UPDATE 1 November 2021: When trying to access the website of Bitribe today, we were unsuccessful. There have been no preceding messages on system maintenance or new websites or anything similar, and the problem has remained since 1 October 2021.
Accordingly, we believe that this exchange has closed down and we have marked it as "dead" in our Exchange Graveyard. If the exchange's website would become accessible again and the error is just temporary, we will "revive" it and bring it back to our Exchange List.
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Bitribe is a cryptocurrency exchange registered in Singapore that launched in 2019.
The platform has a large number of different trading pairs. Many of the more exotic altcoins are supported here as well. There are of course two sides of the same coin here. On a positive note, a large number of supported cryptos means that even the most exotic altcoin trader can stay at this platform and will not have to look elsewhere to cater for all his/her specific trading needs.
On the flip side, however, this might also mean that there could be more scam coins available for trading here. Exchanges with a smaller number of supported cryptos generally only support the bigger crypto projects, which have all been subject to numerous due diligence processes and that are – in most cases – properly vetted. A newly launched altcoin has not been subject to the same scrutiny.
Bitribe Mobile Support
Most crypto traders feel that desktop give the best conditions for their trading. The computer has a bigger screen, and on bigger screens, more of the crucial information that most traders base their trading decisions on can be viewed at the same time. The trading chart will also be easier to display. However, not all crypto investors require desktops for their trading. Some prefer to do their crypto trading via their mobile phone. Fortunately for them, Bitribe is also available in mobile format as an application for iPhones or Androids.
Bitribe Trading fees
We have not been able to find any info on this exchange’s trading fees. This is potentially a risk for you as an investor (if you do not receive info on the fees anywhere, there is a higher risk that they are high). Accordingly, we strongly urge you to make your own analysis of fees at this exchange before depositing any funds here.
Bitribe Withdrawal fees
Bitribe charges a withdrawal fee of 3 USDT per withdrawal. This fee is a below the global industry average, if converting it to BTC. The current global industry average is 0.00059 BTC per BTC-withdrawal according to this report, which is the latest such report prepared on the subject to our knowledge.
Bitribe Trading View
Every trading platform has a trading view. The trading view is the part of the exchange’s website where you can see the price chart of a certain cryptocurrency and what its current price is. There are normally also buy and sell boxes, where you can place orders with respect to the relevant crypto, and, at most platforms, you will also be able to see the order history (i.e., previous transactions involving the relevant crypto). Everything in the same view on your desktop. There are of course also variations to what we have now described. This is the trading view at Bitribe:
It is up to you – and only you – to decide if the above trading view is suitable to you. Finally, there are usually many different ways in which you can change the settings to tailor the trading view after your very own preferences.
Deposit Methods and US-investors
In order to trade here, you must have cryptocurrency to begin with. The only asset class you can deposit to Bitribe is cryptocurrency. However, if you really like Bitribe but you don’t have any crypto yet, you can easily start an account with an exchange that has “fiat on-ramps” (an exchange where you can deposit regular cash), buy crypto there, and then transfer it from such exchange to this exchange. Use our Exchange Filters to easily see which platforms that allow wire transfer or credit card deposits.
Why do so many exchanges not allow US citizens to open accounts with them? The answer has only three letters. S, E and C (the Securities Exchange Commission). The reason the SEC is so scary is because the US does not allow foreign companies to solicit US investors, unless those foreign companies are also registered in the US (with the SEC). If foreign companies solicit US investors anyway, the SEC can sue them. There are many examples of when the SEC has sued crypto exchanges, one of which being when they sued EtherDelta for operating an unregistered exchange. Another example was when they sued Bitfinex and claimed that the stablecoin Tether (USDT) was misleading investors. It is very likely that more cases will follow.
It is unclear to us whether Bitribe permits US investors or not. We have read their Terms and Conditions and have not found an explicit prohibition of US investors. We urge any US investors to form their own opinion on the permissibility of their trading at Bitribe though.