A crypto exchange guide must provide reviews of all of the exchanges out there, so that you can find the right one for you. This review of P2PB2B consists of four parts: general info, fees, deposit methods and security.
P2PB2B is an Estonian crypto exchange that launched in January 2018.
As you surely know, the Baltic region consists of three countries: Estonia, Latvia and Lithuania. Considering this, it might seem odd that out of these three countries, only Estonia is the home of any cryptocurrency exchanges. And not only one or two either. BTCBear, Jubiter, LATOKEN, Crex24 and Kriptomat are all from Estonia.
The reason for this is that Estonia has a license you can obtain in order to conduct crypto exchange operations as an Estonian company.
The transaction engine has a processing speed of up to 10,000 trades per second. If you make one or two trades every day, transaction engine speed is quite irrelevant to you. But if you’re a day trader looking to find arbitrage opportunities, it can be more important.
This platform has a support function that is open 24/7. This is very helpful seeing as the exchange ought to have investors residing in all of the world’s different time zones. There are support staff members speaking most of the world’s major languages here. It’s essentially only Hindi missing from the list of the biggest languages in the world.
P2PB2B does not explicitly state that US-investors are prohibited from trading. So, we US-investors should be able to trade here. Any US-investors that want to trade here should in any event form their own opinion on any issues arising from their citizenship or residency.
P2PB2B 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 crypto 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 see that it feels right to you. The below is a picture of the trading view at P2PB2B:
Available Trading and Liquidity
P2PB2B supports trading in most of the bigger cryptos, but you can’t deal with a wide variety of smaller altcoins here. This trading platform focuses on enabling trading with the crypto crown jewels (Bitcoin, Ethereum, NEO, Litecoin, DASH and the like). They will surely add more less traded cryptos in the future though. You’ll just have to wait and see.
As regards liquidity, this exchange is not a small-time player at all. On the day of first writing this review (18 December 2018), P2PB2B had a 24 hour trading volume amounting to USD 57 million. This placed it on spot no. 46 on the list of exchanges with the highest 24 hour trading volume. On the date of last updating this review however (26 March 2020, right in the middle of the crisis with COVID-19), the trading volume had increased to an amazing USD 2.6 billion, placing it on number 7 on the list. This is a very impressive liquidity.
P2PB2B Trading fees
This exchange has set their trading fees at 0.20% flat. This means that both takers and makers pay 0.20% upon the successful execution of a trade. 0.20% is slightly below the global industry average (approx.. 0.25%).
P2PB2B Withdrawal fees
There are exchanges that attract customers by offering low trading fees but then make their profit through charging high withdrawal fees. And once you’ve started trading at an exchange, you can’t come out without getting hit by the withdrawal fees. Fortunately, this exchange is not one of those.
P2PB2B charges 0.001 BTC when you withdraw BTC. This is an acceptable fee level, but it is still roughly a fair bit higher than the global industry average BTC-withdrawal fee. The global industry average BTC-withdrawal fee is 0.000812 BTC. The difference between the global industry average fee and P2PB2B’s withdrawal fee might be insignificant to many people. However, from our perspective, the withdrawal fee is more of an indicator of where in the global fee landscape an exchange wishes to place itself.
P2PB2B offers wire transfer as a deposit method and you can also deposit via credit card. This is of course very helpful to any newer crypto investor. Accepting fiat currency deposits also makes P2PB2B an “entry-level exchange”, where new crypto investors can take their first steps into the thrilling crypto world!
When looking at the security measures taken at P2PB2B, one must not forget that 96% of all crypto assets are allegedly stored on cold wallets. This exchange also states on its website that it has “WAF-based smart screen [that] detects and blocks all hacker attacks”.