the problem is that since this a relative new industry many new cryptocurrency Exchanges players on the market have been so only for a very short while. this does not mean that they are not good and that the old ones are better , a new technologies and client behavior has directed the new exchanges in a more client friendly approach.
the primary consideration one should make when selecting an exchange is the security of the website and the server, does the cryptocurrency Exchanges providing transparent data of coins in cold storage. and then of-course what currencies do they offer.
The location of the cryptocurrency Exchanges usually gives an idea of what they are able to provide and in which currencies. but note that the larger and more established bitcoin sites usually have many different options for buying bitcoin with conventional government issued currency and alt-coins.
The List Below contains the best current exchanges and this list will continues be updated due to the market.
The list is alphabetic as all brokers/ cryptocurrency Exchanges are solid and if they are for you partly depends on where you are located and what it is you are looking for.
i would suggest to select 3 or 4 and read the sites of these cryptocurrency Exchanges to see what is the best one for you and as i have mentioned before i would consider to to be prudent to open account with more then one and use several cryptocurrency Exchanges.
|Company||Location||+currency||for Beginners||Payment Methods|
|Bitbay||Katowice, Poland||PLN USD EUR||yes||Bank Transfer|
|Bitfinex||Hong-Kong||USD||no||Bank Transfer. + Ethereum, + Dash Monero, + Zcash|
|Bitsquare||p2p [decentralized]||59+ crypto pairs||no||Crypto currency, Bank Transfer|
|Bitstamp||London, UK||USD EUR||yes||Credit Card Bank Transfer|
|CEX.IO||London, UK||USD EUR GBP RUB||yes||Credit Card, Bank Transfer, Ethereum|
|Chanelly||Prague, Czech Rep.||35+ crypto pairs||yes||CryptoCurrency , Credit Card|
|Coin ATM Radar||[world ATM map]||all currencies||yes||Cash|
|coinbase||San Fran, USA||USD EUR GBP||yes||Credit card , Bank Transfer|
|CoinMama||Virgin Islands||EUR USD||yes||Credit Card, Ethereum|
|Coinsbank||Edinburgh, Scotland||USD EUR GBP RUB JPY CHF||yes||Creditcard, Bank Transfer, PerfectMoney, Okpay|
|CryptpPay||London, UK||GBP EUR USD||yes||bank transfer|
|GDAX||San Fran, USA||USD GBP EUR||no||Bank Transfer, Litecoin, Ethereum|
|Kraken||San Fran, USA||USD EUR CAD GBP JPY||no||Bank Transfer, Alt Coins|
|LocalBitcoins||local||all currencies||yes||Cash, Credit Card, Bank Transfer|
|Luno||South Africa / Nigeria||ZAR IDR MYR NGN SGD||yes||Banktransfer|
|Poloniex||Delaware, USA||75+ crypto pairs||no||Crypto Currency|
|ShapeShift||Switzerland||40+ crypto pairs||no||Cryptocurrency|
|Unocoin||Bangalore, India||INR||yes||bank Transfer|
|vaultoro||Switzerland||[Gold ⇆ BTC]||no||Gold|
|YOBit||Moscow, Russia||345+ crypto pairs||no||Crypto currency|