Bitcoin (BTC) has seen a significant resurgence in 2019, with prices bouncing from lows in the $3,000s and peaking just shy of $14,000 over the summer before pulling back.
However, as we previously reported, mainstream interest in the leading digital currency has not kept up with its price, indicating that BTC has even more potential upside as mainstream investors enter the market.
Given the changing regulatory environment, investors based in the United States need to find a reliable exchange to buy and sell Bitcoin. Here are five regulatory compliant exchanges and apps where you can trade Bitcoin:
Coinbase and Coinbase Pro: Bitcoin has been a staple on the Coinbase platform since its inception and continues to act as the main onramp for everyday retail investors. Coinbase has reliable custody options and is one of the simpler places to purchase cryptocurrency.
Kraken: For those looking to trade up to 5x leverage, Kraken is one of the only platforms available to U.S. investors.
Gemini: The Winklevoss-led exchange has pegged itself as a trusted trading platform for Bitcoin and a few select altcoins. The company recently released a trading app and offers secure storage for your cryptocurrencies.
Binance US: A recent byproduct of the regulatory environment, Binance.US is designed specifically for American investors. The platform has a similar design to the main Binance exchange and new altcoins are being added on a regular basis.
Voyager: While not technically an exchange, this brokerage app is growing quickly and has a leadership team from eTrade and Uber. Voyager offers commission-free trading and investors can earn $15 in BTC by signing up through this link (or use code: SLUDGE25).
Disclaimer: This article’s author has cryptocurrency holdings that can be tracked here. This article is for informational purposes only and should not be taken as investment advice. Always conduct your own due diligence before making investments.