A crypto exchange guide must provide reviews of all of the top crypto exchanges out there, so that you can find the right one for you. This review of MixCoins consists of four parts: general info, fees, deposit methods and security.
MixCoins is a crypto exchange from the United Kingdom. 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, Paybis, Vaultoro, Instant Bitex and eToro.
The exchange claims to be safe, easy, reliable and professional. While these statements are quite general, they are all things that we would consider important for a crytpocurrency trader. We do however lack necessary detail in order to assess whether the statements are true.
At this exchange, you can trade BTC, BCH, ETH and LSK. As for fiat currencies, you can deposit CNY or USD. Consequently, you can’t buy or sell any of the smaller cryptocurrencies (Tokenstars Coin, Transcodium Coin, Taler Coin, Triggers Coin, ZCCoin, or any cryptocurrency with a similar market capitalization to those). If you seek to buy or sell any of those, you must choose another exchange.
This trading platform also has a referral program. Through the referral program, you can invite friends to start accounts with the platform. Once they have started account and started trading, you will receive 20% of the trading fees that MixCoin makes from their trading.
Worth noting here is that you will never receive 20% from your friends “earnings”, there must have been some form of translation error in this regard.
To our knowledge, US-investors may trade at this exchange but – as always – American cryptocurrency investors should always do their own analysis of their eligibility. It could be so that their respective home states have something to say about their foreign cryptocurrency trading.
MixCoins 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 MixCoins:
MixCoins Trading fees
The trading fees at this particular coin exchange vary dependent upon which trading pair you are trading. Taker fees vary from 0.25% to 0.15% and the maker fees vary between 0.15% to 0.10%. These fees are in line with industry average. The following is a table showing which trading pairs that have which fees:
MixCoins Withdrawal fees
MixCoins does not charge any withdrawal fees at all for withdrawing BTC. This is a very strong competitive edge in the market and really distinguishes MixCoins from most other top crypto exchanges.
For fiat currency withdrawals, however, they range from 0.40% – 0.25% for CNY-withdrawals (the bigger trading volume you have had on the exchange, the lower the fee). For USD-withdrawals, the withdrawal fee is fixed at 1.50%. Also, each USD-withdrawal comes with a “bank processing fee” of USD 20.
MixCoins 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. From names to addresses, to government identification details, taxpayer identification number and a lot more; and
- Exchanges handle of course a lot of cash or coin deposits and withdrawals.
MixCoins’s security score is B, when performing the test at Observatory by Mozilla (https://observatory.mozilla.org/). This is far above average when it comes to top crypto exchanges and might be a factor making you conclude that MixCoins is the best cryptocurrency exchange site for you.
There are only a few exchanges that – like the above exchange – receive Mozilla Observatory-scores of B or higher. The following list includes a few such exchanges with very impressive security scores: