reviewURL: www.kucoin.com
KuCoin is a cryptocurrency exchange that operates in more than 200 countries around the world, they offer to buy, sell and trade cryptocurrencies. In addition to basic trading features, the platform offers margin, futures, and peer-to-peer (P2P) trading. KuCoin supports approximately 600 cryptocurrencies such as BTC, ETH, LTC, USDT, and more.
KuCoin is a pure cryptocurrency exchange and the traditional fiat currency such as (USD, EUR, GBP, etc.) is not accepted or paid out by the exchange, the only alternative is the digital version of the US dollar - USDT.
Users also have the availability to stake or lend their crypto to earn interest. The exchange was launched in 2017 and has headquarters in Seychelles. Since their launch, they become one of the largest global cryptocurrency exchanges by traded volume, and now they have more than 10 million users around the world.
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Score - 6.9Score6.9
Score Android - Score Android
Score iPhone - Score iPhone
Location - SingaporeLocationSingapore
Currencies - Currencies
Languages - EN, RU, FR, PT, NL, ES, CNLanguagesEN, RU, FR, PT, NL, ES, CN
Buy with - BTCBuy withBTC
Fees - 0.1%Fees0.1%
Altcoins - YesAltcoinsYes
Margin trading - NoMargin tradingNo (Exchange does not support margin trading)
Trust score - BTrust scoreB
Beginner friendly - NoBeginner friendlyNo (Exchange is complex and difficult for beginners)
Stability - 3. MuchStability3. Much (Exchange is stable, but it has a downtime in the high stakes)
Fiat - NoFiatNo (The Exchange does not support Fiat currency like USD, EUR, etc ...)
Support speed
Safety - ASafetyA (Very secure)
API - YesAPIYes (API is available for public to use)
Rest API - YesRest APIYes (The Exchange has Rest API support)
Websocket - NoWebsocketNo (The Exchange does not have Websocket)
Mobile app - NoMobile appNo (Exchange does not have a mobile app)
Credit card - NoCredit cardNo (Exchange does not support credit cards)
Referral - YesReferralYes (Exchange offers an affiliate program)
Two factor authentification
Withdrawal limit
Verification time
Lending - NoLendingNo (Exchange does not support lending)
Stop limit - NoStop limitNo (Exchange does not support stop limit)
US licence - NoUS licenceNo (Exchange don't have US licence for Money transmitter)
PGP support - NoPGP supportNo (Exchange does not have PGP encryption)


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  • Wide range of cryptocurrencies
  • Earn interest on crypto
  • Good customer service
  • Low fees
  • Strong user base


  • Poor user reviews
  • Fiat currencies not supported
  • Complex for beginners
  • Not licensed in the U.S.

Manuals for Kucoin

Security rating of Kucoin


Tier Past 30-Day Trading Volume X (BTC) KCS Balance Y MAKER / TAKER fee 
 1    Y < 1000  0.10 % / 0.10 %
 2    1000 < Y < 10000  0.07 % / 0.10 %
 3  300 < X < 500  10000 < Y < 20000  0.065 % / 0.10 %
 4  500 < X < 1000  20000 < Y < 30000  0.0575 % / 0.07 %
5  1000 < X < 2000  30000 < Y < 45000  0.05 % / 0.07 %
6  2000 < X < 3000  45000 < Y < 65000  0.0425 % / 0.06 %
 3000 < X < 5000  65000 < Y < 85000  0.035 % / 0.06 %
 5000 < X < 10000  85000 < Y < 110000  0.0275 % / 0.05 %
 10000 < X < 20000  110000 < Y < 150000  0.02 % / 0.04 %
10   20000 < X  150000 < Y  0.0125 % / 0.03 %


Withdrawal Fees:

Fees may change according to the market performance
Cryptocurrency Withdrawal Fee Minimum Withdrawal
BTC  0.0005 0.002
ETH   0.01 0.02 
KCS   0.8 1.9 
USDT  10 
TMT  162.8  325.6 
LALA  704.2  1408.4 







While there are no major security breaches to speak of, KuCoin in 2018 was the target of what appear to be phishing attacks, in response to which a KuCoin community spokesperson reminded traders on the Reddit platform

As per the KuCoin white paper: “Wallets in the platform … adopted multiple security levels of storage solution in line with their storage scale. We have stored the micro-withdrawal wallets in the private network architecture built on Amazon Web Services Cloud which has multi-layer firewall on the basis of security isolation.

KuCoin has integrated what they describe as “bank-level disaster proof deployment” with a multiple locations and centers to juggle tasks at the same time. The exchange applies this system across the trading platform as well as the accounting system. As a result, KuCoin should remain operational in the event of a “hardware failure” or “natural disasters.”

KuCoin relies on an “industry standard transfer encryption protocol” for data transfer layers, which basically means that your personal information is encrypted. The exchange also has “multi-factor” authentication for transactions including withdrawals. KuCoin says it has similarly implemented tight operational/internal risk controls to protect user data.

KuCoin further attributes its financial security to a key-dependent multi-layer encrypted wallet “cipher code” that’s “preserved by a special person.” The exchange also points to “macro-wallets” that are “stored in bank custody.”

Kucoin - Safety report

KuCoin offers standard security features such as KYC verification or industry-standard, but the exchange was subject to a major hack in September 2020. Hackers stole $281 million worth of cryptocurrencies, they obtained the private keys to the centralized exchange’s hot wallets, gaining control over vast quantities of BTC, ETH, TRX, XRP, XLM, and various ERC-20 tokens.

KuCoin immediately froze balances and disabled services. Fortunately, the assets were covered by an insurance fund. After the incident in addition to its security, they improve security with features like multi-factor authentication and encryption, also the exchange offers users a separate password for trading. The password is another layer for safer regular login and is required to make trades or withdraw assets.

KuCoin users that are KYC verified have higher daily withdrawal limits.
Limits for withdrawal:
  1. Verified Individual Account: 100 BTC daily
  2. Verified Institutional Account: 500 BTC daily
  3. Non-verified Account: 2 BTC daily


Review of Kucoin

KuCoin is a Wild West for altcoins, with the trading platform already supporting hundreds of trading pairs with plans for more. Other exchanges, like tk’s BTCC, take a more risk-averse approach, shunning most altcoins altogether. The approach that’s best depends on the risk/reward profile of the trader.

KuCoin hasn’t experienced any major security breaches and it adopted a seemingly secure wallet system on Amazon Web Services Cloud involving a “multi-layer firewall.” They’ve unlocked the secret to creating a devoted following, which is through its bonus and promotion strategy that seems to be working. KuCoin boasts a seasoned management team that has been engaged with cryptocurrencies for years, despite the exchange’s late emergence in 2017.

Mobile apps review of Kucoin

KuCoin has an API, the documentation for which can be accessed here.

The exchange also has a mobile app for both iOS and Android systems. You can access the downloadable links for both apps here. Use the downloadable links from the KuCoin website to get the official mobile app from the exchange. Otherwise you might not download the official app.

You should be able to buy and sell coins with the app. As of Q1 2018, the app was in beta format though it remains fully functional. The exchange is monitoring user feedback and plans to make changes to functionality soon. One of the issues that users reported on Android was not being able to use the search function for coins.

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