These are a list of noteworthy exchanges one can use to buy/sell cryptocurrency. Novices are advised to start with Coinbase/GDAX.

Please be aware that there are risks associated with leaving cryptocurrency on an exchange, exchanges going down, and risks in terms of placing orders (if you mess up a buy/sell order, there is no going back). Take some time to understand the risks before trading. With that said, if you do want to trade, the following exchanges are some of the best cryptocurrency exchanges we have come across.


Buy Bitcoin Worldwide (Website)

If you can’t find a place to buy cryptocurrencies like Bitcoin in your region, one good resource is BuyBitcoinWorldwide.com.


Binance

Binance is a cryptocurrency exchange and wallet. Its big selling point is the quickness with which it embraces Bitcoin’s forks.


Bittrex

Bittrex is one of the most popular crypto exchanges for trading altcoins in the U.S.. Its complexity can be intimidating, but the learning curve is worth it.


CoinMarketCap.Com (Website)

CoinMarketCap.com is one of the more useful crypto sites for getting an overview of the market. Here are the basics of how to understand the site.


EtherDelta (Token Exchange)

EtherDelta.com is ERC-20 token exchange for trading ethereum-based cryptocurrency tokens. It is useful for trading tokens from ICOs for Ether (ETH).


ShapeShift

One can use Shapeshift to change one type of cryptocurrency to another, making it a good choice for one who wants to obtain altcoins.


GDAX

Coinbase’s GDAX is a cryptocurrency exchange that trades USD for Bitcoin, Ethereum, and Litecoin, allows some coin-to-coin exchange, and pairs with Coinbase.


Kraken

Kraken is a cryptocurrency exchanged based in San Fransisco on which you can use fiat currency and trade many types of cryptocurrency.


Coinbase

Coinbase is one of the more popular and user friendly choices for investors who want to buy/sell Bitcoin, Litecoin, and Ethereum.