How to buy Bitcoin

Exchange online services


In almost any country, a person who wants to buy bitcoins can use the exchange service. The largest aggregators of such services are localbitcoins.com and www.bestchange.com. You need to decide how to buy cryptocurrency (using a bank card, money transfer, electronic payment systems, etc.) and choose a right trader. Pay attention to the reviews. It is worth choosing a seller without complaints and lots of good reviews.

     

    Select your continent:

  • Asia
  • Africa
  • Oceania
  • Europe
  • North America
  • America

    China

    Exchanges: The Chinese Bitcoin market is the most liquid in the world. The leading stock exchanges here are Huobi, OKCoin and BTC China. They charge zero fees, and as a result, there is a very narrow spread.

               


    Japan

    Direct buying: A variety of options for buying and selling bitcoins offers the service coinplug.com. They have two specialized ATMs in Seoul. You can also buy Bitcoin at thousands of ATMs across the country, as well as using gift cards.

    Exchanges: There are three of them: Quoine, Coincheck and Kraken. Of course, the liquidity on them is lower than on the Chinese stock exchanges, however, it is quite possible to buy Bitcoins cheaply there.

                     


    Thailand

    Direct buying: The main Thai bitcoin broker is bitcoin.co.th. There is another one called coins.co.th. It provides a convenient online wallet.

    Exchanges: Thailand has its own exchange called bx.in.th.

                     


    Korea

    Direct buying: A variety of options for buying and selling bitcoins offers the service coinplug.com. They have two specialized ATMs in Seoul. You can also buy Bitcoin at thousands of ATMs across the country, as well as using gift cards.

    Exchanges: In South Korea, there is a well-developed exchange called korbit.co.kr, offering not only Bitcoin trading, but also wallets for all devices and money transfer services. It offers not only Bitcoin trading, but also wallets for all devices and money transfer services.

               


    India

    The largest platform in India is unocoin.com. Here you can buy, sell, store and share Bitcoins. The same opportunities are offered by another large platform called zebpay.com. Both services require user identification.

               


    Philippines

    Two main platforms are buybitcoin.ph and coins.ph. The last one accepts payments in various ways, including cash from a bank account, online transfers and vouchers that can be bought in stores across the country.

               


    Vietnam

    VBTC is an entry-level Vietnamese cryptocurrency exchange. This means the company allows locals to exchange their Dongs (VND) into Bitcoin.


    Indonesia

    In Indonesia you can buy Bitcoins using Indodax.


    Taiwan

    MaiCoin is a Taiwan-based one-stop digital asset exchange platform, providing trading and payment services.


    Malaysia

    In Malaysia, the coins.my platform provides an online wallet, as well as the ability to buy and sell bitcoins.


    Turkey

    BTCTurk.com is the first Bitcoin exchange in Turkey. On the koinim.com platform, one can buy Bitcoins and Lightcoins for Turkish lira.

         


    UAE

    A citizen of the United Arab Emirates can directly buy bitcoins on the Bitoasis website.


    Kuwait

    In Kuwait, one can buy cryptocurrency on the bitfils.com platform.

    China

    Exchanges: The Chinese Bitcoin market is the most liquid in the world. The leading stock exchanges here are Huobi, OKCoin and BTC China. They charge zero fees, and as a result, there is a very narrow spread.

               


    Japan

    Direct buying: A variety of options for buying and selling bitcoins offers the service coinplug.com. They have two specialized ATMs in Seoul. You can also buy Bitcoin at thousands of ATMs across the country, as well as using gift cards.

    Exchanges: There are three of them: Quoine, Coincheck and Kraken. Of course, the liquidity on them is lower than on the Chinese stock exchanges, however, it is quite possible to buy Bitcoins cheaply there.

                     


    Thailand

    Direct buying: The main Thai bitcoin broker is bitcoin.co.th. There is another one called coins.co.th. It provides a convenient online wallet.

    Exchanges: Thailand has its own exchange called bx.in.th.

                     


    Korea

    Direct buying: A variety of options for buying and selling bitcoins offers the service coinplug.com. They have two specialized ATMs in Seoul. You can also buy Bitcoin at thousands of ATMs across the country, as well as using gift cards.

    Exchanges: In South Korea, there is a well-developed exchange called korbit.co.kr, offering not only Bitcoin trading, but also wallets for all devices and money transfer services. It offers not only Bitcoin trading, but also wallets for all devices and money transfer services.

               


    India

    The largest platform in India is unocoin.com. Here you can buy, sell, store and share Bitcoins. The same opportunities are offered by another large platform called zebpay.com. Both services require user identification.

               


    Philippines

    Two main platforms are buybitcoin.ph and coins.ph. The last one accepts payments in various ways, including cash from a bank account, online transfers and vouchers that can be bought in stores across the country.

               


    Vietnam

    VBTC is an entry-level Vietnamese cryptocurrency exchange. This means the company allows locals to exchange their Dongs (VND) into Bitcoin.


    Indonesia

    In Indonesia you can buy Bitcoins using Indodax.


    Taiwan

    MaiCoin is a Taiwan-based one-stop digital asset exchange platform, providing trading and payment services.


    Malaysia

    In Malaysia, the coins.my platform provides an online wallet, as well as the ability to buy and sell bitcoins.


    Turkey

    BTCTurk.com is the first Bitcoin exchange in Turkey. On the koinim.com platform, one can buy Bitcoins and Lightcoins for Turkish lira.

         


    UAE

    A citizen of the United Arab Emirates can directly buy bitcoins on the Bitoasis website.


    Kuwait

    In Kuwait, one can buy cryptocurrency on the bitfils.com platform.

    BitPesa is a digital foreign exchange and payment platform. It is available for many African countries: Ghana, Kenya, Nigeria, Senegal, Tanzania, Uganda, Congo, Morocco, etc. At the stock exchange you can use debit cards, mobile money and the systems such as Paga, MTN and Airtel Money.


    Nigeria

    NairaEx is a leading Nigerian Bitcoin exchange where users can buy and sell bitcoin, perfect money and other e-currencies with Nigerian Naira at best rate.


    South Africa

    iCE3X exchange operates in South Africa. The exchange uses South African Rand and the Nigerian Naira as fiat tethers. The fee structure is transparent and the trading engine delivers.

    Australia

    Direct buying: There are a number of opportunities in Australia. Bit Trade supports the POLi-Payments payment system, Cointree supports both options, bitcoin.com.au allows you to buy bitcoins by for paying them at kiosks, Coinjar not only sells bitcoins, but also supports its own Bitcoin wallet.

    Exchanges: There a stock exchange called Independent Reserve is working in Australia.

                           


    New Zealand

    Direct buying: You can buy Bitcoins on the Coined.co.nz platform via online banking transfer. Vimba offers a wallet and the opportunity to invest in Bitcoins regularly using automatic bank transfers.

    Exchanges: NZBCX is a fully featured bitcoin exchange-trading platform.

               

    Direct buying: Due to unclear regulation, there are a dozen services in the Eurozone for direct buying of Bitcoin with a rich variety of payment channels. Depending on the method of payment, most of such brokers charge 0.5–5% from their clients and earn from the spread. Also in most European countries, Coinbase and Circle online wallets are available with the option of buying Bitcoins by bank transfer or credit card.

    Peering exchangers: Bitcoin.de is a peering market for all European countries, money is accepted as SEPA transfers. Considering fee of 0.5% and a narrow spread, this is probably the cheapest way to buy bitcoin, except for exchanges.

    Exchanges: First of all, it is Kraken and a little less known - Bitstamp. They require full identification.

                           


    Great Britain

    Direct buying: Lots of British people use Bittylicious. This platform, along with bank transfers and credit cards, offers local payment systems, including Paym and Barclays Pingit. However, in some payment options, the transaction cost can be quite high.

    Exchanges: The most popular exchange in the UK is Coinfloor.

         


    Austria

    Austrian citizens can buy Bitcoins using bitcoinbon.at gift cards that are sold at Traffic stores. This is a convenient, but relatively expensive method of buying Bitcoins.


    Germany

    The Germans have Fidor-Bank, cooperating with Bitcoin.de and Kraken, that makes buying on these platforms much faster and more convenient. On the platform Bitcoin.de, Fidor clients are automatically identified and can use the ExpressTrade function. It allows you to buy an unlimited number of Bitcoins at relatively low prices and it becomes available just a few minutes after entering the site.

               


    Spain

    In Spain, the easiest way to buy Bitcoins on Bit2Me.com and Chip-Chap is to use one of thousands of ATMs.

               


    Norway

    In Norway, there is only one exchange called bitcoinsnorway.com. Trading volume on it is quite low, so the operation will cost a lot


    Sweden

    In Sweden, there are two bitcoin brokers that trade using Swedish krona. They are bt.cx and fybse.se.

         


    Denmark

    The only such service in Denmark is coinify.com.


    Poland

    In Poland, there are three exchanges where you can buy Bitcoins using zloty on relatively good conditions. These platforms are BitMarket.pl, BitBay.net and bitmaszyna.pl.

               


    Ukraine

    The Ukrainian exchange, accepting UAH is called kuna.io.

         


    Russia

    One can buy Bitcoins for rubles at matbea.com. Registration with your phone number is required here.


    USA

    Direct buying: Kraken and Coinbase services offer a direct purchase of Bitcoins with a low fee and storage in an online wallet. These platforms accept both bank transfers and credit cards.

    Peering exchangers: Bitquick and Paxful platforms are available for American users. In Bitquick, the buyer shall deposit cash in the account of the seller's bank. At Paxful, the seller can choose any desired payment direction, including PayPal, Western Union, credit and debit cards, gift cards, and more.

    Exchanges: If you want to buy Bitcoins on the stock exchange for USD, then it is also possible. Here are the largest exchanges: Bitstamp, GDAX, Bitfinex, as well as Kraken and Gemini. Most exchanges accept bank transfers only.

                     


    Canada

    Direct buying: Kraken and Coinbase work with Canadian clients. There are platforms designed exclusively for Canadians. First of all, these are QuickBT and canadianbitcoins.com, where you can buy Bitcoins directly worth up to 150 Canadian dollars.

    Peering exchangers: Canadians can buy bitcoins on international peering exchanges such as Paxful and LocalBitcoin for buying bitcoins on P2P markets.

    Exchanges: There are several exchanges that work with Canadian dollars, including Kraken and CoinSquare.

               


    Mexico

    Gift cards: The app Chip-Chap.com will help you to buy gift Bitcoin cards in more than 5 thouthand stores.

    Direct buying: On the platform Volabit.com one can buy Bitcoins for Mexican pesos. You can send money by bank transfer or deposit cash at OXXO, 7-Eleven, Banamex branches and ATMs.

    Exchanges: Bitso.com is a Mexican exchange.

               

    In some countries of Central and South America, several exchanges are available to users. Satoshi Tango operates in Brazil, Chile, Colombia, Costa Rica, Ecuador, El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras, Mexico, Nicaragua, Panama and Peru. Bitex.la offers services in Argentina, Chile, Colombia and Uruguay. CryptoMKT is the fastest growing cryptocurrency exchange in Latin America, operating in Brazil, Chile, Argentina, Mexico and Europe. Local peering exchangers are available in most Latin American countries.

               


    Brazil

    Direct buying: Brazilians can buy Bitcoins directly on the site www.mercadobitcoin.com.br. The server calls itself the largest Bitcoin exchanger in Latin America.

    Exchanges: One of the main Brazilian exchange is called FlowBTC. You can contribute funds by the bank transfer. The second large exchange is Foxbit.com.br.

               


    Argentina

    Ripio is a Bitcoin wallet app that allows you to buy cryptocurrency even on credit and it serves as a payment gateway when paying for goods and services.