Links below will open in a new window. These are services we actually use to trade crypto, stocks, or other commodities. Each service has pros and cons, and we encourage new users to sign up for multiple services and see which works best for their strategy.
BitMart has many of the newest cryptos in a pretty active exchange. Definitely worth checking out once you are familiar with order books and limit orders. The fees aren’t horrendous but be sure to check them out (and withdrawal minimums). This exchange can operate with several different networks and has a LOT of pairings to trade.
Slightly higher fees for some things, but pretty quick and ties into many faucets and other services easily. Also, the Earn/Learn programs below mean you will get a huge bonus for signing up and taking a quick (and educational) course on several cryptos.
Coinbase (L)Earning: EOS Earn super easy and free EOS cryptocurrency through the incredible coinbase learn program. Get free crypto by taking quick lessons on various crypto (for new AND existing coinbase users, depending on availablility).
Coinbase (L)Earning: Stellar Lumens Earn super easy and free Stellar Lumens cryptocurrency through the incredible coinbase learn program. Get free cryptocurrency by taking quick lessons on various crypto (for new AND existing coinbase users, depending on availability).
Crypto.com is a great service with interest available for stored coins (pretty incredible rates), debit card integration and more features. This is a good place to start in our experience. Sign up using the link in the name and go through KYC (know your customer – a verification of your identity that is common for online banking) and get some free crypto (so do we).
Maiar App Use this app to get (or use Crypto.com exchange, above, depending on geographic limits) some Elrond Gold (EGLD). Staking at great rates means crypto earned for crypto stored. This coin is largely believed to be going big places (do your own research, of course), but smart contracts, scalability, and various other features puts this network high on our list!
Cannot transfer crypto in and out (they are working on that, and if you sign up we move up the testing list), but you get free stock for signing up (so do we) and you can buy and sell crypto with a very low fee (they say free, but they take a cut of every transaction, they just hide it into the cost). You can also buy, sell, and option invest in stocks and other securities. Super simple and easy to use mobile app is also available. Short on resources, but ease of use is unparalleled. If you are just going to buy and HODL! (hold) this may be a decent choice to get started (it’s how we started too).
Webull is a powerful and easy to use stock trading app and service. Seems great and you get free stock for signing up under their promotions (so do we). Like Robinhood (above), non custodial exchange means you can buy and sell, but limited ability to transfer off service/to your own wallet.
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