Kucoin Review (June 2018)

Kucoin is a cryptocurrency exchange that grew rapidly in late 2017 & early 2018. It supports a wide range of altcoins, and has its own coin called Kucoin Shares (KCS). Below we provide a review of the Kucoin exchange.

If you're looking for a tutorial on how to use Kucoin, click here.

User opinion of Kucoin?


  • The Kucoin interface is user friendly.
  • Support for many different altcoins.
  • Has support for 12 different languages (the UI for changing this is very similar to Binance).


  • In June 2018, the majority of posts on their subreddit seem to be negative, mainly based around deposit/withdrawal issues & small bugs. An official Kucoin account seems to be responding to most of these posts trying to help.
  • Claiming referral rewards is confusing. Many exchanges like Binance & CEX automatically add rewards to your balance, Kucoin requires you to manually move rewards to your wallet.

When was Kucoin launched?

Kucoin's international site was announced on the 19th September 2017. Prior to this, their development team seems to have been assembled in May 2017, and they had private/angel investment in August 2017. The team behind Kucoin have been researching blockchain technology since 2011, and the exchange's technical architecture was achieved back in 2013 (they seem to have spent several years ironing out technical details).

How many users does Kucoin have?

This is difficult to see in real-time, but Kucoin have posted data about their active users on their website and in their newsletter. Their most recent posts:

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