Kraken is one of the top European based exchanges, which offers a variety of fiat to Bitcoin pairs, such as JPY, EUR, GBP and USD. As well as these pairings, this leading exchange also offers a smattering of popular crypto to crypto pairs, which include Litecoin and Dogecoin.
Kraken also offer the ability to leverage your account balance on specific trading pairs, although, do be warned, the margin trading feature is best saved for the bravest traders! This feature will give your cash benefits in the markets, however, this is a risk, as your money could dramatically reduce if the markets go against your trade.
Security is a main concern with Kraken, and they ensure that the highest factors are put in place, including the two-factor authentication and PGP/GPG encryption.
The fees that the customers can expect to pay will vary depending on the volume. For the main trading pairs, you can expect to pay 0.1-0.35%; however, for the other less common crypto pairs, the range can be as low as 0.05%, or as high as 0.75%. For the traders who are offering liquidity, there are 0% fees.
The fees for withdrawals and deposits are all variable depending on the method; however, it is worth mentioning that in general all fees are 0.19% with a $20 minimum. This differs for JPY though, and there is a minimum deposit of 5000 Yen, and no transaction fee for the deposit, but 20 Yen to withdraw.
Year Launched: 2014
Fire Lotto is a modern blockchain lottery as simple and understandable as traditional lotteries are. 20 facts about Fire Lotto:
1. 100% decentralized lottery platform. Everything is built on ETH smart contracts.
2. Starting from 4 popular lottery games.
3. Minimum loosing combinations = real chances to win Jack Pot.
4. 70% of tickets sales go to Jack Pot.
5. Winnings are paid out automatically after each draw.
6. Lottery ticket starting price – 2 USD.
7. Ability to add more popular lottery games.
8. Play Fire Lotto from any device without an app.
9. Play in one click.
10. Payments are d totally secured and made in one click.
11. Transparent referral program. Join us and get up to 15% cashback for each ticket sold.
12. 10% commission payments to FLOT token holders provide an endless source of crypto income.
13. The prize pool can grow up millions and millions of dollars.
14. Random number generator is based on BTC blockchain.
15. Neither winning numbers nor lottery tickets can be faked.
16. No hidden charges, taxes and etc.
17. Fire Lotto platform cannot be shut down or effected anyway.
18. The Fire Lotto is totally anonymous.
19. GitHub open code.
20. The first internet community owned lottery.
Token : FLOT
Price : 1 FLOT = 0.35 USD
Platform : Ethereum
Accepting : ETH
Soft cap : 2,000,000 USD
Hard cap : 15,000,000 USD
Country : Cyprus
Whitelist/KYC : None
Restricted areas : USA
Gilgamesh is a knowledge-sharing social platform powered by Ethereum smart contracts and blockchain technology. The network shifts the way readers, critics, and authors communicate and connect with one another. Using the Gilgamesh platform, users can gain and transfer knowledge in a protected environment that encourages widespread learning and education, and incentivizes the human race to become more thoughtful and information-centric. Productive interactions and engagements on the Gilgamesh platform earn users GIL Tokens, on the Ethereum blockchain through smart contracts. They can spend GIL tokens on in-app goods and services, or to vote on the governance of the platform.
Token : GIL
Price : 1 GIL = 1 USD
Bonus : Available
Bounty : Available
Platform : Ethereum
Accepting : ETH
Minimum investment : 0.1 ETH
Soft cap : 1,500,000 USD
Hard cap : 12,500 ETH
Country : USA
Whitelist/KYC : KYC
Coinbase is a digital asset exchange company, with is based in San Francisco, California. It allows the customers to exchange Bitcoin, Ethereum, and Litecoin, just to name a few. In total, you can exchange fiat currencies in 32 countries, and Bitcoin transactions and storage in 190 countries worldwide.
Coinbase have very publicly stated their plans to add cryptocurrency plans, as soon as banking arrangements in other jurisdictions are secured. Despite this, Coinbase have rapidly increased its trading volume, now providing decent liquidity on low spreads, thanks to the seamless integration of wallet and exchange features.
They have added a suite of apps, which are compatible with most mobile devices, which is boosting their reputation, leading them to be one of the best in the industry. They have worked hard to develop a great and easy to use interface, which is top of the range.
Coinbase operate great security practices, as well as insurance in all deposits. They have also raised over 100million USD in funding, which has provided them with a solid capital foundation. They keep over 97% of their funds kept offline in cold storage USB’s, or paper wallets, and they have a two-factor authentication on all of their accounts as well, as well as procedures such as SQL injection filters that have been designed to halt heart bleed bug attacks.
Year Launched: 2012
Bittrex is one of the largest Crypto to Crypto exchanges, which offer a large number of trading pairs into Bitcoin. As well as dealing with all of the major cryptocurrencies, such as Darkcoin, Nextcoin and Litecoin, they also offer Neucoin and Ethereum. They provide both individuals and businesses with a platform in which to buy and sell these and other digital tokens.
Bittrex has a very high turn over rate of cryptocurrencies, which has led to some negative attention and confidence in the crypto currency ecosystem as a whole. However, Bittrex exchange in based in the United States, have very good security features, including a two-factor authentication for their customers to ensure that all of their transactions remain safe and secure.
Year Launched: 2011