STEP is available on a number of exchanges in different forms from Spot markets on centralised and decentralised exchanges to Futures Contracts to AMM pools. Below is a list of the locations where the Step team is aware that STEP token is available.
Decentralised exchanges are non-custodial (they dont have control of your funds) and require the usage of a DeFi wallet to interact with (eg. https://phantom.app/). If you lose your keys to your wallet you money is lost. Please be aware of the responsibility to maintain a backup of your wallet.
The Serum DEX has a spot market for STEP against USDC. You can use any front end to the Serum DEX and there are many, a full list of available locations to trade STEP is here. The most popular locations are Raydium, Bonfida and Serum.
Please remember for first time users of the DEX you may need to add the STEP market manually via the instructions at https://docs.step.finance/the-step-token/adding-step-to-a-dex-market
Swap pools are useful for simply trading one currency to another. Some follow an Automated Market Maker model, and some are aggregators for other liquidity. Swaps done on app.step.finance always source the best price from all liquidity locations and therefore we would recommend using Swaps on Step.
**Recommended** STEP/USDC - https://app.step.finance/#/exchange
STEP/SOL pool (Orca AMM) - https://www.orca.so/
Centralised exchanges take custody of your money and often require only an email and password to use. List below of the available Spot and Futures markets.
FTX Spot: https://ftx.com/trade/STEP/USD
FTX Futures: https://ftx.com/trade/STEP-PERP
Gate Spot: https://www.gate.io/trade/STEP_USDT
AAX Spot: https://www.aax.com/spot/trade/STEP:USDT