Changelly vs Shapeshift.io – comparative review table

Changelly is a platform for both quickly buying Bitcoin and purchasing altcoins (using credit cards processed by Simplex), while Shapeshift.io is primarily an exchange service that lets you convert cryptocurrencies. Some features of both platforms overlap, but there are differences between both services. The table below will help you make up your mind as to what suits you best:

Changelly Shapeshift.io
Bying crypto with fiat? yes (BTC, BCH, ETH, LTC) no
Purchase fees 5% Changelly fee, 5% Simplex fee n/a
Exchange fees 0.50% varying fees (based on miner fees)
KYC Yes, firing on “suspicious” transactions Optional (to enjoy higher limits)
Available altcoins dozens dozens
Membership obligatory recently introduced optional
Reward system no yes (FOX tokens, etc.)
BTC/ETH rate at time of writing 1 BTC = 32.655 ETH 1 BTC = 32.549 ETH
Comments Changelly uses Indacoin for credit card purchases. Go directly through Indacoin if you don’t need the exchange part.

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