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Binance vs CoinSpot: Which is right for you?

Compare these popular crypto exchanges side by side to see which one meets your trading needs.

CoinSpot has been around since 2013 and has garnered a reputation as being one of Australia's leading cryptocurrency exchanges. It has over 2.5 million registered members at the time of writing, more than any other exchange based in Australia. The platform's simple user interface, wide range of coins and strong security history make it a frequent choice for newcomers to crypto.

Binance was launched in 2017 and quickly ascended to become the world's most popular cryptocurrency exchange in terms of trading volume and active userbase. Binance supports a plethora of coins and features including an NFT marketplace, earning opportunities and advanced trading options.

We've compared these exchanges side by side to help you choose which platform is best suited to your specific cryptocurrency needs.

Disclaimer: This information should not be interpreted as an endorsement of cryptocurrency or any specific provider, service or offering. It is not a recommendation to trade.

General overview

Binance AustraliaCoinSpot
Finder Score
4.0
★★★★★
4.0
★★★★★
Trading FeeMaker: 0.0120 – 0.1000%
Taker: 0.0240 – 0.1000%
1%
Deposit methodCredit card,Cryptocurrency,Debit card,P2PBank transfer,Credit card,Cryptocurrency,Debit card,PayID
Withdrawal FeesAUD: Not supported
Cryptocurrency: Fees vary
AUD: None
Cryptocurrency: Fees vary
24/7 support?YesYes
App available? YesYes
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CoinSpot is an Australia-based exchange operating out of Melbourne. Binance is a registered entity in the Cayman Islands, although it has over 40 offices located around the world.

Both exchanges are registered with Australia's regulatory body, the Australian Transaction Reports and Analysis Centre (AUSTRAC). Because of this, both platforms are compliant with Australian anti-money laundering (AML), know your customer (KYC) and counter-terrorism financing (CTF) laws.

CoinSpot and Binance are equipped with a large range of features, including support for a multi-token cryptocurrency wallet.

Binance users can earn rewards on their crypto investments via staking. Both exchanges have NFT marketplaces.

Notably, Binance's success has allowed it to create a native blockchain to complement its exchange. Known as the Binance Smart Chain, this network has expanded Binance's capabilities to the decentralised finance (DeFi) world and allows its customers to participate in advanced crypto opportunities like yield farming and liquidity provision.

Round 2: Supported coins

Binance AustraliaCoinSpot
Number of tradeable crypto assets386459
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CoinSpot and Binance both have a large range of cryptocurrencies available to buy and trade. The number of supported coins is almost identical.

Due to this, neither platform has a particular advantage when comparing supported cryptocurrencies. Most investors will be able to find the asset they want to purchase on either exchange.

Round 3: Supported fiat currencies

Binance AustraliaCoinSpot
Number of supported fiat currencies801
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CoinSpot is an Australian exchange, and only supports Australian deposits and withdrawals (in addition to cryptocurrency).

Binance is a global exchange and supports a wide range of fiat currencies although you can no longer transfer AUD via bank transfer or PayID which has caused them to limit their AUD-denominated markets. Most trading is done against US dollar stablecoins, BTC, BNB and ETH.

Round 4: Costs

Binance AustraliaCoinSpot
Minimum deposits$50$1
Deposit FeesCryptocurrency: NoneBank transfer and PayID: None
Cash: 2.5%
Card: 1.88%
Trading FeeMaker: 0.0120 – 0.1000%
Taker: 0.0240 – 0.1000%
1%
Withdrawal FeesAUD: Not supported
Cryptocurrency: Fees vary
AUD: None
Cryptocurrency: Fees vary
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CoinSpot has a relatively competitive fee structure, with a fee of 0.1% on market orders (depending on the cryptocurrency) and 1% on instant buys. On top of no withdrawal or deposit fees, CoinSpot is a solid choice for Australians looking for value on their crypto purchases.

Binance is one of the most competitively priced exchanges available to Australians, with lower fees compared to most of its competitors. Binance's trading fee ranges from 0% to 0.1%, varying based on volume and whether you're a "maker" or a "taker".

In addition, CoinSpot has rather high spreads, especially in comparison to Binance. Spreads are the difference between the price of an asset at the time of purchase and the price it is sold to you. These spreads fluctuate frequently depending on the cryptocurrency, but CoinSpot customers have reported spreads of up to 4%.

Conversely, Binance's spreads have progressively tightened, averaging well under 1% per transaction.

Round 5: Deposit methods

Binance AustraliaCoinSpot
Deposit methodsCredit card, Cryptocurrency, Debit card, P2PBank transfer, Credit card, Cryptocurrency, Debit card, PayID
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CoinSpot offers support for most major Australian deposit methods for fiat currency. Instant bank transfers through POLi and PayID can be used without a fee, alongside traditional bank transfers (which take a few days to deposit). CoinSpot even offers physical cash deposits, allowing Australian residents to add funds to their accounts at supported newsagents around the country.

Binance does not currently accept AUD deposits. The says they hope this will be temporary and is in the process of finding a new payments provider.

Both exchanges accept credit and debit card deposits, although this is where fees are highest.

Round 6: What our users are saying

Finder users have left over hundreds of reviews for both CoinSpot and Binance which are overwhelmingly positive for both.

CoinSpot scores an average of 4.3/5 while Binance gets 4.8/5.

CoinSpot reviews

A common theme among CoinSpot users is praise for how easy the platform is to use and its beginner-oriented features. Customer support is also well regarded.

As for criticisms, they tend to focus on issues with account verification and security measures that some users find inconvenient.

Binance reviews

Reviews of Binance praise the smartphone app in particular, which offers all the features of the desktop exchange in a compact format. Users also enjoy the wide range of coins available as well as the extra features like staking.

Binance users appear to critique it for two main reasons – poor customer service and an overwhelming user interface that is not well suited for beginners. Mind you, the Binance App offers a lite mode with a simplified interface which is tailored to beginner investors.

Winner: Binance

There isn't much separating Binance and CoinSpot in this comparison. Both exchanges have a broad range of supported cryptocurrencies, free AUD deposits and withdrawals and a number of additional earning opportunities. Both exchanges have a good security track record and are registered with AUSTRAC. Binance even has an insurance fund of over US$1 billion to cover loss of funds.

Where Binance really edges out CoinSpot is its low fees – which are some of the most competitive you can find on the exchange market. CoinSpot has a straightforward fee structure, but better value can be found elsewhere.

CoinSpot does have some advantages – its user interface is easier to navigate for novices, and Aussie residents may feel more comfortable registering with a local business.

Overall, it's worth remembering that there's no such thing as a "best" exchange – only exchanges that are "best" for you. The platform you end up choosing will reflect your specific circumstances, and you may even end up using features from both.

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Written by

Ben Knight

Ben Knight is a contributing cryptocurrency writer for Finder. Having written for Alternative Assets, PianoDreamers and YeahAustralia in the past, his passion for language and creativity with words drives his work. Ben has a master’s degree in writing, editing and publishing, and a bachelor’s degree in creative writing. See full profile

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