CEX.IO

CEX.IO Exchange Review

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CEX.IO Overview

  • CEX.IO, founded in 2013, is a cryptocurrency exchange and was the first cloud mining provider in the world. This was when CEX.IO was connected to the Bitcoin mining pool provided by GHash.IO, a well-known mining pool that officially closed in October 2016. A review of CEX.IO reveals that this connection allowed them to offer both cloud mining and trading. This provided a convenient means for miners to sell the Bitcoins that were mined as part of the GHash.IO mining pool.

    Today the team behind GHash.IO seems to purely help with the development of enterprise mining solutions and custom-built pools under the same name. This while CEX.IO offers cryptocurrency trading via 27+ active markets and various currency pairs, including fiat-to-crypto and crypto-to-crypto currency pairs. The cryptocurrencies offered include Bitcoin, Ethereum, XRP, Stellar, Bitcoin Cash, Litecoin, Zcash, Bitcoin Gold, Zcash, Dash and the Gemini Dollar – the first regulated stablecoin to surface.

    A CEX.IO exchange review reveals that this digital asset exchange allows for the instant purchase of the above-mentioned cryptocurrencies or digital assets in USD by using a credit card (Visa or MasterCard). They also offer other payment options, including bank transfers via SWIFT and the Single Euro Payments Area (SEPA). Payment in cryptocurrency is also offered as an option. In addition, their services (margin trading, etc.) seem to be available in most countries, including no less than 24 states in the United States.

    KYC was at some stage not a requirement at CEX.IO, but that changed. CEX.IO also seems to take security very seriously with strong security against DDoS attacks. They also seem to make use of full data encryption and comply with PCI DSS standards (although the certificate of compliance available at the time of writing has already expired).

    CEX.IO Exchange Review, Trading Fees, Deposit and Markets

    • 24h Trading Volume

      209.714 BTC

      • CEX.IO Total Trading Pairs

        119

        • CEX.IO Margin Trading

          Yes

          • CEX.IO Deposit Fees

            Free, unless using visa/mastercard, then 2.99%

            • CEX.IO Trading Fees

              Full list of trading fees here

              • CEX.IO Fiat Deposit

                Yes

                • Accepted Payment Methods

                  Crypto to Crypto, Crypto to FIAT

                  • CEX.IO Native Token

                    No

                    • Native Token Smart Contract

                      N/A

                      • CEX.IO Trading Markets
                        • CEX.IO Stablecoins Trading

                          N/A

                          CEX.IO Markets Data

                          Market Price Volume (24h) Change (24h) Last update
                          ADA/EUR € 0.08124 ADA 216,770.1

                          € 0.00091

                          1.13%

                          2020-10-04 08:27:20
                          ADA/GBP £ 0.07399 ADA 149,354.9

                          £ 0.00059

                          0.81%

                          2020-10-04 08:23:19
                          ADA/USD $ 0.09494 ADA 396,935.7

                          $ 0.00067

                          0.71%

                          2020-10-04 08:28:31
                          ADA/USDT ₮ 0.09534 ADA 148,916.6

                          ₮ 0.00091

                          0.97%

                          2020-10-04 08:23:32
                          ATOM/EUR € 4.37 ATOM 111.13

                          € 0.28

                          6.97%

                          2020-10-03 21:35:46
                          ATOM/GBP £ 3.94 ATOM 0

                          £ 0.0

                          0.00%

                          2020-10-03 04:12:43
                          ATOM/USD $ 4.93 ATOM 169.62

                          $ -0.15

                          -3.01%

                          2020-10-02 13:47:00
                          ATOM/USDT ₮ 4.93 ATOM 28.72

                          ₮ -0.54

                          -9.93%

                          2020-10-02 19:09:02
                          BAT/EUR € 0.1893 BAT 360.87

                          € 0.0077

                          4.23%

                          2020-10-03 22:09:08
                          BAT/GBP £ 0.1759 BAT 0

                          £ 0.0

                          0.00%

                          2020-10-02 16:42:54
                          BAT/USD $ 0.2226 BAT 1,483.79

                          $ 0.0024

                          1.09%

                          2020-10-04 08:04:35
                          BAT/USDT ₮ 0.2226 BAT 600.00

                          ₮ -0.021

                          -8.51%

                          2020-10-03 01:51:17
                          BCH/BTC Ƀ 0.02086 BCH 1.73

                          Ƀ 0.00033

                          1.61%

                          2020-10-04 07:10:20
                          BCH/EUR € 186.60 BCH 3.55

                          € 0.0

                          0.00%

                          2020-10-04 01:40:07
                          BCH/GBP £ 178.60 BCH 1.05

                          £ -3.12

                          -1.72%

                          2020-10-03 19:26:57
                          BCH/USD $ 221.98 BCH 40.51

                          $ 1.75

                          0.79%

                          2020-10-04 06:33:20
                          BCH/USDT ₮ 220.95 BCH 38.88

                          ₮ 0.90

                          0.41%

                          2020-10-04 08:24:50
                          BTC/EUR € 9,080.70 Ƀ 43.93

                          € 86.50

                          0.96%

                          2020-10-04 08:27:42
                          BTC/GBP £ 8,251.30 Ƀ 25.76

                          £ 93.20

                          1.14%

                          2020-10-04 08:27:51
                          BTC/RUB ₽ 834,630.6 Ƀ 5.64

                          ₽ 6,961.70

                          0.84%

                          2020-10-04 08:27:27
                          BTC/USD $ 10,631.5 Ƀ 107.68

                          $ 98.80

                          0.94%

                          2020-10-04 08:29:10
                          BTC/USDC USDC 10,474.8 Ƀ 0.003271

                          USDC -72.20

                          -0.68%

                          2020-10-03 09:09:12
                          BTC/USDT ₮ 10,622.2 Ƀ 8.09

                          ₮ 82.70

                          0.78%

                          2020-10-04 08:27:55
                          BTG/BTC Ƀ 0.0006980 BTG 61.09

                          Ƀ -0.0000040

                          -0.57%

                          2020-10-03 21:45:12
                          BTG/EUR € 5.71 BTG 108.41

                          € -0.51

                          -8.14%

                          2020-10-04 06:56:43
                          BTG/USD $ 7.56 BTG 170.53

                          $ 0.13

                          1.74%

                          2020-10-04 06:02:51
                          BTG/USDT ₮ 9.75 BTG 0

                          ₮ 0.0

                          0.00%

                          2020-08-30 20:28:43
                          BTT/BTC Ƀ 0.00000003 BTT 873,899.1

                          Ƀ -1.0e-8

                          -25.00%

                          2020-10-03 17:07:23
                          BTT/EUR € 0.0002839 BTT 193,674.5

                          € 0.000021

                          7.82%

                          2020-10-03 17:09:24
                          BTT/USD $ 0.0003277 BTT 1,626,531.3

                          $ -0.0000059

                          -1.77%

                          2020-10-04 07:20:40
                          COMP/USD $ 122.56 COMP 9.28

                          $ 0.19

                          0.16%

                          2020-10-04 02:49:18
                          COMP/USDT ₮ 121.31 COMP 10.17

                          ₮ -7.30

                          -5.68%

                          2020-10-02 23:27:50
                          DASH/BTC Ƀ 0.006221 DASH 11.74

                          Ƀ -0.000063

                          -1.00%

                          2020-10-04 06:02:00
                          DASH/EUR € 56.67 DASH 2.00

                          € 0.91

                          1.62%

                          2020-10-03 22:10:24
                          DASH/USD $ 65.21 DASH 9.19

                          $ -1.29

                          -1.94%

                          2020-10-04 02:25:04
                          DASH/USDT ₮ 66.52 DASH 0.6271

                          ₮ -1.95

                          -2.85%

                          2020-10-02 17:01:05
                          DOT/USD $ 4.14 DOT 2,210.77

                          $ 0.034

                          0.83%

                          2020-10-04 07:00:05
                          DOT/USDT ₮ 3.98 DOT 433.70

                          ₮ -0.35

                          -8.04%

                          2020-10-02 13:18:17
                          ETH/BTC Ƀ 0.03289 Ξ 18.94

                          Ƀ 0.00010

                          0.32%

                          2020-10-04 08:28:34
                          ETH/EUR € 298.48 Ξ 1,293.54

                          € 2.04

                          0.69%

                          2020-10-04 08:27:49
                          ETH/GBP £ 271.20 Ξ 738.00

                          £ 2.43

                          0.90%

                          2020-10-04 08:27:50
                          ETH/USD $ 348.78 Ξ 385.39

                          $ 1.28

                          0.37%

                          2020-10-04 08:19:50
                          ETH/USDT ₮ 348.96 Ξ 261.56

                          ₮ 2.74

                          0.79%

                          2020-10-04 08:28:38
                          GAS/EUR € 1.35 GAS 22.26

                          € -0.037

                          -2.66%

                          2020-10-03 18:31:22
                          GAS/GBP £ 1.22 GAS 16.31

                          £ 0.014

                          1.13%

                          2020-10-03 09:39:19
                          GAS/USD $ 1.56 GAS 0

                          $ 0.0

                          0.00%

                          2020-10-03 08:17:46
                          GAS/USDT ₮ 1.56 GAS 18.47

                          ₮ -0.055

                          -3.44%

                          2020-10-02 06:02:39
                          GNT/USD $ 0.09264 GNT 727.65

                          $ -0.010

                          -10.03%

                          2020-10-02 08:58:39
                          GNT/USDT ₮ 0.09280 GNT 403.05

                          ₮ -0.0089

                          -8.72%

                          2020-10-02 08:58:39
                          GUSD/USD $ 1.00 GUSD 0

                          $ 0.0

                          0.00%

                          2020-10-02 18:57:48
                          GUSD/USDT ₮ 0.9971 GUSD 189.34

                          ₮ -0.00070

                          -0.07%

                          2020-10-02 18:57:48
                          HOLO/USD $ 0.0004820 HOLO 139,080.3

                          $ 0.000025

                          5.47%

                          2020-10-04 02:09:21
                          HOLO/USDT ₮ 0.0004980 HOLO 0

                          ₮ 0.0

                          0.00%

                          2020-09-29 17:02:29
                          LINK/EUR € 8.06 LINK 155.03

                          € 0.068

                          0.85%

                          2020-10-04 08:12:04
                          LINK/GBP £ 7.36 LINK 8.71

                          £ 0.18

                          2.53%

                          2020-10-03 18:53:26
                          LINK/USD $ 9.35 LINK 3,921.00

                          $ 0.088

                          0.95%

                          2020-10-04 08:12:16
                          LINK/USDT ₮ 9.30 LINK 97.00

                          ₮ 0.020

                          0.22%

                          2020-10-04 01:03:40
                          LTC/BTC Ƀ 0.004345 Ł 123.40

                          Ƀ -0.0000030

                          -0.07%

                          2020-10-04 04:38:56
                          LTC/EUR € 39.37 Ł 275.89

                          € 0.55

                          1.43%

                          2020-10-04 08:27:34
                          LTC/GBP £ 35.76 Ł 211.39

                          £ 0.47

                          1.32%

                          2020-10-04 08:26:37
                          LTC/USD $ 46.12 Ł 697.78

                          $ 0.57

                          1.26%

                          2020-10-04 08:23:06
                          LTC/USDT ₮ 46.14 Ł 183.09

                          ₮ 0.60

                          1.33%

                          2020-10-04 08:25:46
                          MATIC/EUR € 0.01610 MATIC 30,459.7

                          € 0.00013

                          0.81%

                          2020-10-04 07:13:00
                          MATIC/GBP £ 0.01374 MATIC 31,427.9

                          £ -0.00066

                          -4.58%

                          2020-10-02 10:26:45
                          MATIC/USD $ 0.01885 MATIC 546,008.6

                          $ 0.00032

                          1.73%

                          2020-10-04 05:04:35
                          MATIC/USDT ₮ 0.01833 MATIC 150,713.0

                          ₮ -0.00050

                          -2.66%

                          2020-10-02 18:49:01
                          MHC/BTC Ƀ 0.00000033 MHC 73,289.4

                          Ƀ 3.0e-8

                          10.00%

                          2020-10-04 05:32:41
                          MHC/ETH Ξ 0.00001379 MHC 6,771.56

                          Ξ 0.0000042

                          43.80%

                          2020-10-03 19:47:52
                          MHC/EUR € 0.002900 MHC 16,558.6

                          € 0.00010

                          3.57%

                          2020-10-04 03:30:49
                          MHC/GBP £ 0.002800 MHC 0

                          £ 0.0

                          0.00%

                          2020-10-02 22:48:59
                          MHC/USD $ 0.003200 MHC 217,734.8

                          $ 0.0

                          0.00%

                          2020-10-04 07:59:39
                          NEO/EUR € 15.07 NEO 34.33

                          € -0.53

                          -3.41%

                          2020-10-04 02:19:26
                          NEO/GBP £ 13.76 NEO 2.50

                          £ -0.34

                          -2.43%

                          2020-10-04 01:28:30
                          NEO/USD $ 18.05 NEO 100.10

                          $ 0.19

                          1.07%

                          2020-10-04 06:53:06
                          NEO/USDT ₮ 17.79 NEO 255.81

                          ₮ -0.16

                          -0.89%

                          2020-10-04 04:21:15
                          OMG/BTC Ƀ 0.0003448 OMG 21.31

                          Ƀ -0.000021

                          -5.76%

                          2020-10-04 07:11:45
                          OMG/EUR € 3.23 OMG 9.47

                          € -0.0061

                          -0.19%

                          2020-10-03 22:09:02
                          OMG/USD $ 3.76 OMG 1,059.28

                          $ -0.052

                          -1.38%

                          2020-10-04 07:58:39
                          OMG/USDT ₮ 3.64 OMG 611.72

                          ₮ -0.13

                          -3.43%

                          2020-10-04 01:34:02
                          ONGAS/BTC Ƀ 0.00001174 ONGAS 502.43

                          Ƀ -3.8e-7

                          -3.14%

                          2020-10-04 02:28:28
                          ONGAS/EUR € 0.1115 ONGAS 0

                          € 0.0

                          0.00%

                          2020-10-02 09:18:03
                          ONGAS/USD $ 0.1276 ONGAS 2,965.94

                          $ -0.0041

                          -3.14%

                          2020-10-03 17:39:21
                          ONGAS/USDT ₮ 0.1292 ONGAS 2,000.04

                          ₮ -0.0081

                          -5.90%

                          2020-10-02 13:38:02
                          ONT/BTC Ƀ 0.00005909 ONT 0

                          Ƀ 0.0

                          0.00%

                          2020-10-02 20:01:59
                          ONT/EUR € 0.5499 ONT 90.69

                          € 0.049

                          9.76%

                          2020-10-03 13:54:32
                          ONT/USD $ 0.6617 ONT 698.16

                          $ 0.065

                          10.93%

                          2020-10-04 04:21:14
                          ONT/USDT ₮ 0.5978 ONT 1,974.38

                          ₮ -0.021

                          -3.47%

                          2020-10-02 21:25:30
                          TRX/BTC Ƀ 0.00000252 TRX 103,368.2

                          Ƀ -8.0e-8

                          -3.08%

                          2020-10-04 08:28:34
                          TRX/EUR € 0.02319 TRX 105,131.4

                          € 0.00032

                          1.41%

                          2020-10-04 00:07:35
                          TRX/USD $ 0.02671 TRX 348,863.8

                          $ -0.00035

                          -1.30%

                          2020-10-04 08:13:18
                          TRX/USDT ₮ 0.02683 TRX 46,437.7

                          ₮ -0.00043

                          -1.58%

                          2020-10-04 06:44:45
                          UNI/ETH Ξ 0.01140 UNI 21.51

                          Ξ -0.0016

                          -12.31%

                          2020-10-01 17:45:52
                          UNI/USD $ 4.99 UNI 2,020.05

                          $ 0.79

                          18.88%

                          2020-09-26 13:06:58
                          UNI/USDT ₮ 4.81 UNI 22.12

                          ₮ 0.0

                          0.00%

                          2020-09-27 17:52:25
                          USDC/USD $ 1.00 USDC 5,597.46

                          $ 0.00090

                          0.09%

                          2020-10-03 14:49:21
                          USDC/USDT ₮ 0.9999 USDC 1,321.81

                          ₮ 0.0

                          0.00%

                          2020-10-02 13:41:08
                          USDT/EUR € 0.8545 ₮ 15,593.2

                          € -0.00010

                          -0.01%

                          2020-10-04 08:25:14
                          USDT/GBP £ 0.7791 ₮ 60.97

                          £ 0.00030

                          0.04%

                          2020-10-04 02:38:17
                          USDT/RUB ₽ 78.80 ₮ 7,145.60

                          ₽ -0.66

                          -0.83%

                          2020-10-04 08:26:49
                          USDT/USD $ 1.00 ₮ 72,399.6

                          $ -0.00030

                          -0.03%

                          2020-10-04 08:25:59
                          WABI/EUR € 0.08540 WABI 4,689.87

                          € -0.0046

                          -5.11%

                          2020-10-02 14:12:40
                          WABI/USD $ 0.09675 WABI 12,219.0

                          $ 0.00036

                          0.37%

                          2020-10-03 23:25:14
                          WABI/USDT ₮ 0.09670 WABI 1,606.99

                          ₮ -0.0080

                          -7.64%

                          2020-10-02 09:20:16
                          XLM/BTC Ƀ 0.00000678 XLM 6,388.50

                          Ƀ 9.0e-8

                          1.35%

                          2020-10-03 15:51:00
                          XLM/EUR € 0.06032 XLM 1,332.41

                          € -0.00078

                          -1.28%

                          2020-10-03 21:13:33
                          XLM/USD $ 0.07184 XLM 38,987.4

                          $ 0.00028

                          0.39%

                          2020-10-04 05:32:28
                          XLM/USDT ₮ 0.07120 XLM 2,678.27

                          ₮ 0.0

                          0.00%

                          2020-10-04 06:20:01
                          XRP/BTC Ƀ 0.00002205 XRP 61,556.6

                          Ƀ -1.3e-7

                          -0.59%

                          2020-10-04 07:17:14
                          XRP/EUR € 0.2009 XRP 53,346.5

                          € 0.0015

                          0.74%

                          2020-10-04 08:28:43
                          XRP/GBP £ 0.1820 XRP 40,733.4

                          £ 0.00063

                          0.35%

                          2020-10-04 08:25:06
                          XRP/USD $ 0.2350 XRP 219,629.2

                          $ 0.00086

                          0.37%

                          2020-10-04 08:25:37
                          XRP/USDT ₮ 0.2343 XRP 38,927.0

                          ₮ 0.00065

                          0.28%

                          2020-10-04 08:25:15
                          XTZ/EUR € 1.83 XTZ 373.68

                          € 0.025

                          1.37%

                          2020-10-04 04:23:45
                          XTZ/GBP £ 1.65 XTZ 0

                          £ 0.0

                          0.00%

                          2020-10-02 19:38:55
                          XTZ/USD $ 2.11 XTZ 542.37

                          $ -0.010

                          -0.49%

                          2020-10-04 04:14:52
                          XTZ/USDT ₮ 2.08 XTZ 0

                          ₮ 0.0

                          0.00%

                          2020-10-02 17:07:35
                          ZIL/USD $ 0.01684 ZIL 291,534.1

                          $ -0.00094

                          -5.27%

                          2020-09-29 17:02:51
                          ZRX/USD $ 0.3801 ZRX 22,983.9

                          $ -0.011

                          -2.78%

                          2020-10-04 06:32:50
                          ZRX/USDT ₮ 0.3773 ZRX 240.00

                          ₮ -0.059

                          -13.44%

                          2020-10-02 05:23:56

                          CEX.IO Withdrawals

                          • Daily Withdrawal Limit

                            Basic: USD $1,000 daily, $3,000 monthly. All other: umlimited

                            • CEX.IO Withdrawal Fees

                              Full list of withdrawal fees here

                              • CEX.IO Withdrawal Fees Discount

                                N/A

                                • Proof of Reserves

                                  N/A

                                  CEX.IO Exchange Rating Analysis

                                  Last edit 11.09.2019

                                  • CEX.io is a crypto exchange whose main source of income is its credit card-enabled purchases of crypto, although many users will find their fees and rates extremely high - at times up to 10% premium over market standard - and will prefer alternatives such as Coinbase, should it be available to them.

                                    The exchange has been operating since 2013, and has not suffered a hack until today, which is not something all veteran crypto exchanges can say about themselves. However, CEX has received many negative reviews over time, with most user citing the exchange's unwillingness to enable fiat withdrawals, with many users reporting they are not able to recieve their money and the exchange does not seem to cooperate.

                                    Users who do choose to trade on the platform will find it allows for margin trading in four of its largest pairs and significant organic volume in the large pairs' spot trading. The exchange enables the user to employ many security techniques and layers to protect their funds and their account, although it is not clear how the exchange chooses to manage its funds - whether they are stored in cold storage or in proprietary software wallets. The CEX team is known and relatively public, appearing in LinkedIn searches but not on the exchange's website, and many of them are experienced in the field of blockchain technology.

                                    To conclude, CEX provides a smooth and attractive spot trading engine, but suffers from community accusations of being dishonest at times. It is important to note that many of these accusations might be from a lack of communication between the exchange and its customers, and we are not hearing the reports of dozens of other users who have used the exchange with no fund problems whatsoever, which we know to be true provided the significant trading volume on CEX.

                                    CEX.IO Exchange KYC and AML

                                    • CEX.IO Exchange KYC and AML

                                      ID/Passport Proof of Address Selfie with a document

                                      • CEX.IO AML Policy

                                        AML Policylink

                                        CEX.IO Exchange Additional Information