UPDATE 2 December 2022: The LinkCoin exchange is no longer operational. The website is down and the company last posting anything via its official Twitter page back in March 2020 suggests the firm has ceased its operations.
Accordingly, we have marked the platform as "dead" in our Exchange Graveyard.
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What is LinkCoin?
LinkCoin is a Canadian cryptocurrency exchange that has been active since 2017.
LinkCoin is different from most other exchanges listed on our website in the way it works. It is an entry-level cryptocurrency exchange affiliated with Bibox. As you might be aware, Bibox do not accept deposits of fiat currency. This coin exchange, however, does. In a sense, you could say that LinkCoin is a fiat currency gateway into Bibox.
In many ways, LinkCoin is like an online store. Investors at the exchange post different “advertisements”, where they offer a price quote for a specific cryptocurrency. This advertisement can be for both buying or selling or either one of those actions. If you as a buyer thinks the offer is attractive, you can just take it, then using a fiat currency as payment.
Investors from the Canadian exchange’s neighbouring country the US are also permitted to trade here. However, as always, US-investors should do their own independent assessment of any possible problems arising from their residency or citizenship.
LinkCoin 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. At this exchange, there are essentially only order boxes. This makes it easily understandable for new crypto investors, while it might lack some features that more experienced traders look for. The below is a picture of the purchase interface at LinkCoin:
LinkCoin Trading fees
This Canadian cryptocurrency exchange doesn’t have taker fees or maker fees. They don’t really have flat fees either. Rather, what they do have is a “service fee”. The service fee amounts to 0.60% of the order value of the trade made by use of their advertising system.
If comparing 0.60% to normal trading fees, 0.60% is high. The industry average is arguably around 0.25%. However, there are dissimilarities between LinkCoin and other normal exchanges somewhat explaining the higher fee. We recommend investors using LinkCoin to themselves consider whether this fee is fair or not.
LinkCoin Withdrawal fees
The exchange charges a withdrawal fee amounting to 0.0006 BTC when you withdraw BTC. This fee is below the industry average and thus constitutes a competitive advantage against the majority of other top crypto exchanges in the market.
At this trading platform, you can deposit through both wire transfer and credit cards. This can be helpful especially for newer crypto investors.
One should generally look out for the different deposit fees charged by exchanges for deposit of fiat currencies via wire transfer or credit cards, and whereas it might be indifferent to you whether you should deposit via wire transfer or credit card, it might be very different fees. Some exchanges charge a deposit fee of up to a staggering 11% for credit card deposits.