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 ecoin consists of four parts: general information, fees, deposit methods and security.
UPDATE 10 March 2020: Please note that this is not a review of the cryptocurrency ecoin (project website ecoin.org) but of the former British crypto exchange ecoin. The exchange disappeared in late 2018 or early 2019.
ecoin is a British crypto exchange. United Kingdom is the country which without a doubt has the most cryptocurrency exchanges in the world. At least that we know of. A non-exhaustive list of exchanges from the UK (in addition to this one) includes Exmo, CEX.io, CoinEgg, Livecoin, DSX, LocalTrade, Bittylicious (funny name by the way), CoinMate, Indacoin, MixCoins, Paybis, Vaultoro, Instant Bitex and eToro.
US-investors are permitted (as far as we can tell). US-investors should still do their own independent assessment of any problems arising from their residency or citizenship.
Ecoin 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. We have not been able to obtain a view of Ecoin’s trading view. We apologize for any inconvenience this may cause.
Ecoin Trading fees
This trading platform doesn’t charge different fees between takers and makers. Their fee model is instead something called a “flat fee model”. They offer a flat fee model of 0.20%. Accordingly, this exchange does not distinguish between takers and makers. For investors who prefer to pick-up existing orders from the order book, this might be an attractive trading fee model. 0.20% is in line with industry average.
Ecoin Withdrawal fees
The exchange does not charge any withdrawal fees at all for withdrawing BTC. This is a strong competitive edge in the market and distinguishes this exchange from most other top crypto exchanges.
ecoin 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.
One might ask why security is even a feature that we at Cryptowisser have looked for at the different top crypto exchanges. Two reasons:
- Exchanges store a massive amount of valuable personally identifiable information.
- Exchanges handle of course a lot of cash or coin deposits and withdrawals.
ecoin’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.
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):