Crypto Exchanges from Other Regions & Offshore Cryptocurrency Exchanges

LocalBitcoins #

FoundedJune 2012
FounderJeremias Kangas
HeadquartersHelsinki, Finland
Area servedWorldwide
  • LocalBitcoins is a peer to peer bitcoin marketplace based in Helsinki, Finland.

  • Its service facilitates over-the-counter trading of local currency for bitcoins.

  • Users post advertisements on the website, where they state exchange rates and payment methods for buying or selling bitcoins.

  • Other users reply to these advertisements and make the payment in their specified payment method.

  • The site uses an escrow system, and the transfer of bitcoin is made after funds are received in the sellers account.

  • LocalBitcoins has a reputation and feedback mechanism for users and an escrow and conflict resolution service.

  • In November 2019, got registered as a Virtual Currency Provider by the Finnish Financial Supervisory Authority.

OKEx #

TypePrivately held company
Area servedWorldwide
Current statusActive
  • OKEx is owned by Ok Group which also owns crypto exchange Okcoin.
  • 2018 On November 25, 2019, the company announced four major partners for its global utility token “OKB”.

Huobi #

Native name火币
IndustryCryptocurrency exchange
FounderLeon Li
  • Key people: Leon Li (Chairman, Founder) Jiawei Zhu (COO) Xianfeng Cheng (CTO) Charlie Tsai (CSO) Xiaofeng Chen (Vice President) Peng Hu (Vice President)

  • Founded in China, the company now has offices in Hong Kong, South Korea, Japan and the United States.

  • In August 2018 it became a publicly listed Hong Kong company.

  • Following a 2017 ban on Bitcoin exchanges by the Chinese government, Huobi stopped Bitcoin withdrawals.

  • In September 2021, Huobi announced that it would stop serving customers in mainland China due to new regulations.

Bitfinex #

Area served52 countries
Fiat CurrenciesUSD, EUR, JPY, GBP
  • Services: Cryptocurrency exchange, P2P Margin trading, P2P Margin lending, OTC
  • Bitfinex is a cryptocurrency exchange owned and operated by iFinex Inc registered in the British Virgin Islands.

Binance #

FoundersChangpeng Zhao (“CZ”), Yi He
HeadquartersCayman Islands; Mahé, Seychelles
Area servedGlobal
ProductsCryptocurrency exchange, cryptocurrencies

SafeTrade #

  • Interview with Safe.Trade / Safe Coin founder Jeff Galloway

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KuCoin #

Kucoin, Please share your opinions on the kucoin exchange. #

FoundersLin Han
Area servedGlobal
ProductsCryptocurrency exchange, cryptocurrencies
  • was founded in 2013 by Lin Han, and was rebranded as in 2017.
  • was initially based in China, but moved to the Cayman Islands due to China’s increasing regulation of cryptocurrency.
  • In 2019, raised $64 million by selling it’s native GateChain Token.
  • The company also has a startup incubator through it’s Labs platform.

BitMEX #

FoundersArthur Hayes, Ben Delo, and Samuel Reed
ProductsCryptocurrency exchange
  • BitMEX is a cryptocurrency derivative trading platform.

Hotbit #

  • Founded in January 2018
  • registered in both Hong Kong and Estonia, (Core team members from China, USA and Taiwan )
  • has registered users from more than 170 countries and areas all over the world
  • year-round 7*24-hour customer service.
  • Hotbit distribute current deposit interests for its users,
  • Hotbit was the first cryptocurrency exchange in the world to offer daily current deposit interests to its users with no token lockup or freeze required.
  • Listing
    • Based on CoinMarketCap, hotbit ranks No.1 in terms of the number of both all digital assets and original blockchain projects listed among all exchanges
    • e.g.
      • HOT (Holochain) was listed on Hotbit on April 30th, 2018, and then listed on Binance on June 18th, 2018.
      • Beam was listed on Hotbit on December 31st, 2018, and then listed on Binance on September 16th, 2019.
      • NEXO was listed on Hotbit on May 7th, 2018, and then listed on Huobi on March 3rd, 2019.
      • Apart from that, Hotbit has also listed some other types of tokens, for example, QKC, TOMO and FTM, ahead of top leading exchanges

Upbit #

ProductsCryptocurrency exchange
ParentDunamu Inc.
  • Upbit is a South Korean cryptocurrency exchange founded in 2017.
  • It is operated by Dunamu, which is one of the highest-valued startups in South Korea.
  • Upbit launched in South Korea on October 24, 2017 with the help of their partnership with American cryptocurrency exchange Bittrex.

Bitso #

TypePrivately held company
IndustryFinancial services
FoundedJanuary 23rd, 2014
FoundersHumberto Aceves, Pablo Gonzalez and Daniel Vogel
Area servedMexico, Argentina, and Brazil

Bithumb #

  • Bithumb is a South Korean cryptocurrency exchange.
  • Founded in 2014
  • Bithumb is headquartered in Seoul, South Korea

Bitstamp #

TypeBitcoin exchange
LocationLondon, Luxembourg; Slovenia; New York City
Key peopleJulian Sawyer (CEO), Nejc Kodrič (Board member and co-founder), Damian Merlak (co-founder)
  • Bitstamp is a cryptocurrency exchange based in Luxembourg.
  • It allows trading between fiat currency, bitcoin and other cryptocurrencies.

bitFlyer #

FoundedJanuary 9, 2014
FounderYuzo Kano
HeadquartersTokyo, Japan
Area servedWorldwide
Key peopleKuniyoshi Hayashi, Chief Executive Officer

Bitkub #

FounderJirayut Srupsrisopa
  • Bitkub is a Thailand-based cryptocurrency exchange, operated by Bitkub Online Co. , Ltd.

(Thai: บริษัทบิทคับ ออนไลน์ จำกัด) under its parent group Bitkub Capital Group Holdings (Bitkub Capital Co. , Ltd.).

  • It received operating licences from the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC), in January 2019.
  • In May, the company introduced its own cryptocurrency, Bitkub Coin (KUB). #

FoundedJune 2016
FoundersBobby Bao Gary , Kris Marszalek, Rafael Melo
Headquarters111 North Bridge Road #08-19 Pennisula Plaza 179098, Singapore
ProductsCryptocurrency exchange, cryptocurrencies is a trademark of Foris DAX Asia Pte. Ltd, a subsidiary of Foris DAX MT (Malta) Limited. a company that operates a cryptocurrency exchange app. #

  • Community Telegram (English):

  • Vinex Network is one of the 3 pillars of Midas Ecosystem: WalletExchangeFund

  • Vinex Network Pte Ltd (a Singapore incorporated company with UEN: 201819001H) was established after Midas Protocol ICO completion, with the same board of directors and board of management.

  • Being member of Singapore Fintech Association, Digital Exchanges Association of Singapore, Vinex Network has been also participating actively in many dialogues with the government of Vietnam.

  • Coin listing criteria of vinex network:

  • Vinex key features:

    • High performance trading: capability to process 500,000 orders per second
    • Current 30 trading pairs (increasing to 50 pairs by Feb 2019)
    • Extensive APIs: support 3rd-party trading platforms and algorithmic trading bot
    • 24/7 support
    • Mobile support
    • Staking reward ( $Divi and more upcoming coins)
    • Airdrop center
    • OTC support
    • Leaderboard as Social Trading Functionality

ShapeShift #

IndustryDigital Currency
FoundedJuly 2014
FounderErik Voorhees
Area servedglobal
Key peopleErik Voorhees