Bitcoin Exchanges

Bitcoin exchanges are places where you can buy and sell bitcoins or exchange other kinds of coins and digital currency.

Exchange
Coins
Currencies
Trade Fee
Notes
MtGox.comBTCUSD, EUR, JPY, CAD, GBP, CHF...0.6%Biggest trader (~80%)
BTC-E.comBTC, LTC, PPC, TRC, NMC, NVCUSD, EUR, RUR0.2%Best platform
Vircurex.comBTC, LTC, PPC, TRC, NMC< IXC, DVC,USD, EUR0.5%Can trade various coins
BitStamp.netBTCUSD>0.5%Really nice GUI
Bter.comBTC, LTC, FTC, PPC, CNC, WDC..-0.2%Coin to Coin
Cryptsy.comBTC, TLC, PPC, TRC, WDC, DGC....-0.25%Coin to Coin

Here are local exchanges. On these you can deposit and withdraw money cheaper by making local bank deposits/withdrawals (do not require sending Wire/SWIFT/IBAN payments).

Exchange
Country
Coins
Currencies
Trade Fee
LocalBitcoins.com(any)BTC(local)0%
BitCoin.deDE, AU, CH, NLBTCEUR1%
BitBargain.co.ukUKBTCGBP0%
BitNZ.comNZBTCNZD0.5%
Cavirtex.comCABTCCAD>3%
CanadianBitcoins.comCABTCCAD0%
BTCX.seSEBTCSEK>5%
Kapiton.seSEBTCSEK1.35%
EirCoin.netIRBTCGBP4.99%

Make sure you don’t keep all your bitcoins or a lot of cash with exchanges. There was several cases of exchanges closing or going bankrupt due to hacking, funds mismanagement or changes in law regulations in countries they are formed. Probably the most well known case is the closing of MtGox.com.

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