How to Buy Bitcoin

How to Buy Bitcoin


Turning fiat currency into Bitcoin is the most difficult part of cryptocurrency. Once you have Bitcoin, it is an incredibly easy to use free global currency you can send anywhere to do almost anything. That being said, Converting fiat into Bitcoin isn’t necessarily hard, but its harder than using Bitcoin.

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If you are ready to convert fiat money into Bitcoin below are some resources for you.

There are 3 ways to buy and sell bitcoins

  1. Brokers: using a broker is the most convenient way to buy or sell bitcoins. It is usually faster than going through a marketplace or an exchange and the sign up process is easier. But often this also means a bit higher fees. Coinbase is the most prominent example of a large broker with a presence in 24 countries.
  2. Marketplaces: here you meet with others (online or offline) and buy or sell bitcoins directly from individuals. LocalBitcoins is a good example for an international marketplace. The advantage of a marketplace is that cash can be a payment option.
  3. Exchanges: good exchanges are liquid which often creates the best prices and lowest fees. However, it usually takes a couple of days until the verification process is completed. If you don’t want to wait for a few days, a broker is the better choice. If you want to buy larger volumes more frequently signing up with an exchange is worth the money saved.

Below is a list of places to buy and sell Bitcoin by country. This list is not all inclusive, just search Buy Bitcoin on google and you will see a plethora of options and ways to buy the currency of the future.

“Type” indicates whether the platform is broker (B), Marketplace (M) or Exchange (E)

CountryPlatformTypeBuy?Sell?Payment options
ArgentinaLocalBitcoinsMbuysellcash, national bank transfer, other online payments, Western Union
ArgentinaRipioEbuysellcash, bank transfer, PagoFacil, RapiPago
AustraliaCoinbaseBbuysellCredit/Debit Card
AustraliabtcmarketsEbuysellcash, bank transfer
AustraliaCoinjarEbuysellcash, BPAY
AustriaCoinbaseBbuysellBank Account (SEPA), Credit/Debit Card (3D-Secure)
BelgiumCoinbaseBbuysellDeposit (iDEAL), Bank Account (SEPA), Credit/Debit Card (3D-Secure)
BrazilLocalBitcoinsMbuysellcash, transfers with specific bank, national bank transfer, Paypal
BrazilMercadoBitcoinBbuysellbank transfer
BrazilCoinBRBbuysellTED or bank transfer
BulgariaCoinbaseBbuysellBank Account (SEPA), Credit/Debit Card (3D-Secure)
BulgariaSafelloBbuysellsepa, wire, ATM
CanadaLocalBitcoinsMbuysellcash, other online payment, Paypal, national bank transfer, Intrac e-transfer, transfers with specific bank, Moneygram
CanadaQuadrigaCXEbuysellInterac e-Transfer, Direct Bank Transfer, INTERAC Online, Bank Wire
ChileLocalBitcoinsMbuysellcash, national bank transfer, AstroPay
ChinaBTCChinaEbuysellBTCC Voucher
ColombiaLocalBitcoinsMbuysellcash, national bank transfer, transfers with specific bank, Paypal
Costa RicaLocalBitcoinsMbuysellcash, national bank transfer, Moneygram, Paypal, WebMoney, Moneybookers/Skrill, Neteller
CroatiaCoinbaseBbuysellBank Account (SEPA), Credit/Debit Card (3D-Secure)
CyprusCoinbaseBbuysellBank Account (SEPA), Credit/Debit Card (3D-Secure)
Czech RepublicCoinbaseBbuysellBank Account (SEPA), Credit/Debit Card (3D-Secure)
Czech RepublicSafelloBbuysellsepa
DenmarkCoinbaseBbuysellBank Account (SEPA), Credit/Debit Card (3D-Secure)
DenmarkSafelloBbuysellbank transfer
Dominican RepublicLocalBitcoinsMbuysellcash, Paypal, Moneygram, transfers with specific bank, WebMoney
EcuadorLocalBitcoinsMbuysellcash, national bank transfer, Perfect Money, WebMoney, OKPay, Paypal, Moneybookers / Skrill, Neteller, Moneygram,
EgyptLocalBitcoinsMbuysellcash, Western Union, other online payment
FinlandCoinbaseBbuysellBank Account (SEPA), Credit/Debit Card (3D-Secure)
FranceCoinbaseBbuysellBank Account (SEPA), Credit/Debit Card (3D-Secure)
Germanybit4coinBbuysepa, online bank transfer
GermanyKrakenEbuysellsepa, bank transfer
GhanaLocalBitcoinsMbuysellcash, national bank transfer, Perfect Money, Western Union, OKPay, EgoPay, Paypal, Moneybookers / Skrill, WebMoney, Neteller, Moneygram
GreeceCoinbaseBbuysellBank Account (SEPA), Credit/Debit Card (3D-Secure)
Hong KongGatecoinEbuysellSEPA, international wire transfer, SWIFT, OKPAY
Hong KongBitfinexBbuysellEgoPay
HungaryCoinbaseBbuysellBank Account (SEPA), Credit/Debit Card (3D-Secure)
IndiaBTCXIndiaEbuysellbank account (NEFT, RTGS, IMPS)
IndiazebpayEbuysellbank account (HDFC, ICICI, kotak, Yes, AXIS, IndusInd)
IndiaUnocoinEbuysellNEFT/RTGS/IMPS transfer
IndonesiaLocalBitcoinsMbuysellcash, national bank transfer, Western Union,
IndonesiaBitXEbuysellbank transfer
IranLocalBitcoinsMbuysellcash, national bank transfer, WebMoney, Paypal, Moneybookers / Skrill
IraqLocalBitcoinsMbuysellcash, Perfect Money, Western Union, OKPay, EgoPay, Moneybookers / Skrill, Neteller, Moneygram
IrelandCoinbaseBbuysellBank Account (SEPA), Credit/Debit Card (3D-Secure)
ItalyCoinbaseBbuysellBank Account (SEPA), Credit/Debit Card (3D-Secure)
IsraelBitsOfGoldEbuysellbank transfer
IsraelLocalBitcoinsMbuysellcash, International Wire, Western Union, Paypal
JapancoincheckEbuysellcredit card, bank transfer
JapanKrakenEbuysellnational bank transfer
KenyaLocalBitcoinsMbuysellcash, M-PESA Kenya (Safaricom)
KenyaBitXEbuysellM-PESA Kenya
LatviaCoinbaseBbuysellBank Account (SEPA), Credit/Debit Card (3D-Secure)
LebanonLocalBitcoinsMbuysellcash, Perfect Money, Western Union, OKPay, EgoPay, Moneybookers / Skrill, Neteller, Moneygram
LiechtensteinCoinbaseBbuysellBank Account (SEPA), Credit/Debit Card (3D-Secure)
LuxembourgLocalBitcoinsMbuysellcash, sepa, Western Union, PaySafeCard, other online payment, cash by mail, Paypal, Webmoney
MalaysiaLocalBitcoinsMbuysellcash, national bank transfer, Paypal
MalaysiaBitXEbuysellInter-bank GIRO
MaltaCoinbaseBbuysellBank Account (SEPA), Credit/Debit Card (3D-Secure)
MexicoBitsoEbuysellbank transfer, international bank transfer, cash, Pademobile, Ripple
MexicoVolabitBbuycash at OXXO, 7-Eleven, or Tiendas Extra
MonacoCoinbaseBbuysellBank Account (SEPA), Credit/Debit Card (3D-Secure)
NetherlandsCoinbaseBbuysellDeposit (iDEAL), Bank Account (SEPA), Credit/Debit Card (3D-Secure)
Netherlandsbit4coinBbuybank transfer
New ZealandbitNZEbuysellcash, bank transfer
New ZealandLocalBitcoinsMbuysellcash, national bank transfer, transfers with specific bank,
NorwayCoinbaseBbuysellBank Account (SEPA), Credit/Debit Card (3D-Secure)
PanamaLocalBitcoinsMbuysellcash, national bank transfer, transfers with specific bank, Perfect Money, OKPay, Paypal, WebMoney, Moneybookers / Skrill, Neteller, Moneygram
PeruLocalBitcoinsMbuysellcash, national bank transfer, transfers with specific bank
PhilippinesBuyBitcoin.phEbuysellcash, DragonPay (BDO, BPI, Metrobank)
Philippinescoins.phEbuysellbank transfer, Globe GCash
PolandCoinbaseBbuysellBank Account (SEPA), Credit/Debit Card (3D-Secure)
PortugalCoinbaseBbuysellBank Account (SEPA), Credit/Debit Card (3D-Secure)
RomaniaCoinbaseBbuysellBank Account (SEPA)
RomaniaLocalBitcoinsMbuysellcash, national bank transfer, Western Union, sepa, Paypal, other online payment,
RussiaGatecoinEbuysellSEPA, international wire transfer, SWIFT, OKPAY
RussiaLocalBitcoinsMbuysellcash, national bank transfer, transfers with specific bank, QIWI, other online payment, WebMoney
RussiaBTC-EEbuysellsepa, US Bank Wire, Visa, MasterCard, LiqPay, unikarta, PerfectMoney, WebCreds, Ukash, WebMoney
San MarinoCoinbaseBbuysellBank Account (via Xfers), Credit/Debit Card
SingaporeigotEbuysellnational bank transfer
SingaporeCoinbaseBbuysellBank Account (via Xfers), Credit/Debit Card
SlovakiaCoinbaseBbuysellBank Account (SEPA), Credit/Debit Card (3D-Secure)
SloveniaCoinbaseBbuysellBank Account (SEPA), Credit/Debit Card (3D-Secure)
SloveniaLocalBitcoinsMbuysellcash, sepa, national bank transfer, transfers with specific bank, OKPay, EgoPay, Paypal, Moneybookers / Skrill, WebMoney, PaySafeCard
South AfricaBitXEbuysellEFT
South KoreaKORBITEbuysellbank transfer
South KoreacoinplugEbuysellbank transfer
SpainCoinbaseBbuysellBank Account (SEPA), Credit/Debit Card (3D-Secure)
SwedenCoinbaseBbuysellBank Account (SEPA), Credit/Debit Card (3D-Secure)
SwedenSafelloBbuysellSwish, Handelsbanken direkt, Bankgirot
SwitzerlandCoinbaseBbuysellBank Account (SEPA), Credit/Debit Card (3D-Secure)
TaiwanLocalBitcoinsMbuysellcash, national bank transfer, Paypal, OKPay, Western Union 
TurkeyLocalBitcoinsMbuysellcash, national bank transfer, other online payment, Paypal
TurkeyBTCTurkEbuysellbank transfer
United KingdomCircleBbuysellcredit card
United KingdomCoinbaseBbuysellBank Account (SEPA), Credit/Debit Card (3D-Secure)
United KingdomCoincornerBbuysellbank transfer, credit card
United KingdomLocalBitcoinsMbuysellcash, national bank transfer, postal order, Paypal, Moneybookers / Skrill, other online payment, Pingit, Paym, cash by mail, PYC, Neteller, Ukash
United KingdomKrakenEbuysellsepa, bank transfer
United KingdomCoinfloorEbuysellsepa
United Kingdombit4coinBbuysepa
United Account US, Wire transfer
United StatesCoinbaseEbuysellBank Account (US), PayPal Account, Credit/Debit Card
United StatesGatecoinEbuysellSEPA, international wire transfer, SWIFT, OKPAY
United States Account US, Wire transfer
UruguayLocalBitcoinsMbuysellcash, national bank transfer, Perfect Money, WebMoney, OKPay, Paypal, Moneybookers / Skrill, transfers with specific bank, Neteller
VenezuelaLocalBitcoinsMbuysellcash, national bank transfer
VietnamLocalBitcoinsMbuysellcash, International Wire (SWIFT)

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