TL;DR- Log in to your KuCoin account. In the top right of the landing page, click Orders and you’ll see a drop down menu. Your trade history will be under Spot Trades, Margin Trades, Futures Trades depending on where you made your trades. For most people, this will be Spot Trades. For a step-by-step right now use the ‘Jump to Section’ above and click How to View Your Trade History on KuCoin.
If you haven’t already, I heavily recommend getting a hardware wallet like a Ledger Nano to hold your crypto and NFTs! A little bit of spending on security goes a long way in the jungle of a space that crypto is.
A little about KuCoin
KuCoin was founded in 2017 and is incorporated in Seychelles but operates in Singapore. If you’re a bit rusty on your geography, Seychelles is a tropical paradise off the eastern coast of Africa in the Indian Ocean. The good thing about this is that it’s NOT in Hong Kong. There will be no China FUD or bullshit/a government crack down or any kind of government intervention in Singapore or the Seychelles. KuCoin also has decent customer service and a very trader friendly UX. On the Internet about one and four crypto traders worldwide trades with KuCoin.
Why KuCoin is better than Binance
If you live in the US or the UK, you know how frustrating it is to not have access to the full version of Binance. This means you’re unable to buy tokens of some solid altcoin projects, like Theta or Ergo or Avalanche. Kucoin brings to the US what Binance.US cannot- over 400 alt coins and 87 trading pairs. This brings you the entire crypto world- it’s like having the TV package with over 800 channels. KuCoin also has smaller fees than a Coinbase and even Coinbase Pro. For funding your account, KuCoin transacts in over 50 fiat currencies- from the Danish krone to the Vietnamese Dong. Another huge plus is that KuCoin doesn’t require KYC to start playing ball. Sweet!
Reporting your crypto gains (and losses!) for taxes
There’s a strong chance regardless of where in the world you live you’re going to need to report your crypto gains for tax purposes. Many who use KuCoin have not completed the Know-Your-Customer (KYC) process- so even if KuCoin could, they wouldn’t know where to send tax information to your country’s tax authorities. That means it’s up to you to do so.
Unfortunately, most tax codes in most countries are quite complicated. I’m not a tax or financial advisor, so if you’re looking to find info on the cheap do some Googling/Redditing to find out what the deal is.
If you have made losses on your crypto trades and you live in the US, you’re allowed to report up to $3,000 in ‘capital losses’ to save on your taxes. Keep in mind you’ll need to find the net amount of loss or gain among all your trades. KuCoin will help you do this.
Otherwise, sometimes it’s just good to know how much you’ve gained or lost in the crypto game over a certain time period. We all have to face the music eventually.
How to View Your Trade History on KuCoin
1. Login to your KuCoin account. When you hit the landing page, click Orders and you’ll see a drop down menu. The last three items on the drop down menu will be your trade histories.
Here’s what these mean:
Spot Trades are just the normal buying and selling of cryptocurrencies via the ‘Trade’ tab on KuCoin.
Margin Trades are trades you made with borrowed money. Do you remember hitting the Margin tab when you made your trade?
Futures Trades are trades you made on either KuCoin Futures Lite or Futures Pro.
It’s best to click on each of the items in the drop down one at a time and see if you have histories with any of them.
2. Once you select the type of trade, you’ll be brought to the screen shown below. In the drop down menus across the top you’ll be able to select the Time Period, Trading Pair, Buy/Sell, and Order Type. If you’re looking at this for tax purposes, you’ll want to select Custom on the Time Period drop down on the left and pick the dates to match the calendar year you’re filing for.
3. To get this in a file that’s readable by Google Sheets, Excel, and Keynote, select the Export to CSV button on the top right. You’ll be prompted to select your preferences for Time Period, Trading Pair, Buy/Sell, and Order Type. It’s best to adjust the Time Period to your liking and leave the rest blank so all trades show. After you’ve selected Export to CSV, hit Confirm on the pop up that shows.
4. On the very top right of your screen click the Bell Icon and you should see the first item in the list is Download. Click this square and you’ll be brought to the Download CSV screen. To download the CSV onto your computer, click the Cloud Icon next to the download you’re looking for. Your browser may give you a pop-up asking to name the file. Check your computer’s Downloads Folder to see the file.
5. Unfortunately KuCoin only allows exports for 100 day periods max. So if you’ve been active the entire calendar year and need to report this for tax purposes, you’ll need to do up to 4 CSV downloads to get all the information you need. KuCoin needs to fix this!