Getting your cryptocurrency listed on exchanges is not quite as simple. The crypto market is swamped with cryptos and exchanges need to spend time and resources to make your cryptocurrency available for trading.
While investors, and more specifically traders, seek quick, profitable trades, exchanges nowadays are more interested in the quality and popularity of a given cryptocurrency.
Supply must be met by demand and demand in FinTech is created by combining innovation with usefulness. It’s good to have something unique, new and interesting to offer, accompanied by a community of supportive followers.
The community must believe that a given cryptocurrency is worth their time and money. A strong community is one in which members actively promote the benefits of their favorite cryptocurrency and choose to buy and hold it long term.
The dev team’s technological background, experience and reputation are of essence as well.
Before submitting a listing request with exchanges, however, prepare your own list of specs and notes as follows:
– have a verified trading account at the exchange
– Howey Test (cannot be/resemble a security; cannot mention profit as a feature)
– cryptocurrency name and ticker symbol
– cryptocurrency description and utility
– cryptocurrency website, whitepaper, email, and logo URL
– the date was the project launched
– community (size, level of activity, social media accounts, Reddit, BitcoinTalk)
– where else it’s available for trading/being traded/other exchanges
– transaction fee
– initial price
– market capitalization
– total supply
– circulating supply
– token distribution
– project funding sources (ICO, community/crowdfund, VC, private investors)
– protocol (POW, POS)
– Github source code, audit
– blockchain explorer/API
– block time
– number of blocks
– programming language
– smart contract address
Depending on the exchange, lead devs and/or community members can apply for a listing, request a listing, suggest a listing or vote for a cryptocurrency to be listed. In many cases either option requires a certain amount of capital. And while there are rumors of exchanges demanding $1 million per listing many exchanges don’t seem to charge anything at all.
According to their website, Bittrex does not charge a new cryptocurrency listing fee.
How do I submit a token to Bittrex for listing? – Bittrex Support
Apply To List – Huobi.Pro
OKEx Token Listing – Help center
Coinbase announced that it will be adding a number of ERC20 tokens to its GDAX exchange in 2018.
Coinbase/GDAX Digital Asset Framework
Coinbase | Email Us
GDAX | Email Us
Binance is about to open a decentralized wing of their exchange by the name of Binance Chain and this will hopefully make listing easier and cheaper.
Listing a Coin on Binance.com – Binance
Binance – New Requests
Add token / HitBTC
According to their website, Poloniex does not accept payment for a cryptocurrency listing.
Poloniex – Bitcoin/Digital Asset Exchange – Contact Us
Requests » New Coin Request » Circle Asset Listing Form
How can I get a coin listed on Poloniex? : Support Center
How to list a coin on KuCoin – KuCoin Help Center
KuCoin Help Center
KuCoin – Bitcoin Exchange: Bitcoin, Ethereum, Litecoin, KCS
Livecoin – Coin listing
Contact Us – Cryptocurrency Exchange and Bitcoin(BTC) trading platform. Buy, sell, margin! Tidex.com
» Business proposal and listing
IDEX – Decentralized Ethereum Asset Exchange
Scroll down to the bottom of the page » Submit token
Cryptopia has something called Paytopia where they offer cryptocurrency listing packages with a price tag of around $80,000.
Cryptopia – Paytopia
YoBit.Net Add Coin
Listing Request – Gate.io – The Gate of Blockchain Assets Exchange
C-CEX gives the option to suggest a new cryptocurrency and upvote it through collective donations ranging from 0-3 BTC.
C-CEX.com – Crypto-currency exchange / MultiWallet
CEX.IO HELP CENTRE
ACX – Listing Application
Tradesatoshi – Support
How to get your coin listed on COBINHOOD Exchange
Add your own coin to LiteBit.eu! Over 19.000 customers
The Nanex exchange does not accept ERC20 tokens and appears to charge between 1 and 5 BTC per listing.
What is required for an asset to be listed on Nanex? – Nanex
OpenLedger – Decentralized Asset Exchange
» list your coin
CryptoBridge – Decentralized Cryptocurrency Exchange
I Want a Coin Added to ShapeShift – Can You Help? – ShapeShift Help Center
» Asset Request Form
How to manually add an ERC20 token? : Coinomi Support
Listing | BTC-Alpha
How to add new coin to KUNA Exchange
User Suggestions – CoinPulse Exchange (Add Your Coin)
On BitBay, the community can upvote a new cryptocurrency and the winner gets a free listing.
Add your coin or token on BitBay! – Bitcoin Exchange | BitBay
Quanta offers new cryptocurrency submission and free voting.
QUANTA – Decentralized cryptocurrency exchange
» Token voting » Submit token
Last but not least
Before applying for a listing on exchanges, try getting your cryptocurrency listed on Coin Market Cap (or an alternative). It it doesn’t work, have it listed on there as soon as you get your first exchange listing. It is essential for traders and investors to be able to see your cryptocurrency stats and charts on a third party charting website so that’s a major priority!