencies Bitcoin y Tether
Commissions and fees Fees apply when selling cryptocurrencies: 0.5% for wire transfers; 1% for bank cards and electronic payments; 3-5% for gift cards; No fees apply when buying cryptocurrencies; Paxful charges a fee for transferring funds to an external wallet.0 - $9.99 = 0.0001 BTC 10 - $19.99 = 0.0002 BTC Over $20 = 0.0005 BTC
Cartera The Paxful Wallet app makes it easy to store and manage coins with a mobile cryptocurrency wallet;
Method of payment Over 300 ways to purchase coins including bank transfer, credit and debit cards, PayPal, Western Union and even Amazon, iTunes or Steam gift cards;
Security System security is ensured by two-factor authentication, bonding and a mandatory verification procedure when working with large volumes.
Mobile application Paxful Wallet dla Android i iOS.

When choosing an exchange, please pay attention to the terms of registration and withdrawal. It is important to read user reviews and check whether it has not been involved in fraudulent trading or subject to hacker attacks. Another thing is to make sure that the exchange has a high trading volume. And please always remember that an exchange is not a safe way to store cryptocurrencies. It is highly recommended that you choose resources that have cold wallet storage and reliable security methods.

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