LocalBitcoins – Fastest and easiest way to buy and sell
Near you or around the globe.
LocalBitcoins is a person-to-person bitcoin trading site.
At LocalBitcoins, people from different countries can exchange their local currency into bitcoins. We allow users to create advertisements where they can choose the payment method and exchange rate for buying and selling bitcoins from and to other LocalBitcoins users. By replying to these advertisements, a trade chat is opened and escrow protection is automatically activated. Escrow protects both buyer and seller by keeping the bitcoins safe until the payment is done and the seller releases bitcoins to the buyer. LocalBitcoins also provides a web wallet from where you can send and receive Bitcoin transactions.
How we are different
LocalBitcoins is peer-to-peer, embracing the nature of bitcoin.
On LocalBitcoins, you are dealing with humans. Unlike stock-like exchanges and centralized Bitcoin trading websites, LocalBitcoins allows you to trade directly with another person. This makes the process customizable, lean and fast, as there is no corporate overhead. You can get your bitcoins instantly. LocalBitcoins aims to support every suitable payment method its user community supports. For every trade, LocalBitcoins offers escrow protection to ensure the bitcoins and both traders are safe.
- The trade process from the creation of the user account to having bitcoins in your wallet takes only a few minutes.
- LocalBitcoins supports a wide range of payment methods.