What are the advantages of a cryptocurrency exchange?

  • Profitability

cryptocurrency exchanges are platforms whose owners have the opportunity to make money in any case, even when there is a drop in cryptocurrency. A cryptocurrency exchange functions and becomes profitable in the most common cases as a result of setting transaction fees.

  • Low development costs

to set up your own cryptocurrency exchange you can earn with a smaller investment than other projects.

  • Chances of success

according to experts, cryptomania is set to become increasingly widespread in the near future, so the chances of cryptocurrency exchange success are very high.

What is a cryptocurrency exchange platform?

Cryptocurrency exchange is a business that provides the opportunity to buy and sell Crypto for Fiat, Fiat for Crypto and Crypto for Crypto.

It should also be noted that prior to the adoption of the 5th Anti-Money Laundering Directive, crypto-exchanges were not regulated at European level and only from 2020 all crypto-exchanges must be licensed and comply with anti-money laundering (AML) and counter-terrorist financing (CFT) regulations in their activities.

How do I create my own cryptocurrency exchange website?


Choose the jurisdiction of the cryptocurrency exchange.

Determine within which jurisdiction you wish to operate, either limiting yourself to a single country or globalising your business from the outset. The jurisdiction chosen has a direct impact on the way of regulation, the need for licenses or other types of approvals.
In the following, we would like to point out in which jurisdictions the most well-known crypto-exchanges are registered, so:
1. Kraken is registered in Australia as a digital currency exchange regulated by the Australian Transaction Reporting and Analysis Centre (AUSTRAC).
2. Gemini, a popular bitcoin exchange registered by the Central Bank of Ireland as a Virtual Asset Service Provider (VASP).
3. Binance - registered in the Cayman Islands.


Partner with a reliable bank.

In order to operate with fiat money, you need to work with banks or payment service providers, so it is important to choose a reliable bank with convenient partnership terms and favourable exchange rates.


Establish proper customer support and security measures.

It is important to ensure your platform's client information is accessible, by forming a helpdesk that should be able to respond quickly to any client queries. Also if your service is used by EU citizens, you need to ensure GDPR compliance as well, you need to put Privacy Policy, Cookie policy and other internal documents on your site which we can help you with. And finally for the exchange terms and conditions to be consistent and fulfilled in the future you need to implement smart contracts which provide a secure cryptocurrency exchange.


Link your cryptocurrency exchanger to others for additional liquidity.

The liquidity of a cryptocurrency exchanger lets you know the rate at which one asset is exchanged for another. If a trader submits a request to buy or sell an asset and the cryptocurrency exchange does not have enough of them to complete the transaction, it means that the trading venue is likely to have low liquidity issues.

Which countries are the most attractive for licensing?

  • Estonia

Estonia is one of the first countries to offer cryptocurrency licences, which have since become some of the most sought-after licences in Europe.

Applicant requirements:

– register the company with the Financial Supervisory Authority (EFSA);

– have a share capital of €100,000;

– have a bank account in the European Economic Area;

– have a business plan for at least two years;

– a company with a cryptographic licence in Estonia must keep a complete and up-to-date overview of all customers (KYC) and transactions (KYT) in accordance with AML/KYC regulations;

– an audit of the annual accounts of the virtual currency service provider is mandatory;

– according to current Estonian legislation, if you want to have a license for cryptocurrency exchange, you need to create and appoint an AML officer who has relevant knowledge about AML in Estonia and resides there. If you are looking for AML officers, we are ready to help you with that.

  • Lithuania

To obtain a licence for cryptocurrency exchange, you must meet the following conditions

– register a limited liability company in Lithuania;

– board members and ultimate beneficiaries must satisfy the requirements of impeccable business reputation, as well as confirm the absence of a criminal record;

– mandatory from one owner and one board member (can be the same owner).

  • United Kingdom

To get a licence in the UK, you need to:

– set up a legal entity;

– register a legal entity with the Financial Conduct Authority (FCA);

– open bank accounts;

– prepare a business plan and other documents in accordance with AML/KYC legislation, etc;

– one shareholder and one director are required (foreign residents are allowed).

Frequently asked questions

How do I open a bank account for a crypto business?

One of the key challenges facing companies operating in the crypto space is obtaining and maintaining a bank account.
Despite the introduction of a legal framework for crypto-businesses, most traditional banks refuse to service accounts for this type of activity.
The key points when opening a bank account are as follows

  • familiarise yourself with the legal regime for exchanging cryptocurrencies in your jurisdiction, as in most cases banks will not open accounts for a business for example without the appropriate licence or for an offshore company.
  • collect and submit to the financial institution all necessary documents as required for the translation/apostille/legalisation in a manner acceptable to the relevant jurisdiction.
  • introduce a comprehensive anti-money laundering policy and enforce it in practice.

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