Quick Reference Guide

Crypto Brokers

We highly recommend everyone open at least one no-obligation account from the following list of concierge service brokers, also known as Over-the-Counters.

Caleb and Brown

Caleb & Brown is known for their concierge services as a premium Over-the-Counter Brokerage in the industry. They are based in Australia with access to the majority of cryptocurrencies in the marketplace.  Getting started with them is as easy as wiring funds and having them manage trades on your behalf.  They are also more than happy to transfer the cryptocurrencies you purchase to your private wallet(s). 

Caleb & Brown fees: 3.5% – 5%.  (Note: The link above provides the discounted rate of 3.5%)

Coin Trading Company

Coin Trading Company is based in the USA and operates as a trading desk for coins you wish to remain in your possession.

Coin Trading Company fees: 1.5% – 5%.  (Note: Rates will vary based on desired coin liquidity)

Other(s)

If you enjoy the convenience of Over-the-Counter firms, although you are seeking more cost effective providers, please fill out the form below and we may be able to introduce you to a hand full more that are lessor known.  

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On/Off Ramps

The following exchanges and/or wallets provide the ability to transfer fiat (USD) currency directly to and from your bank account and purchase cryptocurrency; referred to as on/off ramps.

Abra

Abra is an easy to use and intuitive cryptocurrency exchange with a mobile wallet application that provides the ability to connect to your bank.

Kraken

Kraken is one of the earliest exchanges to launch in the industry.  Once verified, they provide the ability to ACH and wire funds in and out of your account in US Dollars.

FTX

FTX is a well established exchange that offers the ability to connect to your bank as well as an FTX card to spend with.

Crypto.com

Crypto.com is an easy to use and intuitive cryptocurrency exchange with a mobile wallet application that provides the ability, although not straight forward method to connect to your bank.

Gate.io

Swan

Swan is best known for their easy to use platform that focuses on only bitcoin.  They provide you with the ability to connect to your bank account as well as auto withdrawal on a scheduled basis.

Crypto Swap Exchanges

Following is a list of exchanges that provide you the ability to swap your coins while remaining within your custody / wallet.  See Side-by-Side Exchange Comparison.

SimpleSwap

SimpleSwap offers swaps at competitive prices.

Changelly

Changelly is a quality swap exchange that is integrated into a number of third party products and services.

ChangeNow

ChangeNow is a swap exchange that you may find integrated into a number of third party products and websites.

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Exolix

Exolix offers swaps at competitive prices.

SwapSpace

SwapSpace aggregates from multiple exchanges to help find you the best rate(s). 

Centralized Exchanges (CEX)

We recommend transferring tokens to self-custody wallets when purchasing from any of these centralized exchanges.

Kucoin

Kucoin is an excellent under the radar exchange that provides access to a large number of in-demand coins not often found elsewhere.  

Binance

Binance is the largest cryptocurrency exchange in the world by market cap.  Although not accessible in all 50 US states, a reasonably low cost option for many.  

Bitrue

Bitrue is a lessor known, yet good overall cryptocurrency exchange that provides access a variety of in-demand coin pairs with the ability to earn interest through staking.  

Bittrex

Bittrex is a good overall cryptocurrency exchange that provides access a large number of in-demand coins not often found elsewhere.  

Coinbase

Decentralized Exchanges (DEX)

Decentralized exchanges provide a means to exchange cryptocurrencies without an intermediary.

Uniswap

Uniswap is a well established and popular decentralized exchange for Ethereum.

Sushiswap

Sushi Swap provides decentralized exchanges on a number of different chains.  Ethereum, Polygon, Avalanche, Binance, and Harmony to name a few.

TerraSwap

Terraswap is a decentralized exchange for Terra(LUNA).

Quickswap

Quickswap is a popular decentralized exchange for Polygon.

Osmosis

Osmosis is a decentralized exchange for Cosmos.

PancakeSwap

PancakeSwap is a decentralized exchange for the Binance chain.

SpookySwap

SpookySwap is a decentralized exchange for the Fantom Opera chain.

Earning Interest and Loan Services

Earn a higher interest than with US dollars or borrow against your cryptocurrency, allowing it to continue appreciating. 

Nexo

Nexo is a well established company that provides some of the highest rates of return in interest as well as some of the lowest rates when borrowing against cryptocurrencies.

Celsius

Celsius is a top quality and easy to use platform to earn interest and borrow against your cryptocurrencies.

Abra

Abra is an easy to use and intuitive cryptocurrency exchange with a mobile wallet application that provides the ability to earn interest as well as borrow against your cryptocurrency.

CoinLoan

Hodlnaut

Blockfi

Credit / Debit Cards

Cards that allow you to charge directly against your cryptocurrency or earn crypto rewards while spending in fiat.

Litecoin Debit Card

The Litecoin debit card is a one of a kind partnership by the Litecoin Foundation to offer a Visa debit card to the public which allows you to spend your litecoin no different than you would US dollars.

Blockfi Credit Card

Blockfi makes one of the only cards on the market that offers bitcoin rewards while providing the added fraud protections that come with having a credit card.  As of this time, they do not offer business/institutional credit cards.

Nexo Debit Card

Nexo  

Cash App Debit Card

Download Cash App and enter code QHRNPQD to receive $5 after your first money exchange.

Crypto.com Debit Card

Crypto.com offers debit cards of different tiers based on how much you secure in CRO coins.  Each offers different levels of rewards.

Fold Debit Card

Fold Card is a debit card that offers variable rates of bitcoin rewards based on their unique and interactive rewards application that works in concert with your purchases in fiat/USD.

Multi-Signature Wallets

A Multi-Signature wallet is a wallet shared by two or more parties/signers.  A highly recommended feature when working with third party services.

Armory

Armory is the only open source wallet with cold storage and multi-signature support

Electrum

Electrum is fast, secure, and easy to use.

Casa

Casa makes it easy to buy and secure bitcoin without wondering whether you’re doing it right.

(Hot) Software Wallets

The following list of wallets are among the best options when deciding to hold your cryptocurrencies in a software based private wallet.

Exodus

Exodus is a top quality mobile wallet in addition to desktop/laptop application that provides self custody of your cryptocurrency portfolio.

Divi

Divi is a highly innovative project and wallet that also provided you the means to earn passive income.  

MetaMask

MetaMask is a well established and primarily browser based cryptocurrency wallet.

Abra

Abra is an easy to use and intuitive cryptocurrency exchange with a mobile wallet application that provides the ability to connect to your bank.

Gnosis Safe

Gnosis Safe is a top quality mobile wallet in addition to desktop/laptop application that provides self custody of your cryptocurrency portfolio.

Guarda

Guarda is a top quality mobile wallet in addition to desktop/laptop application that provides self custody of your cryptocurrency portfolio.

Trust Wallet

Trust Wallet is a top quality mobile wallet in addition to desktop/laptop application that provides self custody of your cryptocurrency portfolio.

(Cold) Hardware Wallets

When taking into account general best practices for each, these hardware wallets provide the greatest protection for your cryptocurrency portfolio.

Ledger

Ledger is a well established and popular hardware wallet that integrates into a large number of software wallets and cryptocurrency ecosystems via their Ledger Live APIs.  Ledger also offers a Ledger Card to spend your cryptocurrencies.  The private key resides on the device.

Calix Solutions (Laptop)

The Calix Solutions crypto-only laptop comes in both Apple or Windows and is the first of it kind.  The laptop is designed to secure your cryptos and each laptop purchase comes with a complimentary one hour customer service face to face call.  Calix Solutions also provides a series of videos to familiarize yourself with the laptop uses and best practices.

Bitfi

The Bitfi wallet is among the most secure and private on the market today.  It operates over wireless although the private key never leaves in-memory encryption.  The device is the size of a small phone and if lost, a new one could be ordered and used just the same.  In addition, Bitfi offers a backup software based method to retrieve cryptocurrency in the event of a disaster.  Bitfi provides built-in Changelly exchange to help minimize transfers in favor of swaps.  The private key does not reside on the device.

SafePal

SafePal is a fairly secure cryptocurrency hardware wallet that relies on the camera to provide an air gapped solution.  For added security, the device is not capable of bluetooth, wifi, or NFC communications.  Although it can be cumbersome to operate, it integrates more seamlessly using Binance.  The private key resides on the device.

CoolWallet

CoolWallet is an excellent entry level hardware wallet that operates over Bluetooth and fits conveniently in your physical wallet, as is it the size and width of a credit card.  In addition, CoolWallet provides built in Changelly exchange to help minimize transfers in favor of swaps.

(Hot+Cold) Combination Wallets

The following list of browser based wallets are among the strongest when combined with a cold wallet such as a Ledger and/or Calix Crypto-Only Laptop. 

MetaMask

MetaMask is a well established and primarily browser based cryptocurrency wallet that pairs well with Ledger.

Terra Station

Terra Station is a Terra network cryptocurrency wallet that is available as a browser extension and pairs with Ledger.

Keplr

Keplr is a web 3 Cosmos network wallet that pairs with Ledger.

Ledger (Cold Wallet)

Ledger is a well established and popular hardware wallet that integrates into a large number of software wallets and cryptocurrency ecosystems via their Ledger Live APIs.  Ledger also offers a Ledger Card to spend your cryptocurrencies.  The private key resides on the device.

Calix Solutions (Laptop)

The Calix Solutions crypto-only laptop comes in both Apple or Windows and is the first of it kind.  The laptop is designed to secure your cryptos and each laptop purchase comes with a complimentary one hour customer service face to face call.  Calix Solutions also provides a series of videos to familiarize yourself with the laptop uses and best practices.

Lightning Mobile Wallets

Wallets leveraging the Lightning Network, which provides faster bitcoin/blockchain transaction processing.

BlueWallet

BlueWallet is an open source Lightning Network wallet.

Strike

Strike is a popular, easy to use Lightning Network Mobile Wallet.

IRA / 401K

Companies offering cryptocurrency as an alternative asset when rolling over or establishing an IRA or 401K.

ChoiceApp

Choice offers the best of all worlds with three options as well as the ability to invest in more than just cryptocurrency.

iTrustCapital

iTrustCapital is among one of the best options to hold your IRA funds and invest in cryptocurrencies for those not seeking to self custody the cryptocurrencies.

Self-Directed IRA / 401K

IRAs/401Ks with checkbook control to easily invest in cryptocurrency, real estate, precious metals, stocks, etc.

Rocket Dollar

Rocket Dollar offers excellent options for anyone interested taking self custody and directing their IRA or 401K funds.

Other(s)

We would be happy to put you in contact with additional high quality options.  If you are interested, please fill out the following form.

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Miscellaneous

Value-added services and products worthy of mention although they do not fit any other category.

Shopping Rewards (Crypto)

Lolli allows you to earn free bitcoin rewards when you shop online.

VPN

NordVPN is among the fastest and most secure VPNs on the market.  Their VPN application is compatible on most devices.

Cellular Service

PureTalk USA offers great service for anyone who might be cost conscious to those seeking unlimited data at a fraction of the cost you likely pay today while supporting a small company.

Email

CTemplar is a secure email and good alternative to Big Tech that is built on blockchain technology.

Domain Names (Legacy)

NameCheap  is an Arizona based domain name registry company that also offers hosting and private email services and competitive rates.

Domain Names (BlockChain)

Precious Metals

OneGold.com offers you the ability to invest in precious metals (gold/silver/platinum) at reasonable cost through APMEX, a premier precious metals providers.

Education (Crypto / Blockchain)

Moralis Academy is a mature platform for anyone who is a beginner all the way up to those who are experienced and would like to expand their knowledge of cryptocurrency, block chain, or programming.  Learn what is bitcoin, what is blockchain, how to create a smart contract, or how to program.  You can also check out their webinar to learn more.

Direct Deposit / Wages (CRYPTO)

With Bitwage, you can direct either a portion or all of your direct deposits and/or wages be converted to cryptocurrency and automatically placed into the wallet address of your choice.  A great option for anyone who would like to buy cryptocurrency while avoiding the exchanges automatically.

Farm Box Delivery (Texas area)

Crypto Tracking

Coin Tracking can keep track of your coin purchases either manually or automatically in most cases.

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