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BTC-Alpha

BTC-Alpha Exchange Review

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BTC-Alpha Overview

  • BTC-Alpha is headquartered in the United Kingdom, a country which undoubtedly has the most cryptocurrency exchanges in the world. Though it is registered in the UK, the exchange is not made by UK nationals. The CEO Vitalii Bodnar is Russian, and judging by the Chatbox and the exchange’s website, the team behind the exchange’s creation are Russians as well. Like most exchanges, the platform is not overseen by any authority and is not regulated. BTC-Alpha hosts a large number of popular cryptocurrencies and altcoins. The most popular crypto-fiat trading pairs on the exchange are BTC/USD and ETH/USD.

    BTC-Alpha has a flat trading fee of 0.20%, which is slightly lower than the global industry average of 0.25%, allowing for an advantage to the average user as it is quite a competitive fee. Deposits can be made via bank transfers, however, credit cards are not allowed. The platform offers trading in both fiat currency and cryptocurrency, which allows for it to appeal to a larger audience amongst cryptocurrency investors.

    When tested, BTC-Alpha scored pretty high for security in one exchange review, however, there have been various complaints of BTC-Alpha mishandling users’ cryptocurrencies. BTC-Alpha has responded to such claims on its website, explaining that complaints that were made do not have any relation to BTC-Alpha, or that they were made accompanied by "unreasonable demands for a refund, threatenings” etc. To provide enhanced security, BTC-Alpha utilizes the two-factor authentication system (2FA), which is commonly used in cryptocurrency exchanges. The system prevents hackers who have obtained account passwords from accessing the account, by sending a verification code to the user’s mobile device. However, completely anonymous trading is not allowed on the platform, which might deter certain users looking for maximum protection and anonymity from using this platform.

    BTC-Alpha Exchange Review, Trading Fees, Deposit and Markets

    • 24h Trading Volume

      1,360.314 BTC

      • BTC-Alpha Total Trading Pairs

        92

        • BTC-Alpha Margin Trading

          No

          • BTC-Alpha Deposit fees

            Free for cryptocurrency, otherwise see here https://btc-alpha.com/en/fees

            • BTC-Alpha Trading fees

              0.1% - 0.2%

              • BTC-Alpha Fiat Deposit

                Yes

                • Accepted Payment Method

                  Crypto To FIAT Only

                  • BTC-Alpha Native token

                    Yes

                    • Native token smart contract

                      N/A

                      • BTC-Alpha Trading Markets
                        • BTC-Alpha Stablecoins trading

                          BTC-Alpha Markets Data

                          Market Price Volume(24h) Change(24h) Last update
                          AC3/BTC Ƀ 0.00000013 AC3 0

                          Ƀ 0.0

                          0.00%

                          2020-01-08 21:47:20
                          AC3/ETH Ξ 0.00000600 AC3 0

                          Ξ 0.0

                          0.00%

                          2020-01-06 21:14:02
                          AC3/USD $ 0.0007000 AC3 0

                          $ 0.0

                          0.00%

                          2020-01-07 08:30:00
                          ACT/BTC Ƀ 0.00000090 ACT 0

                          Ƀ 0.0

                          0.00%

                          2020-01-16 23:15:41
                          ACT/USD $ 0.007600 ACT 0

                          $ 0.0

                          0.00%

                          2020-01-16 23:16:10
                          ATB/BTC Ƀ 0.00000011 ATB 0

                          Ƀ 0.0

                          0.00%

                          2020-01-08 17:56:53
                          BBR/BTC Ƀ 0.00001697 BBR 0

                          Ƀ 0.0

                          0.00%

                          2020-01-17 00:50:01
                          BCH/BTC Ƀ 0.03000 BCH 0

                          Ƀ 0.0

                          0.00%

                          2020-01-16 15:09:06
                          BDX/BTC Ƀ 0.00000908 BDX 0

                          Ƀ 0.0

                          0.00%

                          2020-01-17 01:39:30
                          BDX/USDT ₮ 0.01600 BDX 0

                          ₮ 0.0

                          0.00%

                          2020-01-08 04:15:19
                          BRIA/ETH Ξ 0.0004000 BRIA 0

                          Ξ 0.0

                          0.00%

                          2020-01-04 19:17:28
                          BRIA/USD $ 0.03000 BRIA 287.43

                          $ 0.0

                          0.00%

                          2020-01-09 18:40:44
                          BTC/USD $ 8,787.46 Ƀ 0

                          $ 0.0

                          0.00%

                          2020-01-17 03:14:08
                          BTC/USDQ USDQ 8,742.18 Ƀ 0

                          USDQ 0.0

                          0.00%

                          2020-01-17 03:10:36
                          BTC/USDT ₮ 8,785.03 Ƀ 0

                          ₮ 0.0

                          0.00%

                          2020-01-17 03:14:09
                          BTCZ/BTC Ƀ 0.00000001 BTCZ 0

                          Ƀ 0.0

                          0.00%

                          2020-01-16 12:48:46
                          BTCZ/USD $ 0.0001000 BTCZ 0

                          $ 0.0

                          0.00%

                          2020-01-16 12:47:20
                          BTS/BTC Ƀ 0.00000220 BTS 998.50

                          Ƀ 0.0

                          0.00%

                          2020-01-09 17:46:46
                          BTS/USD $ 0.01300 BTS 0

                          $ 0.0

                          0.00%

                          2020-01-03 18:22:10
                          CCRB/BTC Ƀ 0.00000079 CCRB 0

                          Ƀ 0.0

                          0.00%

                          2020-01-07 22:29:01
                          CDY/BTC Ƀ 0.00000001 CDY 0

                          Ƀ 0.0

                          0.00%

                          2020-01-16 18:25:52
                          CDY/USDT ₮ 0.00000111 CDY 9,727,521.1

                          ₮ 0.0

                          0.00%

                          2020-01-09 22:44:36
                          DASH/USDT ₮ 108.00 DASH 0

                          ₮ 0.0

                          0.00%

                          2020-01-16 20:07:14
                          DCY/BTC Ƀ 0.00000003 DCY 0

                          Ƀ 0.0

                          0.00%

                          2020-01-17 00:12:56
                          DEEX/BTC Ƀ 0.00000155 DEEX 38.00

                          Ƀ -1.0e-8

                          -0.64%

                          2020-01-09 23:06:01
                          DEEX/USD $ 0.006000 DEEX 0

                          $ 0.0

                          0.00%

                          2020-01-08 15:45:20
                          DIM/BTC Ƀ 0.00000001 DIM 0

                          Ƀ 0.0

                          0.00%

                          2020-01-05 19:34:45
                          DIM/USD $ 0.0001000 DIM 0

                          $ 0.0

                          0.00%

                          2020-01-06 11:13:01
                          DOGE/BTC Ƀ 0.00000027 DOGE 0

                          Ƀ 0.0

                          0.00%

                          2020-01-17 03:02:26
                          DOGE/USDT ₮ 0.002201 DOGE 7,542.82

                          ₮ 0.00010

                          4.79%

                          2020-01-09 21:25:42
                          EOS/BTC Ƀ 0.0003500 EOS 0

                          Ƀ 0.0

                          0.00%

                          2020-01-08 18:24:30
                          EOS/USDT ₮ 3.94 EOS 0

                          ₮ 0.0

                          0.00%

                          2020-01-17 03:14:14
                          ETC/BTC Ƀ 0.0007900 ETC 0

                          Ƀ 0.0

                          0.00%

                          2020-01-17 00:56:45
                          ETH/BTC Ƀ 0.01900 Ξ 0

                          Ƀ 0.0

                          0.00%

                          2020-01-17 03:14:14
                          ETH/USD $ 166.89 Ξ 0

                          $ 0.0

                          0.00%

                          2020-01-17 03:14:07
                          ETH/USDQ USDQ 165.79 Ξ 0

                          USDQ 0.0

                          0.00%

                          2020-01-17 03:12:26
                          ETH/USDT ₮ 175.70 Ξ 0

                          ₮ 0.0

                          0.00%

                          2020-01-16 19:02:24
                          ETZ/ETH Ξ 0.0002260 ETZ 0

                          Ξ 0.0

                          0.00%

                          2020-01-06 05:55:33
                          EVENC/BTC Ƀ 0.00000098 EVENC 0

                          Ƀ 0.0

                          0.00%

                          2020-01-16 21:04:32
                          GENE/BTC Ƀ 0.00000003 GENE 0

                          Ƀ 0.0

                          0.00%

                          2020-01-17 02:59:54
                          GENE/ETH Ξ 0.00000300 GENE 0

                          Ξ 0.0

                          0.00%

                          2020-01-06 13:48:39
                          GENE/USD $ 0.0002000 GENE 0

                          $ 0.0

                          0.00%

                          2020-01-16 20:43:03
                          GRN/BTC Ƀ 0.00000047 GRN 0

                          Ƀ 0.0

                          0.00%

                          2020-01-16 22:44:16
                          GRN/USD $ 0.002100 GRN 1,739.04

                          $ -0.0019

                          -47.50%

                          2020-01-09 20:35:41
                          HQX/BTC Ƀ 0.00000026 HQX 0

                          Ƀ 0.0

                          0.00%

                          2020-01-08 23:27:52
                          JWL/ETH Ξ 0.002900 JWL 0

                          Ξ 0.0

                          0.00%

                          2020-01-07 15:24:21
                          LTC/BTC Ƀ 0.006677 Ł 0

                          Ƀ 0.0

                          0.00%

                          2020-01-17 03:13:48
                          LTC/USD $ 58.67 Ł 0

                          $ 0.0

                          0.00%

                          2020-01-17 03:13:40
                          MIN/BTC Ƀ 0.0004100 MIN 0

                          Ƀ 0.0

                          0.00%

                          2020-01-06 04:23:44
                          MNC/BTC Ƀ 0.00000025 MNC 0

                          Ƀ 0.0

                          0.00%

                          2020-01-16 22:22:42
                          MNC/ETH Ξ 0.00002000 MNC 2,537.57

                          Ξ -0.000010

                          -33.33%

                          2020-01-09 18:12:37
                          MNC/USD $ 0.002000 MNC 0

                          $ 0.0

                          0.00%

                          2020-01-17 03:12:12
                          MNC/USDT ₮ 0.005000 MNC 0

                          ₮ 0.0

                          0.00%

                          2020-01-08 21:15:22
                          MRK/BTC Ƀ 0.00000015 MRK 0

                          Ƀ 0.0

                          0.00%

                          2020-01-08 03:42:08
                          MRK/ETH Ξ 0.00001300 MRK 728.60

                          Ξ -0.0000010

                          -7.14%

                          2020-01-09 23:26:04
                          NIM/USD $ 0.0004000 NIM 0

                          $ 0.0

                          0.00%

                          2020-01-06 17:44:57
                          NOAH/BTC Ƀ 0.00000001 NOAH 32,709.0

                          Ƀ -1.0e-8

                          -50.00%

                          2020-01-10 01:39:44
                          NOAH/ETH Ξ 0.00000100 NOAH 0

                          Ξ 0.0

                          0.00%

                          2020-01-05 12:46:30
                          NPC/BTC Ƀ 0.00001725 NPC 0

                          Ƀ 0.0

                          0.00%

                          2020-01-17 03:05:35
                          NSD/BTC Ƀ 0.00001000 NSD 0

                          Ƀ 0.0

                          0.00%

                          2020-01-17 02:19:56
                          NSD/USDT ₮ 0.03030 NSD 0

                          ₮ 0.0

                          0.00%

                          2020-01-17 01:47:27
                          PGC/BTC Ƀ 0.00000002 PGC 0

                          Ƀ 0.0

                          0.00%

                          2020-01-16 18:23:54
                          PIRL/BTC Ƀ 0.00000076 PIRL 0

                          Ƀ 0.0

                          0.00%

                          2020-01-16 14:58:12
                          PIRL/USD $ 0.004200 PIRL 0

                          $ 0.0

                          0.00%

                          2020-01-16 14:58:12
                          PTI/BTC Ƀ 0.00000051 PTI 0

                          Ƀ 0.0

                          0.00%

                          2020-01-16 19:15:52
                          PTI/USD $ 0.006700 PTI 0

                          $ 0.0

                          0.00%

                          2020-01-03 12:57:54
                          PTI/USDT ₮ 0.005800 PTI 0

                          ₮ 0.0

                          0.00%

                          2020-01-16 19:25:50
                          PZM/BTC Ƀ 0.00002789 PZM 0

                          Ƀ 0.0

                          0.00%

                          2020-01-17 03:12:51
                          PZM/USD $ 0.2429 PZM 0

                          $ 0.0

                          0.00%

                          2020-01-17 03:12:50
                          R/USDT ₮ 0.03500 R 0

                          ₮ 0.0

                          0.00%

                          2020-01-17 01:51:43
                          REM/BTC Ƀ 0.00000040 REM 0

                          Ƀ 0.0

                          0.00%

                          2020-01-17 03:10:05
                          REM/USDT ₮ 0.003500 REM 0

                          ₮ 0.0

                          0.00%

                          2020-01-17 02:29:30
                          SPND/USD $ 0.0001000 SPND 0

                          $ 0.0

                          0.00%

                          2020-01-07 15:43:26
                          TRX/BTC Ƀ 0.00000181 TRX 0

                          Ƀ 0.0

                          0.00%

                          2020-01-16 17:48:02
                          TRX/USD $ 0.01720 TRX 0

                          $ 0.0

                          0.00%

                          2020-01-17 03:07:10
                          UBEX/BTC Ƀ 0.00000007 UBEX 0

                          Ƀ 0.0

                          0.00%

                          2020-01-17 01:46:08
                          UBEX/ETH Ξ 0.00000310 UBEX 21,066,059.2

                          Ξ -1.0e-7

                          -3.12%

                          2020-01-10 02:30:45
                          UBEX/USDT ₮ 0.0007000 UBEX 0

                          ₮ 0.0

                          0.00%

                          2020-01-16 16:11:42
                          UCASH/BTC Ƀ 0.00000001 UCASH 18,000.0

                          Ƀ 0.0

                          0.00%

                          2020-01-09 23:37:22
                          UCASH/ETH Ξ 0.00000100 UCASH 0

                          Ξ 0.0

                          0.00%

                          2020-01-04 07:16:19
                          UCASH/USD $ 0.0002000 UCASH 0

                          $ 0.0

                          0.00%

                          2020-01-16 16:33:10
                          USD/USDT ₮ 0.9950 $ 0

                          ₮ 0.0

                          0.00%

                          2020-01-17 01:21:38
                          USDT/USDQ USDQ 1.00 ₮ 0

                          USDQ 0.0

                          0.00%

                          2020-01-17 03:09:45
                          VEST/BTC Ƀ 0.00000039 VEST 0

                          Ƀ 0.0

                          0.00%

                          2020-01-17 03:13:50
                          VEX/BTC Ƀ 0.00000030 VEX 0

                          Ƀ 0.0

                          0.00%

                          2020-01-16 13:15:02
                          VEX/USD $ 0.002900 VEX 0

                          $ 0.0

                          0.00%

                          2020-01-17 02:25:45
                          WIZ/BTC Ƀ 0.00000080 WIZ 0

                          Ƀ 0.0

                          0.00%

                          2020-01-07 17:48:15
                          WIZ/USD $ 0.005100 WIZ 0

                          $ 0.0

                          0.00%

                          2020-01-07 17:59:26
                          XCG/BTC Ƀ 0.00000001 XCG 0

                          Ƀ 0.0

                          0.00%

                          2020-01-08 21:25:25
                          XEM/BTC Ƀ 0.00000446 XEM 113.00

                          Ƀ -1.0e-8

                          -0.22%

                          2020-01-09 16:03:47
                          XRP/BTC Ƀ 0.00002656 XRP 0

                          Ƀ 0.0

                          0.00%

                          2020-01-17 03:14:05
                          XRP/USD $ 0.2230 XRP 0

                          $ 0.0

                          0.00%

                          2020-01-16 16:25:52

                          BTC-Alpha Withdrawals

                          • Daily Withdrawal Limit

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                            • BTC-Alpha Withdraw fees

                              BTC - 0.00135 BTC ETH - 0.01 ETH LTC - 0.0035 LTC Full list of fees can be found here

                              • BTC-Alpha Withdraw fees discount

                                Lower fees for higher 30 day trading volumes. Exact details can be found here

                                • Proof of Reserves

                                  N/A

                                  BTC-Alpha Exchange Rating Analysis

                                  Last edit 28.11.2019

                                  • BTC-Alpha is a crypto exchange registered in UK, although we believe it to be operated from Ukraine. The exchange offers trading against USD, although it is rather misleading - they do not accept traditional methods of depositing USD (i.e bank transfer) but several esoteric internet-based payment methods which most customers will probably not trust. Their site is pretty basic, not displaying a high functionality or an inviting UI, and their fees are quite average for the industry - 0.2%. There are around 100 coins tradeable on BTC-Alpha, with around 200 trading pairs in total.

                                    The team is all based in Ukraine, from what we could gather, with the CEO not being very experienced in blockchain technology and no-one appearing in searches who is in charge of managing risk. The exchange appears to have started operations in 2018. There exist many reports from users online which claim the exchange is having trouble processing their withdrawal requests, at times even leaving the users with unresolved problems - although in the Telegram group, the admins assure users that any issues they are experiencing will receive personal help from team members in an attempt to resolve them.

                                    To conclude, BTC-Alpha does not appear fraudulent, although it does appear like the founding team wanted to quickly capitalize on an attractive crypto market (in early 2018 terms) and quickly built an exchange which has many technical problems and does not serve its users very well.

                                    BTC-Alpha Exchange KYC and AML

                                    • BTC-Alpha Exchange KYC and AML

                                      Personal ID, selfie with ID, proof of Residence.

                                      • BTC-Alpha AML policy

                                        AML Policylink

                                        BTC-Alpha Exchange Additional Information