Leveraged (or margin/ futures) trading cryptocurrency pairs is now becoming more popular with many new platforms available to trade on.

In this article we review some of the more popular ones.

I started trading with leverage on BitFinex’s margin trading platform in the bull-run of 2013 and these days, while I still trade on that platform, my main trading account is with Kraken.

With the level of regulation that they’ve volunteered to be subjected to and their practices, I think they’re probably the most honest player in the exchange market and their futures platform is the one I’m most familiar with.

I also have funds on Binance and KuCoin and in the articles below I’ll share my experiences with them all, when I’ve managed to place trades on them.

BitForex is a new platform that I’ve just come across and taking a look into.

Look out for tutorials and videos on it over the beginning of 2021, I think this may turn into a passion pension project. I can’t think of a better way to stack sats.

The best way to get in touch with me about any of the topics I write about here is via Telegram, WhatsApp, Signal at +27825614455, the contact page on the site or the social channels below.

Top Crypto Trading Platforms

OKEx is a secure crypto exchange that makes it easy to buy, sell, and trade cryptocurrency.

OKEx is a Seychelles-based cryptocurrency exchange that provides a platform for trading various cryptocurrencies. Some of exchange’s core features include spot and derivative trading.

The also offer Staking of crypto-currency as well as stacking of Stacks, my cryptocurrency of choice.

Kraken may not have the volume of the other exchanges and platforms listed below but they are arguably the best platform to trade on.

They’ve taken the time to apply for and comply with various regulators where they operate.

Their main platforms allows you to trade the spot markets or trade with leverage or margin.

In addition they also have a separate futures platform which is regulated by the FCA.

I’ve also chosen them to arbitrage trade bitcoin, buying it from Kraken’s OTC desk and selling the bitcoin on South African exchanges.

Binance is a global cryptocurrency exchange that provides a platform for trading more than 100 cryptocurrencies.

You can trade anywhere on mobile with their mobile app.

If you’re looking to trade crypto to crypto only this is probably the easiest and cheapest way to go.

They’ve recently launched in South Africa and are offering the ability to buy crypto using a debit or credit card.

FTX is a crypto derivatives exchange that offers Futures, Leveraged Tokens and OTC. Developed by Alameda Research (one of the largest crypto market makers and liquidity providers in the space), FTX is an exchange built BY traders, FOR traders.

FTX recently announced their strategic partnership with Binance – their first and only outside investor. FTX has partnered with Binance to provide liquidity across their entire product suite.



Bitfinex once held the title for having the largest volume on any exchange after the collapse of MtGox.

They’ve had their ups and downs in a checkered past, one being a hack which lost the exchange a large amount of bitcoin and their relationship with Tether, coming under scrutiny.

They have recently relaunched their affiliate program paying up to three levels deep, are introducing coin staking for some of the POS coins and are attempting to reclaim some of their past glory.

They’re still a solid platform and the one that I mainly trade on.

PrimeXBT is an interesting combination of a cryptocurrency exchange and a regulated CFD or forex trading broker that allows a trader to trade the financial markets.

They don’t have an orderbook that a crypto exchange does, their liquidity is provided by a liquidity provider as a B-Book forex broker would offer.

They also provide more traditional markets like forex pairs, indices and commoditites.

They also have a “Covesting” module that’s based on an ICO of a few years ago, which allows you as a trader to copy the trades of other (hopefully) successful traders on the platform.

They also have a 4 tier deep affiliate system so you can build a business from creating a community of traders who trade online.

KuCoin claims to be the most advanced and secure cryptocurrency exchange to buy and sell crypto currency. Like some exchanges on here, they’ve been hacked and lost some coins.

They do run promotions regularly and one of the first when I started trading with them was the 2021 New Years promotion where they gave out over $110,000 to new traders.

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Deribit is a European Style Options trading platform with 10x leverage.

You can trade bitcoin futures with 30x leverage.

The most advanced derivatives trading platform for Bitcoin available.

Deribit was founded in March 2015 by John Jansen, and started operating in June 2016.

Bybit is a newcomer crypto-futures trading platform. The company was launched at the end of 2018.

It is based in Singapore and is registered in the British Virgin Islands. Their matching engine claims to be capable of processing 100,000 transactions per second.

They’re sponsoring one of the big football clubs in the world and they have a two tier affiliate program.

Click here to start trading and here to start promoting bybit to your network.

Bitforex is the newest platform that I’ve come across. I don’t have much information about it yet, except to say that it’s headquartered in Russia but registered in Seychelles.

Apparently their withdrawal fees are very low and they have sufficient pairs for you to trade on.

Soon I will make a deposit on their platform and begin to trade on their futures platform to give a review.

Click here to start trading

Huobi is a Singapore-based cryptocurrency exchange.

Founded in China, the company now has offices in Hong Kong, Korea, Japan and the United States. In August 2018 it became a publicly listed Hong Kong company.

Huobi is the most secure digital currency trading marketplace.

Reader’s of this blog (only 50 places) can receive a bonus in new accounts.

More details here.


To conclude, here’s  a cryptobot that could help you trade the crypto markets automatically.

Haasonline allows you to build trading robots or as they’re known in the jargon of the industry, an Expert Advisor or EA.

Their services will allow you to create any kind of trading system to automatically trade on these markets that we’re listing here.

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