A trading cryptocurrency guide must provide reviews of all of the top crypto exchanges out there, so that you can find the best cryptocurrency exchange site for you. This review of C-CEX consists of four parts: general information, fees, deposit methods and security.
UPDATE 27 June 2019: When trying to access this page on 27 June 2019, we failed. It was not possible to access. When looking at the data of this exchange on Coinmarketcap, the Coinmarketcap API had not been utilized during the last 174 hours (i.e., last utilization was on 19 June 2019). Accordingly, it seems as if this exchange has closed down. We will continue to monitor the operations of this exchange, but for now, we have listed it in our Exchange Graveyard and marked it as “dead”.
C-CEX is a Russian cryptocurrency exchange. It feels unfair tospeak about a Russian cryptocurrency exchange without also mentioning YoBit, one of the first to ever exist. So there, now it’s mentioned.
The exchange does not forbid US-investors from trading on its exchange, but US-investors should do their own independent assessment of any problems arising from their residency or citizenship.
There has been a lot of complaints from the cryptocommunity regarding C-CEX. It started with this Bitcointalk-thread, where it was alleged that C-CEX themselves interfered with the trading. The accusations continued with a lot of Bitcointalk-users reported that they had been banned from the chatbox when raising questions about C-CEX and its business. Nobody from the team has come forward to meet the allegations. As a matter of fact, nobody even know who the team behind C-CEX is.
C-CEX Trading View
Different exchanges have different trading views. And there is no “this overview is the best”-view. You should yourself determine which trading view that suits you the best. What the views normally have in common is that they all show the order book or at least part of the order book, a price chart of the chosen cryptocurrency and order history. They normally also have buy and sell-boxes. Before you choose an exchange, try to have a look at the trading view so that you can ascertain that it feels right to you. The below is a picture of the trading view at C-CEX:
C-CEX Trading fees
The one thing we can’t stress enough is that you must always ascertain the trading fees at any exchange you are interested in. This is one of the exchanges that doesn’t separate between takers (liquidity stealers) and makers (liquidity creators). Instead, this exchange offers flat trading fees of 0.20%. For investors who prefer to pick-up existing orders from the order book, this might be an attractive trading fee model.
C-CEX Withdrawal fees
This cryptocurrency exchange charges a withdrawal fee amounting to 0.002 BTC when you withdraw BTC. This is in line with industry average, maybe slightly on the higher end of the spectrum.
C-CEX offers wire transfer as a deposit method, but you can’t deposit via credit card. This of course negative news to you if you would prefer to use your credit card for any reason.
C-CEX’s security score is F, when performing the test at Observatory by Mozilla (https://observatory.mozilla.org/). This is below industry average when it comes to top crypto exchanges.
Also, there has been a lot of reports on funds being transferred from user accounts in small amounts, without any such accounts being compromised. As the transfers were not initiated by the users themselves, suspicions can with some justification be directed towards the exchange.
All in all, we would be very careful when trading at this exchange. Based on the feedback from the cryptocommunity, you should stay away.
The exchange reviewed above is what we call an “entry-level exchange”. This means that this exchange also makes it possible for someone to enter the cryptocurrency market with fiat currency. There are numerous entry-level exchanges out there, including (but not limited to):