Today, we have brought to you yet another review of growing Indian crypto exchange called CoinDCX. CoinDCX is a Singapore-based company that has a user base predominantly in India (in India, the CoinDCX office is located in Mumbai, Maharashtra). Despite the skepticism of Indian Authorities towards cryptocurrencies, CoinDCX has survived and is growing at a good pace. Though its trading volume is far away from its competitor (i.e. WazirX, read our full review on WazirX here), the exchange can be considered for the features and security it provides to its users.
In this article, we will discuss everything about CoinDCX, from its features and benefits to its limitations. But first thing first, let us understand the foundation and history of the exchange.
CoinDCX was launched on April 7th, 2018 with an aim to provide a user-friendly experience where users can access a wide range of financial products and services backed by industry-leading security processes and insurance protection. CoinDCX is an ISO-certified company that provides decent liquidity with a fast onboarding process in the industry. Further, the exchange partners of CoinDCX are Binance (which is the world’s largest crypto exchange), Huobi, and Okex.
The exchange has just finished its 3rd round of funding in December 2020 with total funds raised worth USD 19.4 Million from companies such as Coinbase Ventures(the investment arm of San Francisco, US-based cryptocurrency trading platform Coinbase), Polychain Capital, Bain Ventures, Bitmex, Mehta Ventures, and Alex Pack, etc.
The exchange offers more than 200 different cryptocurrencies including Bitcoin, Ethereum, and other Altcoins with an average 24-hour trade volume of USD 2.5 Million (approx.).
Now, let us know about the men behind the veil working for CoinDCX.
Sumit Gupta (CEO) – Twitter
Sumit Gupta is the Chief Executive Officer (CEO) and co-founder at CoinDCX. After finishing his graduation and post-graduation from IIT Bombay in India, he joined Sony in Tokyo. He invented India’s first location-based online marketplace (ListUp) which became a multimillion-dollar startup within a year. Sumit is a known name in the Indian Crypto Community.
Neeraj Khandelwal (CTO) – Twitter
Neeraj Khandelwal is the Chief Technology Officer (CTO) and co-founder at CoinDCX. He is an engineer by profession who leads the technical development of all the CoinDCX products. He graduated from IIT Bombay, India in Electrical Engineering in 2012. Under his technical leadership, DCX is exponentially growing across the globe with a variety of crypto instruments available to trade for users.
The CoinDCX team is a good blend of people from the software industry and traditional financial markets. Thus, this team has a good potential to take this exchange to new heights.
Now as we already know about the management team, let us talk about what does this exchange offers in terms of its features.
There a number of features that CoinDCX offers. I have tried to consolidate them as follows:
The exchange offers Spot Trading, Margin Trading, and Futures Trading to its users. A margin trade can be levered up to 6X on CoinDCX. However, leverage for a futures contract is allowed up to 20X.
The “Insta” feature on CoinDCX allows a user to buy cryptocurrencies with Indian National Rupee (INR). Please note that CoinDCX does not support any fiat currency other than the INR. The minimum buy or sell limit per transaction is INR 1 and the maximum buy or sell limit per transaction is INR 1,00,000.
“Lend” is a lending platform where users can earn interest through cryptocurrencies that they hold in their CoinDCX account. The user will receive his or her interest in the same cryptocurrency as his or her principal amount. If you lend BTC, the interest you receive will be in BTC.
All the locked cryptocurrencies are stored in geographically distributed cold wallets which are ensured DDoS protection, regular stress testing measures, and multi-signature authentications to ensure cutting-edge security.
There are a number of cryptocurrencies that can be lent through the exchange. For the complete list of such tokens, click here.
A CoinDCX user can stake their cryptocurrencies on the exchange and earn staking rewards on the same. Currently staking feature is available on 7 coins.
CoinDCX has sub-accounts that allow you the option to split up your positions. You can create new sub-accounts, switch which sub-account you’re using, and transfer funds between sub-accounts. Therefore, you can create separate accounts for your trading and investing activities.
The trading view of the exchange is very interactive and user-friendly. The view will help you to trade comfortably without any hassles.
The exchange has a mobile application for android and iOS devices to keep the user updated on the go. The app is fully functional and if you enjoy trading on mobile, the app will keep you engaged. There are more than 100K downloads on the app store with an average rating of 4.6.
There are no deposit charges for deposit of fiat currency i.e. INR. For Non-KYC users, the deposit amount is limited to INR 10,000 only. For more details on the deposit click here.
The limit for withdrawal in Fiat currency (INR) is as follows:
|Particulars||KYC user||Non-KYC user|
|Minimum Value||INR 500 per transaction||INR 500 per transaction|
|Maximum Value||INR 500,000 per day||INR 10,000 per day|
The limit for withdrawal in Cryptocurrency is as follows:
|Particulars||KYC user||Non-KYC user|
|Deposit||No Limit||The Maximum (deposit + withdraw) limit is 4 BTC per day|
|Withdrawal||No Limit||The Maximum (deposit + withdraw) limit is 4 BTC per day|
The withdrawal fee is variable depending on the amount and type of cryptocurrencies being withdrawn. For more information on the withdrawal fee, click here.
The trading fee is also variable and is dependant on the club level assigned to you by the exchange. For more information on the trading fee, click here.
CoinDCX is a fairly secure exchange and the core team follows the following principles:
The exchange has uses geographically distributed cold wallets, DDoS protection, regular stress testing measures, and multi-signature authentications to ensure better security.
The Cold wallets mentioned above are completely offline and their multi-signature feature prevents a single point of failure and improves the resilience against the loss of funds on the loss of private keys.
Further, all the funds are insured by BitGO, including users’ cryptocurrencies held on MultiSignature cold wallets thus insuring them to an extent.
A user can trade on CoinDCX without submitting his/her KYC documents. However, there are limits to Deposits and Withdrawals as mentioned above.
KYC procedure of the CoinDCX exchange is fully automated in partnership with Onfido (a global leader in artificial intelligence for identity verification and authentication).
CoinDCX has a decent social media presence along with global coverage by traditional (Mint, Times of India, CNBC, Medianama, Inc42, Financial Express, Economic Times, Nasdaq, etc.) as well as crypto media houses (Cointelegraph, Coindesk, Coinpost, Blockchain News, etc.).
So, evidently this exchange has no less than any bigger exchange when it comes to the features. Now, let us summarise the pros and cons of using CoinDCX.
The benefits of the exchange can be pointed as follows:
There are some areas which CoinDCX should try to improve upon, such as:
As per my understanding, CoinDCX is fairly loaded with all the major features. However the adoption of exchange is yet awaited from the user side. Further, the exchange can work on the various limitations I have mentioned above.
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Nonetheless, as crypto adoption is increasing in India and the authorities may clarify the legal framework of the cryptocurrencies (hopefully in favour of the industry) shortly, CoinDCX has a substantial scope of growth in the coming years. The core team is already visible in the media and may be successful in grabbing the attention of the country’s masses which will help the exchange immensely.News appeared first on: Coinsutra.com