Offers leveraged trading on crypto derivatives, which means you are betting on the change in price rather than buying the underlying cryptocurrency. BitMEX is an advanced trading platform suited to experienced traders. Headquartered in Hong Kong.
Person-to-person Bitcoin marketplace where the buyer and seller agree on the exchange rates and payment method for a trade. LocalBitcoins is used as the escrow service for safe trading.
Large exchange offering a wide range of trading services at competitive rates. Bitfinex is closely affiliated with the controversial Tether project and is one of a number of exchanges that have been hacked in the past, but continues to maintain a significant share of the exchange market. Headquartered in Hong Kong.
Person-to-person marketplace which accepts many different payment types and is a little like Ebay for Bitcoin. Sellers pay a 1% transaction fee, while buyers pay no fees on trades but should be wary of the exchange rate. Headquartered in Delaware, USA.