Wondering how to find an exchange to make sure the rug doesn’t get pulled FTX-style? Let us help you out!
But where do you trade to make sure the rug doesn’t get pulled FTX-style?
This quick guide will explain how to find the perfect exchange as per your preferences.
Go Exchange (S)Hopping!
Click on the exchanges tab at the top of the CMC page to open the shop window for all exchanges:
By default, you will land on the page with the top crypto spot exchanges, so let’s explore that first:
CoinMarketCap ranks all exchanges based on a trust score. It includes factors like:
- Web traffic
- Average liquidity
- Trading volume
Dive Deep Into the Exchanges
We all know what happened to the-exchange-that-shall-not-be-named. So having reserves is paramount to the safety and security of an exchange. Click on any exchange to open the detail page with its financial reserves and token allocation:
You can also investigate the depth of its markets and the most popular trading pairs:
That is a lot of info before you ever opened the exchange itself.
But it doesn’t end there.
Want To Trade Some Derivatives?
If you’re feeling adventurous or want to use leverage, you need to turn to trading derivatives. Click on the “Derivatives” tab to get info on the top derivatives exchanges:
The DEX of Your Dreams
CEXes have their benefits but come with some downsides, too. If you’re more of a DEX trader, click on the DEX tab to see the top decentralized exchanges:
You can filter by different blockchains and liquidity types. The exchange page details what markets are popular and liquid:
There is also a tab for lending protocols if you want to provide liquidity.
How To Choose Your Perfect Exchange
What do with all this info?
That depends on you!
Do you want highly liquid exchanges? Then filter for liquidity.
Do you care about low fees? Sort by maker and taker fees.
Any piece of information you could need is covered. But, as always, do your own research and do not rely exclusively on the exchange rankings. Crypto is unpredictable, so make sure you’re aware of the risks.