CEX.IO is a cryptocurrency exchange and former Bitcoin cloud mining provider. Founded in London in 2013, CEX first began as a cloud mining provider that owned the Ghash.io pool. As an online digital currency exchanger, CEX.IO offers the trading of cryptocurrency for fiat money, including USD, EUR, GBP, and RUB. The exchange charges commissions from 0% to 0.25% on trades using the Maker-Taker fee schedule. The current list of cryptocurrencies available on CEX.io is Bitcoin, Ether, Ripple, XLM, Bitcoin Cash, Dash, Zcash, and Bitcoin Gold.
Total trading pairs: 15
Deposit fees: no
Withdrawal fees: no
Trading fees: 0.00% – 0.20%
Margin trading: no
USA accepted: yes
Verification levels and withdrawal limits:
|Basic||Daily: 1000 USD; Monthly: 3,000 USD|
CEX.io allows for initial registration using email, Google Oauth, or Facebook Oauth. To continue after Oauth, you will still need to manually input your email address. An email verification link will be sent to you. Upon verification, you are directed to the /buysell page, which has prices for currency available for purchase by Credit Card, good for the next 66 seconds. After that, a new price is populated, based on exchange rate, and you are given a further 120 seconds.
A full guide to account verification is available here. With basic registration, you are allowed to buy and sell bitcoin with a daily limit of $1000 via credit card only, and a monthly limit of $3000. Verification allows you to make bank transfers and take commissions as well as removes the deposit/withdrawal account limits on basic registration.
The Verified level requires the submission of identifying documentation (DL, Passport, or ID card) and a tax reference number, such as a social security number. This will include your address and scans/photos of your identification documents.
In the personal information section, the registree will be required to submit their Gender, date of birth, first, middle, and last name, place of birth, and contact number. Optionally you can submit social media profiles as well. The following page is a simple address verification form.
From the CEX.io website:
Most popular methods: Visa, MasterCard, bank transfer (SWIFT, SEPA), cryptocurrency
Protection against DDoS attacks, full data encryption, compliant with PCI DSS standards
Providing services in 99% countries around the globe, including 24 states of USA
1:2 and 1:3 leverages, automatic funds borrowing, no extra accounts needed, negative balance protection.
Reasonable trading fees for takers and makers, special conditions for high volume traders, strong offers for market makers.
Downloadable reports, real-time balance, transaction history with transparent fees
Fast order execution, low spread, access to high liquidity orderbook for top currency pairs