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Binance is one of the best-known crypto exchanges. The company is available in more than 180 countries with over 120 million registered customers. The platform offers a suite of crypto trading products, from staking and NFTs to derivatives.
Trade Republic is a German investment firm, with an intutive mobile app to trade stocks, ETFs, crypto, derivatives and more. The broker is regulated by the Federal Bank of Germany (BaFin) and provides commission-free execution on all assets. The brand has +1 million registered customers, with +€6 billion assets under management (AUM).
Comment by Reviewer
"Binance will appeal to crypto investors looking to trade big tokens like Bitcoin plus niche coins with low fees. However, regulatory action and questionable handling of customer funds makes this firm too high-risk in our opinion."
"I think traders looking for an easy-to-use mobile trading app with auto investment options and savings plans should consider Trade Republic. However, after testing out the account, the lack of additional tools and resources was a major drawback for me."
Over 350 crypto tokens are available with big names like Bitcoin and Ethereum
Crypto derivatives are offered including options and futures
Trade popular cryptos with high leverage up to 1:125
Binance Academy is a great resource for beginners
The account opening process is straightforward
There are no fees on fiat and crypto deposits
24/7 support is available via live chat
It's good to see that Trade Republic is authorized and regulated by the Federal Bank of Germany (BaFin) with €100,000 compensation available per investor
I'm a fan of Trade Republic's sleek and modern mobile app with simple navigation and an easy-to-use interface
I think the commission-free pricing model on all assets with $0 minimum deposit and $1 minimum investment makes the broker ideal for beginners
Trade Republic offers a pretty impressive asset list including 8000+ international stocks, 500+ ETFs, 40,000+ derivatives and 50+ crypto coins
I also like that interest payments are available on uninvested cash balances
No contact support number
Some regulatory investigations
The crypto exchange has been hacked
I think it's a shame that there's no demo account or any educational content on offer for beginners
There are limited customer support options with no live chat or telephone contact
My tests found that Trade Republic is only available to European residents
Binance is one of the world's largest crypto exchanges. There is a vast range of products available including Binance Pool, Staking and an NFT Marketplace.
Trade Republic offers a very good range of 50+ crypto coins such as Bitcoin, Ethereum and Ripple. I can trade 24/7 for as little as €1 and I'm pleased to see that cold wallet storage solutions are available for digital currency, regulated in Germany and Austria.