I have been using Bitpanda for more than two years now. Bitpanda has been very reliable in the past, support was always super quick, and their platform is quite easy-to-use and neatly designed.10 months ago
Coinbase is a good place to buy cryptocurrencies if you are new to crypto or just want to buy and hold crypto for the long-term. It has a beautiful and user-friendly UI and has a decent selection of payment methods.
If you want to trade more actively you can use your Coinbase account to trade on their exchange GDAX which has lower fees and more advanced features.
Bitfinex is targeted towards pros and has a steep learning curve. I nevertheless like Bitfinex as it‘s very reliable and has some of the best prices and low fees.
However, recenty Bitfinex tries to get rid of small investors, e.g. by freezing the accounts of new users until they deposited currencies worth at least $10k. Therefore, it‘s probably not the right place for non-professional traders. Also, support requests can take some time (> 1 week).
Bitstamp has been my major go-to-marketplace in the past and has so far been very reliable for me. However, they only support a very limited number of cryptos and overall the platform feels a little bit dated nowadays (also if you compare the web platform to Bitstamp's own app)...10 months ago
BitRush is hands-down the easiest way to buy cryptocurrencies. All you need is a Bitcoin/Ethereum wallet and a credit card. No need to sign-up for an account and no need to verify your identity (for purchases of up to €2.500). This means that you can buy cryptocurrencies in no time.
The biggest downside of BitRush is that they’re often a bit more expensive than other marketplaces.
Even though CoinFalcon is a rather new exchange with little track record, this exchange has the potential to become a big player in my opinion. It features a great design, offers lots of different cryptos, and is easy-to-use. The only downside is that their spread between buying and selling price is often quite high.
So, if value great user experience over cheap prices and want to diversify your portfolio, then CoinFalcon might be a good exchange for you.
Kraken was the first exchange I signed up to, but I never actually got to buy anything because it's very badly designed.
It also has had some big performance issues within peak times, e.g. around the time of the Bitcoin all-time-high last December. The situation has improved now, but this might just be down to decreased trading volume...
Safello's verification process is tedious and the prices on the platform are very expensive. I cannot recommend this marketplace.10 months ago
HitBTC has been on the market for many years, but I cannot recommend them as they have a somewhat bad image. Their support is also very unfriendly and unresponsive and their affiliates have been scammed for many months (not receiving any refferal statistics or payouts).6 months ago
Binance Jersey is the fiat gateway of one of the biggest exchanges there is - Binance. Hence, I think it's a rather reliable exchange. I find Binance easier to use than many other exchanges and their prices are usually some of the best.1 month ago