BarsandStars wrote:Here's another noob question. Considering Binance, bittrex and apparently others are not taking new users, what other options are there? I've had a coinbase account for a while and gave up after numerous attempts to verify my ID. I finally got it done over the weekend using the coinbase app but now I'm in the position that it seems every exchange I want to join is not taking new members. That leaves me with BTC, BCH, ETH, LTC as my options for my first purchase on coinbase. I'm leaning towards LTC but am wondering, for my first purchase, should I buy BTC instead? Originally I was going to buy BTC, then transfer it elsewhere to buy Alt coins. Since many exchanges are not taking new members, would it make more sense to buy some LTC and hold it until the other exchanges open back up? (sorry I refuse to say HODL) lol
What kills me is I opened that coinbase account when PIVX was first being talked about on this forum back when it was like $0.65. I chickened out and never went any further with it.
My understanding is Binance just re-opened the registration process. If you'd like my referral code for Binance - send me a PM.
I also suggest KuCoin & HitBTC for opening an account to have a backup or two. For buying alt-coins, you usually want either BTC or ETH - as those are the most common trading pairs. What you choose to acquire is a matter of personal preference though so I don't really advise one over the other.