Paxful vs Remitano: A Head-to-Head Comparison

by | Oct 27, 2019 | Exchange | 0 comments

In the post of today, I did a total comparison of 2 cryptocurrency exchanges: Paxful vs Remitano

Both exchanges pull their weight in the crypto exchange world and offer peer-to-peer(P2P) services.

They primarily connect buyers and sellers for trade and supervise the transaction. This, they do, using the Escrow system.

Paxful and Remitano have also grown to include other services to that of P2P which they offer.

At the end of this post, you will find out which is the best option in terms of reputation, worldwide availability, supported cryptocurrencies, payment methods, etc.

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Post Overview

For the comparison to go smoothly, I will be discussing it under these subheadings:

You will get to see the details of each subheading once you click on it.

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Brief Overview of Both Exchanges

Paxful was founded by Ray Youssef and Artur Schaback in 2015 and is headquartered in the USA.

It serves users from all over the world except countries banned by the Office of Foreign Accounts Control(OFAC).

Its services include:

  • P2P market
  • Wallet
  • Kiosk service
  • Vendor service
  • Affiliate Program

On the other hand, Remitano was registered in 2014 and launched in 2016. It was incorporated in Seychelles and is owned by Babylon Solutions Limited.

Remitano offers the following services:

  • P2P exchange
  • Wallet
  • Remitano invest
  • Remitano swap
  • Affiliate Program

As mentioned earlier, both exchanges are peer-to-peer exchanges. Another exchange in this category is Coincola

The exchanges both have their strengths and weaknesses and on this basis, I will compare the 2 exchanges.

See that in the next section.

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Comparison: Paxful vs Remitano

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I compared Paxful and Remitano based on the following parameters:

  1. Supported countries
  2. Supported cryptocurrencies
  3. Payment methods
  4. Transaction fees
  5. Customer support/Reputation
  6. Verification requirements

Now, let’s get down to business.

1. Supported Countries

Paxful supports users from all around the world except these countries:

Burundi, Central African Republic Sanctions, Cuba, Crimea region, Iran, Iraq, Lebanon, Libya, North Korea, Somalia, South Sudan-related Sanctions, Sudan and Darfur, Syria, Yemen.

And currently, Remitano supports users from 58 countries:

Algeria, Argentina, Australia, Bangladesh, Belarus, Bolivia, Brazil, Brunei, Cambodia, Canada, Ivory Coast, China, Colombia, Denmark, DR Congo, European Union, Ghana, Indonesia, Israel, India, Iran, Italy, Japan, Kenya, Mexico, Malaysia, Myanmar, Namibia, Nigeria, Netherlands, Nepal, Norway, New Zealand, Oman, Peru, Philippines, Pakistan, Poland, Portugal, Qatar, Russia, Rwanda, Singapore, Spain, Sweden, Taiwan, Tanzania, Thailand, Turkey, UAE, Uganda, Ukraine, United Kingdom, United States, Vietnam, Venezuela, South Africa, South Korea, Zambia, Zimbabwe.

2. Supported Cryptocurrencies

While Paxful is solely a Bitcoin exchange, Remitano supports 6 cryptocurrencies at its exchange and wallet services namely:

But at its investment, Remitano supports the following cryptocurrencies:

  • EOS
  • Binance Coin
  • Cardano
  • Stellar
  • Tron

3. Payment Methods

Paxful has 352 payment methods listed as follows:

  • 9 Bank Transfer options (SWIFT, SEPA, e.t.c.)
  • 114 Gift Cards (Amazon, iTunes, e.t.c.)
  • 128 Online Wallets (Skrill, PayPal,e.t.c.)
  • 55 Cash options (Bank deposits, Cash in Person, e.t.c.)
  • 26 Digital currencies (ETH, LTC, e.t.c.)
  • 20 Credit/Debit Cards (Visa/ Master cards, e.t.c.)

Remitano accepts buying and selling only by instant online bank transfer in the currency of the user.

For example, users from Nigeria will pay with Naira(NGN).

4. Transaction Fees

Here is a breakdown of Paxful’s fees:

  • Bank Transfers: …………….0.1%
  • Credit/Debit Cards: ………….1%
  • Digital Currencies: ……………1%
  • Online Transfers: ……………..1%
  • Cash Deposits: …………………1%
  • Gift Cards: For iTunes and Google Play gift cards, it charges 5% and 2% for every other gift card

Remitano charges the following fees:

P2P Exchange

  • Makers – 1%
  • Takers – 0%

Investment Fee

  • When investment closes at a profit – 1%
  • When it closes at a loss – 0%

Deposit and Withdrawal Fees

Remitano fees table

5. Reputation and Customer Support

Paxful has a user-friendly interface that is smooth and catchy with a very comprehensive FAQ section that answers almost every query a user may have.

You can also reach out via its support forum but sometimes, it takes hours before you get a reply.

It has an average rating on Trustpilot but has most of the complaints from users bordering on unsolved disputes, loss of funds to scammers, and unanswered queries.

Remitano is rated excellent on Trustpilot with most reviews commending the friendly interface and how fast transactions are completed.

It has 24-hour customer support through live chat but sometimes takes a while to reply to inquiries.

It sends the reply to your questions via email if you are offline at the time of response.

6. Verification Requirements

To verify your account on Paxful, you will need the following:

  • Level 1 – Phone number and email verification
  • Level 2 – Level 1 + ID verification
  • Level 3 – Level 2 + address verification
  • Level 4 – Level 3 + EDD (Enhanced Due Diligence) or CDD (Customer Due Diligence)

For Remitano, you will need to upload:

  • ID card
  • Selfie + ID card
  • Date Note + ID card

Having looked at these exchanges under the various parameters, which is the best – Paxful or Remitano?

Find out in the next section.

Paxful vs Remitano – Which is Better?

To answer this question, I will be revisiting some of the parameters discussed above.

Paxful is just a year older than Remitano and supports more countries than Remitano.

Remitano supports 58 countries; far less than its older brother(Paxful) but has more responsive customer support.

Paxful supports only Bitcoin and its prices are slightly higher than that of other exchanges because of the vast payment options it provides.

But Remitano offers more cryptocurrency options both at its P2P exchange and at its investment corner.

Well, the better option all boils down to what you want at every given time.

Assuming you want to buy/sell not just Bitcoin but other cryptos too, Remitano is the better option.

This is because you have more coin options there.

The key constraint you might have when you choose Remitano is that it might be unavailable in your country.

To aid you in making a smart choice, you can read up on our Paxful review and also check out the complete review and comparison of Remitano.

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Now that we’ve come to the end of the walk down the discovery lane, you can cool off at this point.

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Okay… Let me know all about it; the questions are inclusive.

Have you had any experience(good or bad) using either Paxful or Remitano that you want to share?

Can you think of anything the exchanges need to improve on?

Or do you need your questions answered?

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Chiamaka Atueyi
Crypto Content writer at Nigeria Bitcoin Community. Whether as a member of my high school Press club or part of the Scriptwriters in my community, I've been on a writing path from the start. The reason? I like keeping people informed.