Just a perfect exchange with realtime trade information. For a beginner it will take a little time to find out what is what. I used Coinbase to buy LTC (low transaction fee) and transfer it to Binance. Used BlockCypher to track the transfer. Funds were in Binance within 17 minutes (LTC is not a miners favorite thing to 'waste' time on, according to BlockCypher). From there just buy BTC for my LTC and very easy to get for instance Ripple and withdraw Ripple to other hot/cold storage.